Hokkaido Nippon-Ham fighters (Nichihamu) is a professional baseball team which has been based in Sapporo since 2004. On 29th October 2016, Nichihamu won the Japan Series championship!
The series was so interesting because Nichihamu won 4th straight after the 2nd consecutive losses against Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Each game was also thrilling since there were two walk-off victories and two grand slams during the series.
After the great victory, many department stores and sho
Donichika Ticket is a one-day subway pass for weekends and holidays. It costs only 520 yen for adult. It is quite cheap and useful. For example, it costs 320 yen from Shin-Sapporo station to Odori station. So if you make a round trip between these stations, it costs 640 yen. As a result, it is better to buy Donichika in this case. Even if you go to another station, it doesn’t cost additionally, of course. One of good ways to use this ticket is for sightseeing. You can hang ou
Moiwayama means Mt. Moiwa. This mountain locates southwest of Sapporo and it takes about 25 minutes from the central district by streetcar. The height of this mountain is 531 meters. Since it is near from the central district, this mountain is famous for sightseeing. For example, the Mountaintop observatory is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Sapporo. To go there, rope-ways and Maurice cars can be used. It is said that Maurice car is the first mini-cable car in the
I went to a neco café. Neco means cat. This new neco café is run by a NPO organization which preserves abandoned cats. When I went there, firstly its staff explained how to deal with cats to me for a long time. Actually I didn’t concentrate her explanation because I wanted to play with cats as early as possible.After released from the explanation, I was taken into the room where cats live. There were other customers playing with cats in the room. At first, no cat came to me.
SAPICA is an IC card which can be used for transportation in Sapporo. It also can be used for shopping in some stores. I use it whenever I take a bus, subway or streetcar because I can receive 10% discounts on it. For example, if I pay 200 yen as fare of subway by SAPICA, I will gain 20 SAPICA points, 10% of its fare. After saving SAPICA points more than fare you pay, the fare will be paid by SAPICA points instead of money. SAPICA points can also be gained in some convenience