Widely known for its Seafood Miso Ramen and the most remarkable snow festival Yuki Matsuri, Sapporo City (札幌市) is the capital of the second largest prefecture, Hokkaido. The Meiji era witnessed the evolution of Sopparo from a small part of Ishikari plain into a metropolitan with an American and European touch to it added by the foreign architects. And this cosmopolitan gained much of its international fame when the 1972 Winter Olympics were held there.
Where the snow festival in winters leaves you in awe of intricately designed ice sculptures and statues, the city also offers warm summers to enjoy the sunny days. Keep a look out for lavender growing at the sides of the roads during the summer season. You might be lucky enough to see them!
The amazing sights of public parks like Odori and Moerenuma Park, Sapporo Clock Tower, Moiwa-yama Ropeway, Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum are bound to keep any traveler on the move all day long for exploration. For when the sun sets in, Susukino district brings the city to life at night with exciting restaurants, cafes stores, and endless entertainment.
If you are a seafood and fish lover, do not forget to visit the famous Nijo Fish Market. With over a hundred years of experience, the Nijo Market serves both the locals as well as tourists looking for fresh seafood produce. Do pop by and say hi to the local traders, and take pictures of the wide range of fresh seafood, especially the famous crabs of Hokkaido.
RESTAURANTS & HOTELS
For all the foodie tourists, here are few restaurants you should try
General Information: To find out more about this beautiful place, check this link
Transportation: Here is how you can commute in Sapporo