Hokkaido University Sapporo Reviews
Hokkaido University Jul 01, 2009
A bit north of the station is the massive university complex which is home to the biggest university of Hokkaido. The university is originally founded in 1876 as an agricultural college with an American as the first president of the college. Later it grew to become a major university covering all fields of science. But the agricultural department is still a significant part of the university.
You can stroll around in the gardens taking in the view of some of the older buildings and the trees lining for instance the Gingko Avenue.
There is a fairly large museum on the university grounds. It is dedicated to all the different branches of science. Most of the exhibitions are in Japanese only but there is an interesting exhibition on the first floor which is about the culture and people of the northern most part of the Pacific. This exhibition is both in Japanese and English and gives quite a lot of information about the traditional culture of the people of the northern area.
On the university ground is a small information centre which will give out handy maps in English for the visitor so it is easy to navigate the campus ground.
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