The Sapporo Municipal Subway (札幌市営地下鉄) is a mostly-underground rubber-tyred metro system in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Operated by the Sapporo City Transportation Bureau, it is the only subway system on the island of Hokkaido, opened for the Winter Olympics of 1972. The system consists of three lines: the green Namboku Line (North-South line), orange Tozai Line (East-West line), and blue Tōhō Line. The system has a total length of 48 km with 46 stations. Except for the section of the Namboku Line south of Hirigishi Station, the tracks and stations are underground.
All lines of the subway use rubber-tired trains that travel on two flat roll ways, guided by a single central rail. This system is unique among subways in Japan and the rest of the world; while other rubber-tired metro networks, including smaller automated guideway transit lines such as the Port Liner, use guide bars, the Sapporo system does not because the central rail makes them superfluous (similar to some rubber-tyred trams, such as the Translohr) and Bombardier Guided Light Transit.The hub for the system is at Odori Station, located below the downtown center and Odori Park (the site of the Sapporo Snow Festival every February). All lines pass through here.
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The snow ice sculptures are incredible and the whole event is very well organised.
It was minus 3 to minus 11 degrees Celsius at the recent #SapporoSnowFestival but hundreds still flocked to the annual spectacle to have jolly good fun and to build a snowman or two. Check out channelnewsasia.com for tips on snow photography for beginners. (link in bio) 📷: Jeremy Long
6 99310:00 AM Mar 4, 2018
❄️ Travellers currently in Hokkaido may enjoy a visit to the country's largest annual snow festival running until the 12th February...❄️ #visitjapanau
The snow statues don't stand a chance
The Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is over. If you didn't get to see it this year, make sure to plan ahead and visit Sapporo, Hokkaido in early February of next year!
📷: Feature video by @nakatayukagram
51 10152:12 PM Feb 14, 2018
< FEB06 > || DAY 8 🇯🇵 || ☃️❄️ #SAPPOROSNOWFESTIVAL ❄️☃️ definitely did not prepare for this weather or this slide, v scared of heights さよなら 😖😵