1-1-1 Higashi-Sapporo 6-jo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, Japan
The Sapporo Convention Center is located just 8-minutes walk from Higashi Sapporo subway station (station number: T12).
This general-purpose convention center was built to accommodate a full range of meetings and exhibitions. With a floor space of 20,000m2 in one basement level and three above ground levels, the center includes a Main Hall, a Conference Hall, a Mid-Sized Hall and a Small Hall along with fifteen other Meeting Rooms. Combining nature and the best of an international city together, in "Convention City Sapporo", people, wisdom, and great dreams are brought together and given expression; a place where the world gathers together in international understanding.
City of Sapporo
Hokkaido is located at the northern part of the Japanese archipelago. With a population approaching nearly two million, Sapporo is the largest city and is the main commercial and business center of Hokkaido. Until the end of the Edo Period (1603?1868), Sapporo was a trading post with the Ainu (an indigenous people of Japan and Russia). In 1869, it was renamed Hokkaido and the Hokkaido Development Commission was sent and began to establish the head office in Sapporo. The Hokkaido Development Commission organized Sapporo into a planned city modeled after Kyoto. Thus, Sapporo becomes known for its functional grid of streets and avenues. With the settlement of the Tondenhei (soldiers for developing and guarding Hokkaido), it became a large producing center for potatoes and onions. After the railroads were built, the beer, flour milling and paper making industries began to flourish and Sapporo became the political and economic center of Hokkaido. In 1970, the population surpassed 1 million. Sapporo hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics and is attracting much attention as city of tourism with attractions such as the Sapporo Snow Festival (February), the Yosakoi Soran Festival (early June) and the Sapporo International Art Festival (summer/autumn every 3 years). Sapporo and Hokkaido are also famous for their rich dietary culture including Sapporo beer, ramen noodles, dairy products, and 'Genghis Khan' a barbecued mutton.