Located 515 mi/830 km northeast of Tokyo, Sapporo, Japan, is familiar to millions of people around the world as the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics—and to millions more as the home of the Sapporo beer brewery.
This Hokkaido island city is one of the most modern in Japan (most buildings are less than 100 years old). In our opinion, it's not worth going out of your way to see—unless a visit coincides with the February Snow Festival, which takes place in Odori Park, Susukino entertainmen... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.