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Two circular bus routes connect many of the main sites. The Factory Line—bus stops are confusingly marked "Sapporo Walk"—connects downtown shops, the train station, the fish market, the Sapporo Factory, and the Sapporo Beer Garden. The Sansaku or Stroller Bus (May to October only) connects downtown with Maruyama Park and Okurayama Jump Hill. Rides on both cost ¥200 each time or ¥750 for a day pass. Tickets are available on the buses or from Chuo Bus counter at the JR Station or bus terminal.
Most of Sapporo's subway signs include English. There are three lines: the Namboku Line, the Tozai Line, and the Toho Line. They all intersect at Odori Station.
The basic fare, covering a distance of about three stations, is ¥200. A one-day open ticket (ichi-nichi-ken) for ¥1,000 provides unlimited subway (the subway alone would cost ¥800), bus, and streetcar access. Tickets are available at subway stations and the machines have English instructions. There are also prepaid "With You" cards (¥1,000, ¥3,000, ¥5,000, and ¥10,000 at vending machines) for multiday travel.
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