Sapporo: Sightseeing & Food

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Some of the non-snow festival related places we visited in Sapporo and some Sapporo speciality food.

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When we visited Sapporo it was very cold and the paths were sludgy and icy, I slipped quite a few times! Luckily you can get most places underground through the long connected walkways.

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So high.

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Lots of abandoned bikes.

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Boxes of grit for everybody to use.

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Our first sightseeing stop was Sapporo Clock Tower, it was only 200yen to enter and we got a free Hatsune Miku snow festival file. A lovely older gentleman introduced himself to us as the English guide and told us about the history of the building and how he used to come here as a young boy when it was a library.

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Sapporo Tower was another spot we stopped at a few times.

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Fantastic view.

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Also a gift shop with bear or seal curry. Ew.

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We stopped by Nijo Market for some fresh fish!

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Salmon rice bowl and crab soup, the couple who ran the place were super sweet and between our basic Japanese and English had a decent chat.

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Susukino area, we visited a few times for shopping and the ice world part of the snow festival and most importantly for some Sapporo style ramen.

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Ramen alley.

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I got garlic ramen, yummy and so garlicky.

Other random convenience store based Sapporo specialities….

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Special Sapporo only Georgia coffee with Hokkaido milk.

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Hokkaido Milk pudding.

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Hokkaido milk caramel.

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Hokkaido ice cream.

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Sapporo beer, the classic style is a Sapporo limited version.

Hokkaido is also famous for corn, potatoes and cheese, the corn was so cheap at the snow festival food stalls (300yen) I regret not getting any!

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