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  • Scott H
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    Such a fun time! Sapporo was great. Such great food. We went for the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2024 and it was fantastic. While you’re there definitely try Miso Ramen and Curry Soup from Suage+ Honten. The Sapporo Beer Museum and Genghis Khan in the food hall there was delicious and such a fun experience. Will definitely go back to check out what Sapporo has to offer during the summer months. It was an easy trip via ANA airlines from Haneda airport from Tokyo.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • sendmeadream
    Singapore, Singapore264 contributions
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    Beautiful park with flowers and autumn foliage. The corn truck had delicious corn on the cob that was worth the queue! Wish I had more of it! The parallel street had a tranquil small park that tourists overlook and locals go there to paint. The park is beautiful both in the day and at night.
    Written November 14, 2023
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  • sydneysider48
    Sydney, Australia1,141 contributions
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    An interesting area in downtown Sapporo filled with bars and restaurants offering all types of food, certainly worth a visit at night when the lights come on and the area becomes very lively.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore4,356 contributions
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    Hokudai 北大 is the famous Japanese national University in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Considered to be the nation's finest institutions of higher education or research it Is one of the top universities and was ranked 5th in THE Japan University Rankings.
    Little surprise that it is considered a “tourist-visiting sites” too by TA and some traveling journals. The premise has such abundance of accessible green space that we were overwhelmed when we visited it recently. Barely a 10 mins walk north from our Hotel stay.

    We noted that the general public can often be seen using the campus area in a similar way to a public park, mostly jogging & some bicycle. There is a museum in the university that is opened daily which we did not go to., we just roam around the northern-eastern side of the campus, relaxing ourselves on the last morning b4 our flight back to SG.
    And always must-mention will be the Hokkaido university poplar avenue and also the "Ginko avenue", at both areas the trees/flowers aplenty and drew much crowd and even tourists. Depending on the season it could be ginko, cherry and even maple leaves

    Recommended if one has the time and is nearby.
    Written November 4, 2023
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  • Albywon
    Sydney, Australia11,856 contributions
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    A lovely complex of buildings telling the story of Hokkaido Jingu. Home of theTulelary deities it also contains the Bronze Statue of Yoshitake Shima who provided much of the emphasis for its construction.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Hiroaki Kaneko
    Tokyo, Japan3,506 contributions
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    北海道逆念記念事業の一環で造られた野外博物館である。明治以降、北海道開拓のために、あるいは北海道開拓時代に建てられ、北海道各地で残された当時の建物が一堂に移築・保存されており、北海道開拓時代の往年の建築様式や人々の生活を見学することが出来る。ほとんどの建築物が明治・大正期に建てられたもので、且つ本州などの北海道以外の場所から移住した人々が設計した建物であるため、日本の本州以南に遺されている明治・大正期の建物の様式と大きな差異は見られない。一方で、『北海道』という広大な場所を、可能な限り短い期間で本州以南と同程度の文化・生活様式に発展させようという意思が働いたからか、本州以南に遺された建物と比較するとやや小ぶりなものが多いように見受けられる(移築・保存可能な遺された建物がそれしかなかったから、かもしれないが)。当然ながら、アイヌの人々の建物や生活様式の展示は皆無である。
    展示されている建物全てではないが、多くの建物は中に入ることが出来る(そのうちの一部の建物は、中に入る際に入口で靴を脱ぐ必要がある)。敷地に入るための入り口にはスロープが設置されており、敷地内も特段段差等が無いため、車椅子等の障碍を持つ方でも気軽に利用することが出来る。とは言え、敷地内の全ての道や通路が整備されているわけではないので注意が必要である。さらに、多くの建物は可能な限り当時の状態で保存されているため、エレベーターやエスカレーターが設置されていないことにも注意が必要である。
    敷地内は、大きく市街地群と山村群に分けられており、市街地群には往年の庁舎や旅館・商業施設等が、山村群には往年の農家や開拓小屋・飯場が展示されている。建物だけでなく屋外の様子も可能な限り往年の環境を再現しているため、あたかも明治・大正期の、広々としつつも現代の賑わいには程遠く、素朴で少し寂しさを含む北海道の空気感を感じることが出来るだろう。敷地内の全ての道は広めに設定されているため、大人数のグループで訪れても狭苦しさは全く感じない。当時の伝統の遊びを体験したり楽器や印刷機を体験したりするイベントがほぼ毎日のように行われており、さらにタイミングがよければ馬車鉄道にも乗ることが出来る。全ての展示された建物を訪れるだけでも1時間は簡単に過ぎてしまうので、じっくり見学して回るなら2〜3時間は必要だろう。
    全ての展示物ではないが、英語等の多言語での説明も併記されているため、海外からの観光客も気楽に訪れることが出来ると思う。

