(From Asahi Shimbun)

Hokkaido’s capital city is promoting its allure to Asian tourists by talking up Sapporo’s enchanting nighttime views of sparkling lights.

Chosen last year as one of “Japan’s top three night views” by the Tokyo-based Yakei (night view) Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sapporo sent city government officials to Ho Chi Minh City to promote the northern city to Vietnamese travel companies and media at the night view summit on July 27.

Last October, about 4,500 “night view authenticators” voted for the most beautiful night views in Japan. Sapporo was chosen as No. 2, following the top-ranked Nagasaki. Kobe took third spot to complete the top three night views in Japan. Read more

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