By Armstrong Ngolo, a sports mad Angolan studying in the northern city of Sapporo
Edited by Matthew Wears
The Japan Rugby World cup 2019 is set to be the sporting event of the year, as a country with relatively little experience with the sport hosts the biggest event on the international stage. For many people in Japan, this is going to be something completely new, but that’s not to say we’re not all very excited to see what our country can do! I live in the city of Sapporo on Hokkaido island, the most northerly of the Rugby World Cup locations. I moved here two years ago from Angola (quite a change I know!) to study at Hokkaido University, and I’ve been discovering the rich Japanese culture in this part of the country ever since, getting to know the city as well as it’s very friendly people! So, now that you’ve ordered your Japan Rugby World Cup tickets, it’s time to decide exactly where you want to go in Sapporo so that you can spend your time as wisely as possible! Without any further explanation, let’s begin my Japan Rugby World Cup guide, which will include a selection of my favourite things to do in Sapporo that I’ve discovered on my journey so far!