About Sapporo

The northernmost of the host cities, Sapporo is the capital of the island of Hokkaido and one of Japan’s youngest cities: this isn’t a place to encounter traditional Japanese culture, but rather a vibrant modern city rich in nightlife, shopping and seafood dining. That’s not to mention the hearty drinking culture: the eponymous beer originates here, and Sapporo hosts a number of Oktoberfest style events. Hokkaido is a ramen hotspot, with miso being Sapporo’s broth of choice. From the Sapporo TV Tower you can enjoy a great view out over Odori Park and the city beyond.