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Saturday, 20 September 2008

Panoramic Views of Sapporo

Sapporo is the 5th largest city in Japan, and the largest in Hokkaido. The city planning was based on a grid system, so almost all the streets are straight and long. Each block in the city was name with the Cartesian coordinate system, e.g., North 3 East 8.

To get the best panoramic views of Sapporo, I went up to Moiwayama (Mt. Moiwa) by the rope way.


The Moiwayama Rope Way Station is along the only streetcar line in Sapporo, with the terminal station at Susukino, the entertainment district in Sapporo.

The return ticket costs ¥1,100 at the time of writing. Although it is not very cheap, it's worth it.


I stayed at the viewing platform starting from the golden hour until nightfall and I was rewarded with these views. You may click on the images below for larger view.






The Sapporo TV Tower was also clearly visible from this viewing platform. It actually looks a bit like the Tokyo Tower as viewed from Mori Tower.


I saw a lot of people taking the shots without using a tripod as they didn't have one with them. So, if that had happened to me, I would take some creative shots taking advantage of the handshake.


The neatly lined streets of Sapporo are also a gem for night photography, creating grids of lights.



Tink *~*~* said...

What a beautiful city, with the hills surrounding it. Thanks for taking me along! I am SO bad at night photography, with or without a tripod. It is a total fluke when I get a good shot, and then I get really excited and proud, forgetting that I don't REALLY now what I'm doing! :D LOL

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haan said...

wow feel stunning when i first saw the 1st pic! I think i'd have taken the pic with less green part but more with the city view.. dunno.. just what i have in mind!

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