June 1,2001

"Sapporo," the capital city of Hokkaido, is the largest city in Tohoku & Hokkaido area, and its population is over 1.95 Million.

You can enjoy eating a large number of fresh foods from seas and farms in Hokkaido.
Arrival of "Shin-Chitose Airport" means that you are at the entrance of Hokkaido.
Sapporo is the center of Hokkaido sightseeing.

Because shops and houses are lined with rows like checker boards,
you will be able to reach the destination you wish to go, even if it's not on a map.

Although Sapporo is a modern city, some historical buildings such as the Old Government Office Building (Red Bricks) and the Clock Tower remind us the reclamation times still now.
The harmony of nature and citizen-based town planning makes Sapporo as "the town that we wish to live in."

Odori Park
Odori Park mediates Sapporo to the north and south, which is also spread 1.5km to the East and West in the central area of Sapporo. It is a beautiful park with a lot of flowers, trees, and greens.
There are many literary monuments and sculptures, such as Takuboku Ishikawa's, Takeo Arishima's; people enjoy watching the fountains, eating corns, and so on. It becomes an urban oasis for the citizens and many tourists.
There is a TV Tower Observatory in the park and you can see the whole view of the park and the city from it.
Sightseeing covered wagons go and show you around the major sightseeing spots in the central city.
Sightseeing covered wagons@TEL 011-512-9377
Operation: Late April-11/3 (rainy weather halted) 40 minutes,
Adults 1,800 yen, Children 1,000 yen / person
Driver's seats & second floor seats: Adults 2,200 yen, Children 1,200 yen / person
No Operation Days: Wednesday, Operates in whole July & August,

TV Tower Observatory@TEL 011-241-1131
In the Odori Park, there is a 147m height TV Tower; its observatory deck is located from ground at about 90m. You can enjoy the extended view of the city.
Address: Odori Nishi 1-Chome / 4 minutes from Odori Subway station
Open Hours: 9:30-21:00@(On events:-22:00)
Admission Fees: Adults 720yen, High School Students 600yen,
Junior High Students 400yen, Elementary School Students 300yen, Infants 100yen
TV Tower observatory

The Clock Tower
(Important cultural property) TEL 011-231-0838
The Clock Tower was built as a martial arts theater of the Sapporo Agricultural School in 1878. Since then, it has continued ticking away time for more than 100 years. It exhibits source books about the history of Sapporo.
Adults 200 yen / Children Free
Open Hours: 8:45-17:10
Closed Monday; except when Monday is a holiday, Tuesday will be closed instead.
Link @The Sapporo Clock Tower

Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Known as Red Bricks)
The building was constructed in 1879 (Meiji era), and was inspired by the old Massachusetts State House in U.S. It is also an important cultural property. There is a document pavilion that the history books of Hokkaido were collected. You can see the illuminated building at nights.
Address: Kita-3 Nishi-5 Chuo-ku, 10 minutes from Sapporo JR Station
Open Hours: 9:00-17:00
Free Admission
(June - September: Closed third Monday, October - May: Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday)

The Archives of Hokkaido
Open Hours: 9:00-17:00,
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, and third Thursday
Inquiry: Hokkaido Government
TEL 011-231-4111(Key Number)


Hokkaido University Botanical Garden@TEL 011-221-0066
In this botanical garden,you can see the remaining virgin forest just like the old times. More than 4,000 varieties of plants are cultivated over 13 hectares of this site. The Archives of Northern Nation and Ainu Museum are also located in this garden.
Address: Chuo-ku, kita 3-Jo, Nishi 8-Chome
Nearest Station: Tozai Subway Line, Nishi 11-Chome
Open Hours: 9:00-16:00i4/29-9/30j; 9:00-15:30i10/1-11/3j
Closed: Monday,
Admission Fees: Adults 420 yen, Elementary & Junior high Students 300 yen

