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April 19, 2017

New symbol zone, “sitatte sapporo” is a new shopping facility near Sapporo station. It is connected with Chikaho, underground walkway. This facility has several restaurants, cafes, and shops. It opened on 4th march. By the way, the name of this facility is written with...

February 13, 2017

Sapporo Marui Mitsukoshi is a company which has department stores in Sapporo. One of its department stores is Marui-Imai and it was known “Marui-san”. Although Marui-Imai has been loved by local people, it has bankrupted 3 times. In 2009, Marui-Imai was acquired by Mit...

February 9, 2017

If you start studying in Japan, you may open your bank account firstly. In Sapporo, you can also do shopping at a bank. BISSE is a shopping mall located right by Odori Park. This shopping mall is in a building which was built as a headquarters of a local bank.

There are...

January 5, 2017

BIC CAMERA is a mass retailer of home electronics. This retailer sells not only cameras but also home electronics, personal computer, toys, games, sports goods, travel goods, medicine and so on. For now, it has 35 stores all over this country.

In Sapporo, its store is i...

January 4, 2017

Daimaru is a department store. It started its business in Kyoto in the early 18 century. Nowadays, its headquarters is in Osaka. In 2003, it opened up a new store in Sapporo. 

As the new store is located in JR TOWER which also contains JR Sapporo station, it has quite g...

January 3, 2017

JR TOWER is the station building which has the entrance of Sapporo Station. This building consists of the tower part, the central part and the department store part. This building contains a hotel, a department store, a cinema complex, several clinics and offices and f...

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 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 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...

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