    It's an open-air museum built as part of the Hokkaido Pioneering Commemoration Project. The museum houses a collection of buildings that were built for or during Hokkaido's pioneering period after the Meiji era (1868-1912) and left behind in various parts of Hokkaido, which have been relocated and preserved. Most of the buildings were constructed in the Meiji and Taisho periods, and were designed by people who had emigrated from places other than Hokkaido, such as Honshu, so there is not much difference in style from the buildings of the Meiji and Taisho periods left behind in Japan south of Honshu. On the other hand, many of the buildings seem to be somewhat smaller than those left behind south of Honshu, perhaps because of the will to develop the culture and lifestyle of the vast area of Hokkaido to the same level as those south of Honshu in the shortest possible time (perhaps because they were the only buildings left behind that could be relocated and preserved, (This may be because they were the only surviving buildings that could be moved and preserved.) Naturally, there are no displays of buildings or lifestyles of the Ainu people.
    Many, but not all, of the buildings on display are accessible (some of them require visitors to remove their shoes at the entrance). The entrances to the site are equipped with ramps, and there are no steps within the site, so wheelchairs and other disabilities can easily use the site. However, it should be noted that not all roads and pathways within the site are well maintained. In addition, many of the buildings have been preserved as much as possible in their original state, so it's important to note that there are no elevators or escalators.
    The site is largely divided into an urban area and a mountain village, with the urban area housing government buildings, inns, and commercial facilities of yesteryear, and the mountain village exhibiting farmhouses and pioneer huts of yesteryear. The buildings as well as the outdoors have been recreated as close as possible to the environment of yesteryear, so that visitors can feel the atmosphere of Hokkaido in the Meiji and Taisho periods, spacious but far from the bustle of today, with a touch of simplicity and a touch of loneliness. All the paths in the site are wide, so even if you visit with a large group, you will not feel cramped at all. Events are held almost daily to experience traditional games, musical instruments, and printing presses of the time, and if the timing is right, visitors can even take a ride on the horse-drawn carriage train. It would easily take an hour just to visit all the exhibits, so if you want to take your time, you will probably need two to three hours.
    Not all of the exhibits have explanations in English or other languages, so visitors from overseas should be able to visit with ease.
    Written October 5, 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,056 contributions
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    Mt Okura Observatory is located on the outskirts of the capital of Hokkaido, Sapporo. You can get to the top of the mountain and get a good view of the city of Sapporo. The trip to the top is fairly easy, it's well worth the effort. The offering of transport connections is convenient.
    Written February 3, 2024
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  • Wolv3rin3
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,788 contributions
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    We got here at half 2pm in taxi, there were a quite a crowd already. The premium had been sold out, no choice but go for the freebie tour. Quite informative short videos at the mini theatre, well laid out chronological exhibits in Japanese, with English cards on the side.
    The highlight is probably the beer sampling. You purchase the tickets at the vending machine, cash, credit card or eWallet. Collect at the bar, and we managed a table seating despite the crowd. JPY 1,000 for three beers sampler.
    Kaitakushi beer, a mild and smooth beer which I couldn't find at the local stores.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines8,179 contributions
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    Great place to visit any season of the year. The time we went there , just encountered so many visitors, but it was festive. History suggests that the founder should be making chocolate but decided to focus on pastries or cookies instead . An exhibit on how it was done was rather superficially demonstrated. But I suggest buying their specialties at the store or having soft ice cream or coffee at their coffee shop.
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines8,179 contributions
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    The underground maze of several walkways going back and forth seem to stretch several kilometers. The weather is indeed chilly during winter , and staying at the Sapporo Grand Hotel , we would later discover this pathway underneath at the basement which has a plethora of shops , restaurants and fast food outlets. Several toilets along the way can be seen. But take note most are closing by 9 pm so we can be wary of that .
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
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    Go to the top of the JR Tower and admire the views of the city. Don't miss the unique men's room with a view.
    Written June 22, 2023
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  • Franie
    Manila, Philippines23 contributions
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    Went on a Saturday morning. It was just magical. Walking through powdery snow with no crowds, it was a great opportunity to appreciate nature.
    Written February 27, 2023
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