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art @
TEL 011-644-6881
Permanent exhibits focus on paintings and sculptures by the artists who are associated with Hokkaido. On the special exhibits, a great number of exhibitions of topical works are held. Call for further information.
Open Hours: 9:30-17:00 (Last Entry 16:30)
Closed: Monday, the end & beginning of the year, holiday of winter
Admission Fees: Permanent exhibitions: Adults 510 yen, College & High School Students 250 yen, Junior High students or younger Children and disable people: Free
Additional fees are required for special exhibitions
(Kita-1 Nishi-17, Chuo-ku, from Nishi 18-Chome of Tozai subway line)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Sapporo Archives Museum
TEL 011-251-0731
Built in 1926 as the Sapporo High Court. This is a stately building made of soft stone. Historical documents and artifacts of the city are displayed. There is a relief of goddess Themis in the entrance front.
Free Admission,
Open Hours: 9:00-19:00,
Closed:Monday (if the Monday falls on a holiday,the following day will be closed)
Address: Chuo-ku, Odori Nishi 13-Chome,
Access: 5 minutes from Nishi 11-chome of Tozai subway line

Hokkaido University Poplar Avenue
Hokkaido University, the forerunner Sapporo Agricultural School, has beautiful and huge premises of 181 hectares campus. It includes the model farm No.2 faculty of Agriculture which is also an important cultural property, and Furukawa Memorial Hall. You can see the scenery that it seems to be so much like Hokkaido, such as "Poplar avenue" around Farm No.1.
(Kita-ku, kita 11-Jo, Nishi 10-Chome, Nanboku subway line: 12-Jo station)
The second farm: Kita-ku, Kita 18-Jo, Nishi 8-Chome,
TEL 011-716-2111

Sapporo Factory@TEL 011-207-5000@
This is a large-scale commercial establishment that constructed at the birthplace of Japanese beer which was made of red bricks. It remodeled as a beautiful building with a large atrium. It consists of many shops, restaurants, a hotel, a spa, an iMac theater, a museum, and so on. It not only attracts citizens but also tourists. It's a place that you can stay whole day and have fun.

Sapporo Meissen Museum @
TEL 011-222-1919
Sapporo Factory Nijo-kan 4F, Kita-2 Higashi-4, Chuo-ku
This is a museum that authorized by Meissen; an exclusive porcelain company in Germany which boast of being the oldest in the tradition in Europe. Main exhibits are called "Sea urchin cart, "which are created under free conception in the Meissen porcelain revolution period. It exhibits large vases which were exhibited in the Paris International Expo in 1900 including the initial works of 250 years old productions. You can appreciate the artistry of the Japanese Imari porcelain that influences other porcelain productions. There are 150 porcelain works in total are exhibited.

EOpen Hours: 10:00-18:30
EClosed: Applies Sapporo Factory's
EAdmission Fees:
Adults 1,200 yen, College & high School Students 800 yen, Elementary & Junior High students 400 yen

Nakajima Park
This park has the longest history in Sapporo. Kamokamo-river flows and boats float in the pond of this park. It has two important cultural properties; one is Houheikan, and the other is Hassouan. It contains a winter sports museum, an astronomical observatory, a rose garden, children's land, and various sports faculties.
Free Admissions

EHouheikan (important cultural asset)
It is built as a guesthouse by the reclaimant in 1880. It is being used as a Wedding Hall of municipal management nowadays. It is a valuable building to the architectural historical whose exhibition room is open to the public.
Exhibition Room Open Hours: 9:00-17:00, Closed on New Year's Holiday,
Free Admissions
TEL 011-511-0985

Maruyama Park
Maruyama is 226m above sea level and located west side of Odori Park. The 70 hectares of green tract of Maruyama is Maruyama Park. This park features a virgin forest which is one of the national monuments. Next to this park, there are Maruyama Zoo, a ballpark, an integrated playground, tennis courts, and so on. Together with the adjoining Hokkaido Shinto Shrine, it offers great waking trails.

