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Advent calendar 2020 – 23: Sweden Hills

Advent Calendar 2020 - 23: Sweden Hills, Hokkaido, Japan

Surprise—this is not actually in Sweden. It’s in Hokkaido, Japan, in Tobetsu near Sapporo.

Sweden Hills is a neighbourhood that was conceived after the Swedish ambassador to Japan remarked that the landscape reminded of Sweden. In 1987, the municipalities of Tobetsu and Leksand (in Dalarna) became sister cities.

See Sweden Hills for yourself with the virtual tour below:

Photo: Sweden Hills – Gaudi9223, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons