Ishikari, Japan

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It is adjacent to the northern side of Sapporo city and is in an environment blessed with the water that faces the Ishikari Bay. In the early Edo period, the river mouth basin was designated as "place" (the area where trading is done) and because it was a point of transportation, it played an important role as the center of the Western Ezo area. In recent years, it has made remarkable progress as a base for international culture and economy based on Ishikari Bay New Port.