24 hours in Sapporo
After a night out in Sapporo last Saturday we spent Sunday kicking around with a camera and letting the city pass by.
Sapporo – 札幌, is the fifth-largest city in Japan by population (2 Million), and is Hokkaido’s largest and capital city.
Sapporo hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics (the first ever held in Asia) and is home to the famous Sapporo Brewery. The Snow Festival (Yuki Matsuri) is held every February and in 2011 runs from Feb 7-13. My 3 visits to the festival all rank in my top 5 coldest moments of my life – but it’s awesome, 3 story buildings carved form ice are worth some cold toes.