Sapporo Mruyama Zoo@TEL 011-621-1426
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo, the largest zoo to the north of Tokyo in Japan, is opened all the year round. You can observe rare creatures that collected all over the world.
It has about 200 species and 1,300 creatures. The facilities are Tropical Animal Pavilion, World Bare Pavilion, Ape Pavilion, Reptile Pavilion, and Integrated Waterfowl Aviary.
(3-1 Miyagaoka Chuo-ku, Get off at Maruyama Park Station of Tozai Subway Line)
Open Hours: 9:00-17:00(February-October)
(9:00-16:00 in November-January)
Closed: 12/29-12/31
Admission Fees:
600 yen for High School students or older
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

The Sapporo Museum of Sculpture
TEL 011-642-5709
Exhibits more than 100 of bronze Sculptures and wood carving sculptures of a carver from Sapporo, Shin Hongo. His prototype sketch sculptures are exhibited in the memorial house in the annex.
(4-12 Miyanomori Chuo-ku; Get off at Nishi 28-Chome station of Tozai subway line)
EOpen Hours: 10:00-17:00 (April-September)
10:00-16:00 (October-March. )
EClosed: Monday, New Year's Holiday, (If the Monday falls on a holiday, the following day will be closed)
EAdmission Fees: Permanent Exhibition; Adults
300 yen

Okurayama & Miyanomori Jump Hills
Mt. Okura
is the site where the Ski Jump competition was held of 90m class large Hill and Miyanomori was the site of 70m class normal Hill of Sapporo Winter Olympics in 1972.
When no competitions are being held, the stadium is open to the public as Okurayama Observatory with passenger lift service.
Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium: Adults: Round Trip
500 yen, Children Round Trip 300 yen, (Open in April: 9:30-16:30)
Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium: Passenger Lift service is not available
Access: 15 min. Walk from Maruyama Koen Station of the Tozai Subway Line

Mt. Moiwa Ropeway TEL 011-561-8177
(Moiwa Primeval Forest Natural Monument)
The view of Sapporo downtown and Ishikari-plain from the top of Mt. Moiwa (531m above sea level) is incredibly gorgeous at nights. The beauty of the night view that sprinkles like jewelries. Take ropeways to climb the mountain.
(Take city bus "Nishiguchi " from Maruyama Park subway station, get off at Ropeway-Mae)
E1/1c5:00`12:00 (during the Snow Festival period-21:00)
1,100 yen (Round Trip)
*Transfer to cable car to get to the summit of Mt. Moiwa, (Fares: Round Trip
600 yen)
Mt. Moiwa Ropeway

Sapporo Art Park TEL 011-592-5111
Sapporo Art Park is an art facility complex where an outdoor sculpture garden, the Craft Hall, Craft Studio, and so on. Not only appreciating artworks but also creation activity can be done. Music events are variously held. (75 2-Chome Geijutsunomori Minami-ku)
EOpen Hours: 9:45-17:00 (6/1-8/31: 9:45-17:30. )
ENo Closing Days during 4/29-11/3, Closed: Monday, New Year's Holiday, (12/29-1/3), the next day of the national holiday.
EThe outdoors museum Admission Fees: Adults
700 yen
Sapporo Art Park

Takino Suzuran Hillside Park
This is a government-run park, which is 400 hectares premises and has been developing. It holds playground, fishing pond, and free climbing places. Sleighing and tread skiing can be done in winter. (Takino Minami-ku: TEL 011-592-2222)
EPark Open Hours: 9:00-17:00 (9:00-18:00 in July & August)
EFacility Open Hours: 9:00-17:00, 9:00-21:00 (5/1-10/31)
EAdmission Fees:
Adults 410 yen, Elementary & Junior High students 80 yen
Open 365 Days

Sightseeing of Sapporo Jozankei Hot Spring @Click here!

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
TEL 011-851-3080
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill is situated in Hokkaido Agricultural Experiment Institution which provides a sprawling view of Sapporo from the highland inhabited by sheep. It has a famous statue of Dr. William S. Clark, which is also a popular commemorative photo spot among tourists. Sapporo's most famous forerunner can be seen pointing towards the city with the inscription "Boys, be ambitious".

