Cool Brew – Premier Traveler

Comparing Sapporo to Japan’s other big cities is like playing “One of These Things is Not Like the Others.”

Sapporo is Japan’s fifth-largest city, yet it scarcely resembles the top four—Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya—in history, lifestyle and business culture. It’s the capital of Hokkaidō, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, where the geography and climate are more akin to the Rockies than the crowded, boxy, futuristic metropolises of Honshū, Japan’s main island.

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