Sapporo is perhaps best known for its Sapporo Breweries, which produces beer for an international consumer base. Though the brewery’s headquarters are in Tokyo, there is a beer museum at in Sapporo run by the company that offers guided tours of the history of brewing and provides samples of its own beer for a small fee.

Due to Sapporo’s short history as a city, the oldest building dates only from 1878. THe clock tower, near the Odori station, was originally built for the Sapporo Agricultural College, but today has been converted to a small museum. There is nothing particularly spectacular about this site, however, except that tourists to Sapporo usually feel obliged to visit it and take a picture in front of the building.

One of the tallest structures in the city is the Sapporo TV Tower, which is almost 150 meters (480 feet) tall. The tower is open to tourists, with an observation deck at about 90 meters (300 feet) that offers an excellent panoramic view of the city. This tower was featured as one of the buildings destroyed by Godzilla in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

The Sapporo Dome is the city’s main sports arena, though there are several other structures in the city from the 1972 Winter Olympics that were hosted in this city. The Sapporo Dome is where the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, a professional baseball team in the Pacific League, play their home games.