Hokkaidō University Botanical Garden
One of Sapporo's must-sees, this beautiful outdoor garden is the botanical showpiece of Hokkaidō University. Here you'll find more than...
Opened in 2003, the 38-floor JR Tower (173m) offers the best views of Sapporo. It's easy, all indoor, and there are shopping, eating and...
Old Hokkaidō Government Office Building
Known by all as Akarenga (red bricks), this magnificent neo-baroque building was constructed of bricks in 1888 and is surrounded by...
There is some truth to the observation that cocktails seem to taste better when consumed at great heights. Here on the 35th floor of the...
A Sapporo staple, soup curry is an inventive way to warm the body and spice up your palette, especially on a blistery winter day. As its...
Hokkaidō University information
Lonely Planet review
Established in 1876, this university is a scenic place, with a number of unique buildings. The Furukawa Memorial Hall and the Seikatei are noteworthy, and several campus museums are open to the public. The bust of William S Clark, the founding vice-president of the university, is a well-known landmark. Upon his departure in 1877, Professor Clark famously told his students: 'Boys, be ambitious!'