Sightseeing Information for Sapporo
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From the deck 160 m above the ground (38th floor), nothing gets in the way of the awesome 360-degree panoramic view.
Address: North 5-jo West 2-chome 5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 5-min. walk from Sapporo Subway Sta. (Namboku Line) Connected to JR Sapporo Sta.
Hours: 10:00 - 23:00 (last admission at 22:30)
Admission: 700 yen for adults, etc
Contact Information Tel : 011-209-5500
The tower is the National Important Cultural Asset. It's been ticking for more than a century.
Address: Kita 1-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Hours: 8:45 - 17:10 (last admission at 17:00)
Closed on every 4th Monday (if the Mon. is a national holiday, then closed that Tue. instead) from June to October. Closed every Monday from November to May (if the Mon. is a national holiday, then closed that Tue. instead)
Admission: 200 yen for adults, etc
Contact Information Tel : 011-231-0838
The view from the observation deck 90 m above the ground is splendid.
Address: Odori Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 5-minute walk from Odori Subway Station (Tozai-Line & Nanboku-Line), 1-miute walk from Odori Station on Toho-Line. Located at 1-chome of Odori Park.
Hours: 9:30 - 22:00 (April 1st - April 30th)
9:00 - 22:00 (May 1st - October 31st)
9:30 - 21:30 (November 1st - March 31st)
*Subject to change during the Snow Festival (Yuki Matsuri).
Admission: 700 yen for adults, etc. (Fee of charge up to 3rd floor)
Contact Information Tel : 011-241-1131
The park is located at the center of 'Toumorokoshi Town', for public recreation. A Grilled corn sold at the park is must-eat.
Address: Odori Nishi 1 to 12-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Contact Information Tel : 011-251-0438
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building
(Akarenga, or redbrick)
Akarenga is the National Important Cultural Asset.
The Hokkaido Archives inside are open to the public, so is the library, and the historical gallery.
Adress: North 3-jo West 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: 5-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station.
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 Mon. to Fri.
Contact Information Tel : 011-231-4111
Row of Poplar Trees
at Hokkaido University
About 70 poplar trees stand in rows for about 380m along a sandy path on the west side of Hokkaido University Museum. The view of autumn leaves in the end of October is spectacle.
Location: In Hokkaido University, along the North 13-jo street
Different kinds of plant, such as arbors, alpine plants, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are displayed in designated areas.
Address: North 3-jo West 8-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 10- minute walk from Sapporo Subway Station or Oodri Station.
Hours: 9:00 - 16:00 (April 29th to September 30th),
9:00 - 15:30 (October 1st to November 3rd)
Closed: Monday (if the Mon. is a national holiday, then closed that Tue. instead)
Admission: 400 yen for adults, 280 yen for elementary students and junior high schoolers.
Contact Information Tel : 011-221-0066
This red-brick-architecture, recalling the pioneer days of Hokkaido, dating back to about 130 years ago, is a unique museum of beer in Japan.
Address: North 7-jo East 9-chome Higashi-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 10-minute walk from Higashi-Kuyakushomae Station on Subway Toho-Line
Hours: 9:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:30)
*Closed at 15:00 on December 29th
Closed: December 30th to January 4th
Contact Information Tel : 011-731-4368
Sapporo Factory is a commercial complex includes shops, amusement parks, restaurants, and a hotel in historic redbrick buildings. Sapporo City Photo Library traces the history of the city's development with photos of life, culture and buildings.
Address: North 2-jo East 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: 200 m in distance from No.8 Exit of Bus Center-mae Subway Station (Tozai-Line)
Hours: Shops: 10:00 - 20:00, Restaurants: 10:00 - 22:00
Contact Information Tel : 011-207-5000
There's the Chocolate Factory, where Shiroi Koibito cookies are manufactured. The toy box of old age, or so called 'Mukashi-no Kodomo-no Omocha-bako' is available to see for visitors in the Cheddar House.
Address: Miyanosawa 2-jo 2-chome, Nishi-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 7-minute walk from Miyanosawa Station No.5 Exit on Tozai Subway Line.
Hours: 9:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
Admission: 600 yen for adults, etc
Contact Information Tel : 011-666-1481
The commercial building in Susukino has a Ferris wheel on its roof. Noria, the name of the Ferris wheel, is quite popular as it commands a panoramic night view of downtown Sapporo.
Address: South 3-jo 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 2-minute walk from Susukino Station on Nanboku Subway Line. A 4-minute walk from Hosui-Susukino Station on Toho Subway Line. A 7-minute walk from Subway Odori Station.
