Hokkaido is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Japan, with people visiting from all over the world. Sapporo (札幌, “important river flowing through a plain” in Ainu language) is the capital of Hokkaido and Japan’s fifth largest city. Sapporo is also one of the nation’s youngest major cities. In 1857, the city’s population stood at just seven people, but this October 2015, there will be a new service connecting Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia and Chitose Airport in Hokkaido.
A new map guiding Muslims around Sapporo, was newly released by Halal Media Japan, in cooperation with the City of Sapporo, to include Muslim-friendly restaurants, prayer spaces, and tourist attractions in Hokkaido.
Now that you know you don’t have to worry about food, we give you more reasons to visit Sapporo.
1. In winter, Sapporo’s hills are heavy with snow, perfect for skiing.
2. Visit the parks around Sapporo.
Odori Park (大通公園, Ōdōri Kōen) is the broad median of Odori (“large street”) in the center of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south. The park stretches about a kilometer and a half over twelve city blocks and offers pleasant green space during the warmer months. In early February, the park serves as the main site of the Sapporo Snow Festival.
I’m travelling to Sapporo and I want this map now! Where can I get it?
Relax relax, you can get it from the Chitose airport, and the main tourist information centers around the city.
Or alternatively, you can get save this image below when you’re headed there.