Sapporo is a metropolitan area in Japan
Inhabitants: 2,500,000 (World Rank 160)
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For the beer and brewery, see Sapporo Brewery.
Sapporo (札幌市, Sapporo-shi?) listen is the fifth-largest city in Japan by population. It is the capital of Hokkaidō Prefecture, located in Ishikari Subprefecture, and an ordinance-designated city of Japan.
Sapporo is best known outside Japan for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics, and the annual Yuki Matsuri in the city, internationally referred to as the Sapporo Snow Festival, which draws more than 2 million tourists from around the world. The city is also home to the eponymous Sapporo Breweries.