Sapporo: The Other Face of Japan.

By Mark Andrews

Preferred Travel. Volume 9

Travel writer and Japan adoptee Mark Andrews on why Sapporo is the perfect place to spend a week – whatever the season
Your first thoughts of Japan probably include high-energy cities, chic, minimalistic design, bullet trains, Mount Fuji, historic temples, serene gardens, and, of course, the world-famous tea ceremony. The contrasts are diverse, but tend to be quite urban. There is another Japan, one that is more town than city, with lush hillsides taking the place of the pulsating metropolis.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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