a.m., Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University is considered one of the top universities in Japan, and its campus in the city is a great place to cycle through. The carefully maintained grounds are spacious and easy to traverse on two wheels. Expect lots of trees and greenery along the paths running through the university. Feel the eager spirit of the students who carry the legacy of William S. Clark, the originator of the phrase now known across Japan: “Boys, be ambitious!”
The fall colors of the rows of ginkgo trees around campus are a gorgeous sight to behold.
William S. Clark
●Riding Time: 60 minutes Distance: ~10 km●
The next leg of our journey takes us from central Sapporo to the city outskirts at Moerenuma Park. While 10 km can seem far at first glance, the route is flat and a breeze to pedal, especially with an electric-assisted bike. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the scenery Sapporo has to offer on the way.