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Stream running through the university

I get up north of the central station in Sapporo up there is the large campus area of Hokkaido University. The campus is a large area with all the different faculties and some nice wooden areas where you can walk around for quite a bit of time.

 

It is a bit strange for a Japanese university - but the man they praise around the university is actually an American - named Clark. He was the first president of the agricultural institute which later was transformed into the University of Hokkaido. Inside the campus area is a small museum which tells the story of the university - unfortunately most of it is in Japanese only.  But there is an exhibition with a bit of the cultural history of the northern people of Asia who first occupied Hokkaido.

 

I leave the museum and try to find one of the best attractions of the university - the gingko avenue. I must admit I am a bit disappointed - the avenue looked really good on the pictures I had seen of it but here in real life it is not all that impressive.

 

Hence I leave the university and as I wonder along I stumbled upon the daily temple. I guess I should not be so surprised because it is sort of the same as the churches spread out over every city in Europe. But I am still not that familiar with the sights of temples so I am still a bit fascinated every time I pass one.

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Stream running through the univers…
Stream running through the univer…
Building on the campus area
Building on the campus area
Clark
Clark
Clark
Clark
another building
another building
Same building
Same building
Not sure what this building actual…
Not sure what this building actua…
Pond at the university
Pond at the university
Gingko avenu
Gingko avenu
Gingko avenu
Gingko avenu
Gingko avenu
Gingko avenu
Smoking not allowed outside in thi…
Smoking not allowed outside in th…
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
The days temple
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