We recommend to visit the shopping mall to my aunt living in Kitami City. It was the taste of foreign countries. But I am not sure if it was what the people from abroad want the city to show.
Needless to say, the design is what they are familiar with.Jogging around the shopping mall and the station, I felt something curious about the scenery of the area.
It might be the mixture of Hokkaido-Hokkaido and the foreign taste. To attract both of the local people and foreign tourists, it might have strike the right balance. We may seeing the changing island during our lives.