Sapporo is a large city with the population of 1.95 million, yet blessed with a rich natural environment. The city is also the hub of tourism in Hokkaido where urban life and nature coexist in harmony. Visitors are attracted to Sapporo’s various sightseeing spots, tourist activities, restaurants as well as shopping streets.

Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park, which divides the city center into north and south sections, is an oasis filled with flowers and greenery for local people and visitors, is the venue for various events throughout the year. Spring in Sapporo starts around the end of April and colorful flowers such as cherry blossoms and lilacs are full in bloom. The Sapporo TV Tower, the city’s symbol, has an observatory where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Sapporo.
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park
You will love the range of colors of the 800 plants including suzuran (lilies of the valley), which the park was named after. In the Country Garden, which represents Hokkaido’s idyllic pastoral landscape, you will admire the spectacular site of 2.5 million of tulips in bloom in late May. The park also has waterfalls and streams. Stroll around to see the Hokkaido’s flowers inside while listening to the sound of streams and birds.
Best Eats in Spring
A large producer of wheat and fruits, Hokkaido is the best place for Western style confectionery. All these ingredients for sweets come to Sapporo, which just makes it a city of sweets. “Shime-parfait,” eating a parfait after meal or drinks in the evening, is the latest trend here.

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