Sapporo in western Hokkaido is the largest city on the island and is divided up in a grid pattern making it easy to navigate. Odori Park stretches from east to west in the center of the city, and is a symbol of the. In summer it is full of beer gardens, while in winter it becomes the location for a snow festival. During the festival, this big park is lined with magnificent snow statues and beautiful ice statues. Sapporo is divided up in a grid pattern making it easy to navigate around this city. The city contains many essential sights: the Sapporo Clock Tower, the former Hokkaido government office building, a neo-baroque building known as “Red Brick” that is lit up after dark; and the poplars outside Hokkaido University. Odori Park is more than 1,400 meters long.