Greetings from Royton Sapporo!
Today we present a number of splendid spots from your very own adventurer receptionist!
Even to travelers who have never been to Sapporo, it may be common knowledge that Sapporo is a city with spectacular landscapes. That being said, in order to give an honest recommendation of where best to go, there’s nothing better than having firsthand experience!
With that, a photo journey begins in the center of the city, at the historic Sapporo Clocktower. You may find it to be smaller than how it seems in this picture, but it is undoubtedly overflowing with historical cultural meaning.
The next stop on my journey was the local fish market, “North of Gourmet,” where I experienced an unbelievably fresh (and completely raw!) assorted seafood bowl! For travelers who have never tried fresh seafood bowls (kaisen 海鮮), I recommend this place as a safe and friendly first step!
Next, I ascended the Ropeway to the summit of Mt. Moiwa, where the views are unbelievably vast.
Once you reach the top, to the North you can see the bustling city of Hokkaido, and to the South are the hills and valleys of Sapporo, wrinkling like the nearby ocean. If you take a look at the following panorama, you can see it all the same time just like I did!
The last stop on my journey was Hitujigaoka, a verdant plain known throughout Japan for its beauty and for its profound influence on Hokkaido agriculture.
A symbol of international cooperation and of Hokkaido’s agricultural revolution, Professor Clark is best known for founding Hokkaido Agricultural College, now known as Hokkaido University.
Before returning to America, Professor Clark’s echoing line that encouraged his Japanese students to continue onward in their work is engraved below him, and for the end of my journey, I could not hope to say anything better:
“BOYS, BE AMBITIOUS!”