Hours: 11:00 - 23:00 Mon. to Fri. (last admission at 22:50), 11:00 - 3:00AM Fri, Sat, the day before national holidays (last admission at 2:50AM)
Admission: 600 yen+ / person
Contact Information Tel : 011-261-8875
A Percheron draft horse called Ginta pulls a two-story carriage through downtown Sapporo.
Address: 4-chome Odori-Kouen Chuo-ku, Sapporo (near the 5th Exit of Subway Odori Station)
Period: April 30th to November 3rd (cancelled on rain)
Note: Service not available on Wednesday (open every day from mid July through August, and open on national holidays)
Hours: 10:00 - 16:00 (lunch break: 12:00 - 13:00)
Expected length of ride: 40 minutes
Charge: 1,800 - 2,200 yen for adults
Contact Information Tel : 011-512-9377
VELOTAXI is an eco-friendly transportation system that enables visitors to travel across the center of downtown Sapporo. It's a part of the global warming prevention activity.
Hours: 10:00AM to dusk (April 26th to October 31st)
Initial Fare / person (for 500m): 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for children. (for every 100m extra ride after the initial ride: 50 yen for adults, 30 yen for children)
Contact Information Tel : 011-242-2555
Address: North 1-jo West 17-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 5-minute walk from No.4 Exit of Nishi-18-Chome Station on Tozai Subway Line
Telephone service :011-612-7000
Contact Information Tel : 011-644-6881
In this outdoor museum, visitors can learn history of Hokkaido's development.
Address: Atsubetsu-cho Konopporo 50-1, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo
Access: From Shin Sapporo Subway Sta. (Tozai Line) or JR Shin Sapporo Sta., take the 'Kaitaku-no-mura yuki' JR Hokkaido Bus from the Kita lane No. 10 platform to the Kaitaku-no-mura bus stop.
Hours: 9:00 - 16:30 from April 1st to April 30th (last admission at 16:00), 9:00 - 17:00 from May 1st to September 30th (last admission at 15:30)
Admission for adults: 830 yen during summer, 680 yen during winter
Contact Information Tel : 011-898-2692
This historical museum is in Nopporo Forest Park, and was built as a memorial of Hokkaido's 100th Anniversary.
Address: Atsubetsu-cho Konopporo 53-2, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo
Access: From Shin Sapporo Subway Sta. (Tozai Line) or JR Shin Sapporo Sta., take the 'Kaitaku-no-mura yuki' JR Hokkaido Bus from the Kita lane No. 10 platform to the Kinenkan iriguchi bus stop.
Hours: 9:30 - 16:30 (last admission at 16:00)
Closed: Mondays, the year-end and New Year's holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan 3), and some national holidays.
Admission: 450 yen for adults
Contact Information Tel : 011-898-0456
Address: Miyagaoka 3-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 15-minute walk from No. 3 Exit of Maruyama-Koen Station on Tozai Subway Line.
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 from February 1st to October 31st,
9:00 - 16:00 from November 1st to January 31st
Closed: December 29th, 30th, 31st (Never closed in the period from January 1st to December 28th)
Admission: 600 yen for adults, etc
Contact Information Tel : 011-621-1426
Address: Miyagaoka 474, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 15-minute walk from Subway Maruyama-Koen Station (Tozai-Line)
Hours: 6:00 - 17:00 from April 1st to October 15th,
6:00 - 16:30 from October 16th to October 31st,
7:00 - 16:00 from November 1st to February 14th,
7:00 - 16:30 from February 15th to March 31st
Contact Information Tel : 011-611-0261
Mt. Moiwa, a sightseeing spot in central Sapporo, commands a splendid night view. The view from the restaurant is also recommended.
Access: A 7-minute walk from Subway Nakajima-Koen Station (Nanboku Line).
Fare for the Ropeway: 1,100 yen for adults (round trip)
Contact Information Tel : 011-561-8177
Fee for the Sightseeing Road: 660 yen for standard-sized cars.
Contact Information Tel : 011-571-7131
At the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum, visitors can learn the history of winter sports from exhibits and can use simulators to experience ski jumping. The view from the top of the Ski Jump is popular among tourists, as it commands a splendid view of Sapporo.
Address: Miyanomori 1274, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Hours: 9:30 - 17:00 from April 1st to April 30th,
9:00 - 18:00 from May 1st to October 31st,
9:30 - 17:00 from November 1st to March 31st.
*Purchase ticked by 30 minutes prior to the closing time.
Admission: 600 yen for adults
Contact Information Tel : 011-631-2000
Address: Hitsujigaoka 1-banchi, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
Contact Information Tel : 011-850-1020
The statue of Dr. Clark is the centerpiece of Hitsujigaoka. It's a favorite location for taking pictures. A flock of sheep on the vast grassland will welcome all the visitors.
