Sapporo – Snow City Part I

Hokkaido journey was continued to the last city in Hokkaido, Sapporo. Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido is famous for its Sapporo beer, Ramen, snow festival and winter olympic. I took JR train using my Hokkaido JR pass to go from Otaru to the city. If you landed in New Chitose airport, there is frequent train to the city. For travelling around Sapporo, you can use 1 day pass include subway, street car and bus for 1000 Yen, or 800 Yen for only subway, or 300 Yen for only street car. During public holiday and weekend, there is donichika kippu for only 500 Yen for travel only on Subway

As I arrived early in Sapporo, I can not check in first into my room and have to leave my luggage to the reception. First I went to Susukino, the city center of Sapporo, famous for its night life and restaurants surround the area.
Susukino

My first meal of the day is Sapporo Ramen, nearby the metro station.  The price is reasonable and tasty.
Sapporo Ramen
Sapporo Ramen
Sapporo Ramen

The first attraction I visited that day was Former Hokkaido Government Building, located nearby Sapporo Station Exit No 10. Former Hokkaido Government building is also named as Akarenga (Red brick building) and has history since 1869.
Former Hokkaido Government Building
Former Hokkaido Government Building

From Hokkaido Government building, I visited Hokkaido university as my next destination. There is nice and free museum inside the university.
Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University Museum
Hokkaido University Museum

Soon after that, I back to my hotel, check in and rest for a while. I enjoy my stay at Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park hotel is the hotel is relatively new, pleasant staffs with nice breakfast. During my stay there, they have good promotion for the buffet breakfast, where you can enjoy a lot of Hokkaido specialitties especially the pastry which was prepared freshly in the hotel. The good thing of the hotel is also the location is nearby Nakajima metro station in the city center, hence it’s convenient to go to the city center.
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park hotel
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park hotel
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park Hotel
Address : 1-2, Nishi 4, Minami 9, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City Center
                 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Phone    : +81115130700 

For my dinner, I visited Curry D Savy to enjoy Hokkaido curry, one of popular food in Hokkaido. The price is above the average, however it taste good.
Curry D Savy
Curry D Savy
Curry D Savy
Curry D Savy

From Curry D savy, I walked down to Odori to look for Sapporo TV Tower. Odori is location used by Sapporo snow festival every year.
Sapporo TV Tower

 Nearby there, I noticed there are film shooting of Samurai, a good opportunity to look how film is made from nearby distance.
Sapporo TV Tower
Film Shooting
Film Shooting

From there, I continued my walk to Sapporo Clock Tower (Tokeidai).
Sapporo Clock Tower

Later I continued my walk around Odori.
Odori
Odori
Odori

I decided to walk around Susukino and having my supper at Coco Curry house. I have to admit I was fond of Japanese curry especially after my visit to Hakodate and taste the Japanese curry which taste different compared to normal curry I taste before.
Susukino
Susukino
Coco Curry
Coco House Curry

We will continue our Sapporo journey on next article.

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    My second day morning was started by having the breakfast at Nakajima Vessel Inn.  During my visit, they have special promotion for the breakfast which cost less than normal. I was glad that I chose to have the breakfast they had various type of local food I can try, especially…
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