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Pro Capital of nothern-style, miso-based ramen
There are two main styles of ramen in Japan, Hakata and Sapporo. For ramen-lovers, a visit to Sapporo for the northern-style ramen would go hand-in-hand with a visit to Hakata.
Pro Annual Snow Festival
The annual festival in February showcases hundreds of ice/snow sculptures. Some as small as a life-size pikachu, others are full-size illuminated light-show castles. Along with all the sculptures are music, food, and game events.
Con Can be very cold
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, which is known for its snowy season. There are months where the sidewalks are on-and-off covered with snow.