Address: Hitsujigaoka 1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 10-minute bus ride from Subway Fukuzumi Station (Toho Line).
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 from October to April,
8:30 - 18:00 from May to June,
8:30 - 19:00 from July to Septmber
Admission: 500 yen for adults
Contact Information Tel : 011-851-3080
This rural theme park was established to give visitors an opportunities to think how farming can coexist with city life. At this park, visitors can learn about and enjoy nature, agriculture and animals. The Lavender Hill is very popular among tourists (available from mid July to early August).
Address: Okadama-cho 584-banchi 2, Higashi-ku, Sapporo
Access: A 20-minute bus ride from Subway Kanjo-Sen-Higashi Station (Toho Line). A 20-minute bus ride from Subway Kita-34jo Station (Nanboku Line). A 15-minute bus ride from Subway Shindo-Higashi Station (Toho Line) *Take the Chuo bus to the Okadama-Koko-Mae bus stop and walk about 10 minutes.
Hours: 9:00 - 18:00 from April 29th to September 30th,
9:00 - 17:00 from October 1st to April 28th
Closed: Mon. from Nov. 4 to Apr. 28 (if the Mon. is a national holiday, then closed that Tue. instead); from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3; open every day from Apr. 29 to Nov. 3.
Contact Information Tel : 011-787-0223
The basic design of the park was drafted by Isamu Noguchi, a famous sculptor known for his designs of parks and gardens. Moerenuma Park was planned as the main northern park in the 'Kanjo Dream' Greenbelt Project, which aims to construct parks and greenbelts in central Sapporo. The out-door stage and the sports gym are available.
Address: Moerenumakoen 1-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo
Access: 30 minutes by car from down town Sapporo.
Closed: Never (Specific facilities may be closed occasionally.)
Contact Information Tel : 011-790-1231
The South Block was once a quarry of a sandstone called Sapporo soft stone. Now it's a venue for outdoor sculptures, which recalls Roman ruins.
Address: Ishiyama78 Minami-ku, Sapporo. The park is on National Route 453.
Access: 30 minutes by car from down town Sapporo.
Closed: from late November to mid April
Contact Information Tel : 011-581-3811
There are Outdoor Art Museum, and Indoor Art Museum in this extensive park. Try your hand at pottery and glassmaking at the crafts center and atelier. Events are held throughout the year on Outdoor Stage.
Address: Geijutsu-no-mori 2-chome 75-banchi, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Access: From Makomanai Subway Sta. (Nanboku Line), take Chuo Bus from the No.2 platform. Several bus-lines are available, such as Karanuma Line, Takino Line, and Geijyutsu-no-Mori Line. A 15-minute walk from the bus stop.
Contact Information Tel : 011-592-5111
It's the only national park in Hokkaido with the size of 400h. It's located at 160 to 320m above sea level. Children's play area is available. Visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers in this park.
Address: Takino 247-banchi, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Access: 40 minutes by car from down town Sapporo. From Makomanai Subway Sta. (Nanboku Line), take Chuo Bus Takino Line from the No.2 platform. A 35-minute bus ride from the station.
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 from April 20th to May 31st; September 1st to November 10th,
9:00 - 18:00 from June 1st to August 31st,
9:00 - 16:00 from December 23rd to March 31st
Parking: 400 yen for automobiles
Admission: 400 yen for adults
Contact Information Tel : 011-592-3333
Jozankei Spa, called 'the guest room adjoining Sapporo' for its proximity to the city center. Sightseeing spots include Jozankei Dam, Sapporo International Ski Resort, and so on. Visitors can enjoy the spa without reserving a room.
Address: Jozankei Onsen Minami-ku, Sapporo
Access: 70 minutes by car from down town Sapporo
Jozankei Hot Springs
Contact Information Tel : 011-598-2537, 011-598-3452
It's known for beautiful spring and autumn foliage.
Address: Jozankei 840-banchisaki, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Contact Information Tel : 011-598-3452
The end of November - The end of December
The German Christmas Market is held at the Odori Park to celebrate the success of the sister city program that has been linking Sapporo and Munich together. Several events, gallery booth, and shows will be held in the market.
Contact Information Tel : 011-211-2032
Sapporo White Illumination
The end of November - The beginning of February
Visitors can enjoy an art of light from Odori Station and Sapporo Station to Susukino.
Contact Information Tel : 011-281-6400
The beginning of February
Contact Information Tel : 011-281-6400, 011-222-4894
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