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səˈpɔr oʊ, -ˈpoʊr oʊsap·poro

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  1. Sapporonoun

    a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido


  1. Sapporonoun

    a capital city of Hokkaido, Japan


  1. Sapporo

    Sapporo (札幌市, Sapporo-shi, IPA: [sapːoɾo ɕi]) (Ainu: サッ・ポロ・ペッ, romanized: Satporopet, lit. 'Dry, Great River') is a city in Japan. It is the largest city north of Tokyo and the largest city on Hokkaido, the northernmost main island of the country. It ranks as the fifth most populous city in Japan. It is the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture and Ishikari Subprefecture. Sapporo lies in the southwest of Hokkaido, within the alluvial fan of the Toyohira River, which is a tributary stream of the Ishikari. It is considered the cultural, economic, and political center of Hokkaido. As with most of Hokkaido, the Sapporo area was settled by the indigenous Ainu people, beginning over 15,000 years ago. Starting in the late 19th century, Sapporo saw increasing settlement by Yamato migrants. Sapporo hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics ever held in Asia, and the second Olympic games held in Japan after the 1964 Summer Olympics. Sapporo is currently bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympics. The Sapporo Dome hosted three games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup and two games during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Additionally, Sapporo has hosted the Asian Winter Games three times, in 1986, 1990, and 2017 and the 1991 Winter Universiade. The annual Sapporo Snow Festival draws more than 2 million tourists from abroad. Other notable sites include the Sapporo Beer Museum, which is the only beer museum in Japan, and the Sapporo TV Tower located in Odori Park. It is home to Hokkaido University, just north of Sapporo Station. The city is served by Okadama Airport and New Chitose Airport in nearby Chitose.


  1. sapporo

    Sapporo is the capital and largest city of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics, its annual Sapporo Snow Festival that draws millions of tourists, as well as for its ramen, beer (Sapporo Beer), and the Sapporo Dome. It is considered one of Japan's major cities alongside Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.


  1. Sapporo

    Sapporo is the fourth-largest city in Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Located in Ishikari Subprefecture, it is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture, and an ordinance-designated city of Japan. Sapporo is known outside Japan for having hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, the first ever held in Asia, and for the city's annual Yuki Matsuri, 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 Sapporo Brewery and the famous white chocolate biscuits called shiroi koibito.

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  1. apropos

  2. à propos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sapporo in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sapporo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sapporo in a Sentence

  1. Masa Takaya:

    If Tokyo 2020, the government of Tokyo and the government of Sapporo manage to organize a world-class marathon in less than nine months, it will be a tour de force, it will show that, no matter what, Japan is a safe pair of hands and an incredibly committed and capable partner.

  2. Gakuji Ito:

    We do have a contingency budget allocated so this is the amount we have included as an expenditure, however, this is not just for the Sapporo issue, it would be for any large size typhoons that occur before the competition or things we need to handle before the Games.

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    A rapture
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