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December 30, 2016

Hokkaido University is a national university in Sapporo. It predecessor, the Sapporo Agricultural College was founded in 1876. The motto of this university is “Boys, be ambitious”. Dr. Clark remarked this phrase when he left.

Since this school invited foreign teachers t...

December 29, 2016

Aurora Town is an underground mall which is lying from Odori subway station to the Sapporo TV Tower. It has about 50 shops which include fast food restaurants, a convenience store, and a bookstore.

This underground mall is surrounded by some important buildings like the...

December 28, 2016

Pole Town is one of the underground malls in Sapporo. This underground mall lasts for about 400 meters between Odori station and Susukino station. By the way, another underground mall is called Aurora town. Now, these underground malls celebrate the 45th anniversary.


December 27, 2016

500-m gallery is officially known as Sapporo Odori 500-m underground walkway gallery and is located between subway Odori station and Bus center mae station.

This gallery used to be temporary and it has become a permanent facility since 2011. This is the longest museum o...

December 26, 2016

Le trois is a commercial facility opened in 2015. It is located in Odori Street, the main street. An annex of a local department store used to be in this place.

The most impressive characteristic of this facility is that it targets on three generations of women. It mean...

December 24, 2016

Every year, a jumbo Christmas tree is set in the Atrium of Sapporo Factory. This year, the Christmas tree was brought from Hiroo Santaland, Hokkaido. The height of this tree is about 15 meters and it was decorated by LED and ornaments.
Since it snowed historically an...

December 23, 2016

AJI NO TOKEIDAI is ramen restaurants of a chain. It means “The Clock Tower of taste”. I have no idea what this means. 

AJI NO TOKEIDAI has operated since more than 40 years ago in Sapporo. In addition, it can be found easily all over this city. Thus, this restaurant is...

December 22, 2016

Seicomart is a Hokkaido-based convenience store and more than 1,000 stores of it are in Hokkaido. Even if you go to a backwoods town in Hokkaido, you would find this convenience store. Its chain is one of the oldest convenience store chains in Japan.

The lineup of goods...

December 21, 2016

Bikkuri Donkey is a hamburger restaurant of a chain. The headquarters of the chain is in Sapporo and more than 300 restaurants are across the country. There are many restaurants around Sapporo.

Many buildings of Bikkuri Donkey are unique since they are decorated by lumb...

December 20, 2016

DONGURI is a local bakery which has 8 shops in Sapporo. Donguri means "acorn" in Japanese. 
While Sapporo is a bakery battleground, this small bakery has gotten good word of mouth from locally. Especially Chikuwa pan (Fish sausage bread), its signature dish, made thi...

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