Sapporo Eco Plaza (Sapporo City Kita-ku) is a facility where people can enjoy learning about environmental issues. It is located on the second floor of Sapporo L-plaza building, and there are interesting miniature models and information panels through which visitors can find out about environmental issues such as the amount of energy used for consumer electrical appliances, or the levels of carbon dioxide emissions. There is also an optional tour to view solar panels installed on the rooftop of the building. In addition, there is a library called Information Center on the first floor where visitors can read books or watch videos about the environment.
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We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.
Tonden Local History Museum (Sapporo City Kita-ku) is a free museum for studying the history of the Tonden area. It is located in a building of the Tonden Local Center. There are many exhibits of Tondenhei, the soldiers responsible for developing and guarding Hokkaido who came from Honshu Island in the late 19th century. The name of this area is derived from Tondenhei. An old house which was used by a Tondenhei family is on show with some mannequins. Also, a cart to extingushing fire and a uniform of Tondenhei are exhibited, as well as tools for agriculture and household things for everyday life.
At the end of March of Sapporo, the lowest and the highest temperatures on a typical day range between 0 degrees and around 5 degrees. Typically, snow can still be seen on both sides of the road since snow-removing vehicles created walls of snow over the winter period. However, this melts day by day. Sometimes, snow falls on a cold day, especially in the middle of the night, and a few centimeters of snow can cover the road. It melts quickly enough though. As for clothing, people change their coats rom thick outerwear to thinner outerwear. People in Sapporo still feel a bit chilly.
Wave Street 和 Bay Terrace是位於Wing Bay 小樽的靠海側4樓的免費休息處。Wave Street除了設有椅子之外，也有販賣飲料的自動販賣機。Bay Terrace是可以看到遊艇碼頭和大海的戶外休息處，特別在夏天是個非常舒適的地方。Wing Bay 小樽是與JR小樽築港站直接連結的大型商場。
Wave Street and Bay Terrace in Wing Bay Otaru - a huge shopping mall - are places for people to have rest for free. Both places are on the fourth floor of this commercial complex, located on the sea facing side. There are many chairs at Wave Street, and some drinks vending machines. People can spend a comfortable time there. Alternatively, people can take in good views from Bay Terrace which is an open space like a huge deck. A yacht harbor and the ocean are just in front of Bay Terrace. It's very nice especially in summer.
Sapporo Village Memorial Museum (Sapporo City, Higashi-ku) is a facility for studying the history of Sapporo. Admission is free. The location of this museum is the actual place where Sapporo first began. In 1866, this spot in the wilderness was cultivated and became Sapporo Village. Mr. Kametaro Otomo was one of the people who contributed to building the village, mainly through making roads, bridges and an irrigation canal. The canal is now called Sosei River, and runs through central Sapporo. Interestingly, this place was where onion growing originated in Japan. Onions were first grown successfully here in 1880.
Mir Museum (Tomakomai City) is a facility to study space technology development. It is located in the Science Center in Tomakomai City. Mir was the first space station for astronauts to be able to stay long term, and was launched by the USSR in 1986. In 1989, the reserve Mir spacecraft was exhibited at the World Design Exposition which was held in Nagoya City. Following the expo it was sold to Iwakura Construction (Tomakomai City) and was later presented to the city. This museum opened in 1999, and admission is free. The museum is valuable to learn about space technology development.
Lilac Gallery (Sapporo City Chuo-ku) is a gallery managed by the cultural foundation of Hokkaido Bank. Its location faces Odori Park, which is an green area in an urban jungle. This gallery was established with the concept of being a place resembling an oasis for busy people in Odori, which is a busy commercial area. It also aims to provide a place to enhance peaceful minds for the people of Sapporo. The location is on the first floor of Hokkaido Bank's headquarters building; directly connected to Exit 4 and Exit 9 of the Odori Subway Station. Admission is free.
Bar Terrace （札幌市中央區）位於紅磚露台（Akarenga Terrace）3樓的美食街。總共有拉麵、蕎麥麵、中式·韓式·西式料理、點心店等6家店家（營業時間為每天早上的11點至晚上23點為止）。此外，在同一棟大樓內也有各式各樣的餐廳與酒吧。因為紅磚露台位於札幌市市中心，從很多飯店都可以步行前往，大樓直接連結地下步行空間。
Bar Terrace (Sapporo City Chuo-ku) is a food court located on the third floor of Akarenga Terrace building. There are six shops - ramen noodles, soba (buckwheat) noodles, Chinese cuisine, Korean cuisine, western cuisine, and sweets. All shops in the food court are open from 11 am to 11 pm every day. There are various other establishments, such as coffee shops and bars in the same building. As the location is the center of Sapporo, tourists are able to come to this building on foot from their hotel downtown. One of the entrances is directly connected to Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway.
Sapporo Citizens Disaster Prevention Center (Sapporo City Shiroishi-ku) is a facility to instruct people how to react in an emergency caused by various disasters. Visitors can use machines and facilities to simulate disasters - a big earthquake, violent winds of 30 meters per second, smoke in a building which is on fire, etc. Visitors can also earn the correct and effective way to use a fire extinguisher. A real fire-engine is also exhibited. They can learn Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), too. This place is not an amusement park, but people - especially children, can improve their thinking and behavior in disasters by using the simulators.