Sunpiazza Aquarium@TEL 011-890-2455
It exhibits 200 kinds and 10,000 of large-scale saltwater fish such as yellowtail snappers and Japanese horse mackerels. Freshwater fish such as Piracls and axolotls. Feeding shows and the circus of Oplegnathus fasciatus are popular.
(2 Atsubetsu-Chuo Atsubetsu-Ku, 3 minutes walk from Shin-Sapporo subway station)
EOpen Hours: 10:00-17:30 (April - September), 10:00-17:00 October-March)
ELast Entry: 30 minutes before Closing Time
ENo Closing Day
EAdmission Fees:
Adults 900 yen, Children 400 yen, 65 years old or older 720 yen

Historical Village of Hokkaido
TEL 011-898-2692
This village is an outdoor museum that dismantled and reconstructed to the memory of Meiji and Taisho era period. Horse tramways run between buildings in summer and horse sleds run in winter.
Open Hours:
June-September: 9:00-17:00. (Last Entry: 16:30)
October-May: 9:30-16:30. (Last Entry: 16:00)
EClosed: Monday (in case of holidays or substitute holidays, closed the next day)
New Year's Holiday (December 29th - January 3rd)
EOpen:Mondays between 7/1-the first week of October

Admission Fees Summer:
April - November
December - March


College and High
School students


Group (Adults)


Group (College &
High School



Free Admission as follows:
* People who are disabled, 65 years old or older, and junior high school students or younger
* High school students are free of charge as following conditions:
EIndividuals and groups of ten people or more who visit here on Saturdays, Children's Day, and Culture Day
EThe groups that ten or more people who visit here for academic purpose such as social study, school work, and so on
* Wheelchairs & Baby Carriages are available

Parking Fees: Buses-620 yen, Cars-300 yen, Motorcycles: 200 yen,
* The parking fees are free during winter season (beginning of November-beginning of April)

Horse Wagon Railway Fare: Summer (April - November)
Children (3-14 years old):
130 yen
Adults (15 years old or older):
270 yen
Horse sled Fare: Winter (Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday of December-March)
Children (3-14 years old):
130 yen
Adults (15 years old or older):
270 yen
Historical Village of Hokkaido

Yurigahara Park TEL 011-772-4722
This is a flower park which has been planted 80 kinds of breeds and 120,000 of bulbs of lilies. It has also a large lawn open space and a native glass garden. Although you can enjoy watching those flowers all year round, we recommend that you should visit there in full-boomed.
(210 Taihei Shinoro Kita-Ku)
EOpen Hours: 8:45-17:15 (Last Entry :16:45)
EClosed: Monday, exception: If the Monday falls on a holiday,the following day will be closed. (Greenhouse)
EAdmission Fees: Greenhouse:
Adults 130 yen, world garden: Adults 130 yen, Lily Trains: 360 yen /person, others: free of charge
Yurigahara Park

Jozankei Hot Spring
Jozankei Hot Spring is located on about 30km upstream of Toyohira River from downtown Sapporo. It has over 120 years' history. You can enjoy a day trip bathing at each hotel.
ETEL 011-598-2012 Jozankei Tourist Association

Historical Museum of Hokkaido
TEL 011-898-0456
Historical Museum of Hokkaido is the re-located and re-constructed outdoor museum of Meiji / Taisho era's buildings in memory of the pioneers. It mainly exhibits the history source books of reclamation of Hokkaido. You can experience with ancient toys.
@Detail@ http://www.hmh.pref.hokkaido.jp@
EOpen Hours: 9:30`16:30 (Last Entry: 16:00)

EClosed: Monday, Holiday (Except 5/3-9/15,23,10/10,and 11/3),New Year Holiday,
Admission Fees:
Adults 500yen, College & High School students 170yen, Elementary & Junior High students: Free

Sapporo Science Center TEL 011-892-5001
A number of science fields are covered, such as an astronomical observatory, robots,
and so on. It has also science laboratory corners on each floor, up to the rooftop. You can experience the latest science and technology.
(1 Atsubetsu-Chuo, Atsubetsu-Ku, 3 minutes from Shin-Sapporo of Tozai Subway Line)

Nopporo Forest Park TEL 011-898-0455
In the 2,000 hectares of green tract park, there is the Historical Village of Hokkaido and a 100m height of the Centennial Memorial Tower which was commemorated the centennial celebrations of Hokkaido Reclaim. The virgin forest in the garden is specified for the natural monument.
(53-2 Konopporo Atusbetsu-Cho Atsubetsu-Ku)

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