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Travel Tips

Sapporo City Sightseeing

Odori Park
大通公園 This is an oasis in the city center and extends 1.5km east-west. Decorated with fountains, sculptures and flower beds, the park serves as a site for the Snow Festival in February, the Lilac Festival in May, the Yosakoi Soran Festival in June, the Beer Garden and summer festival in summer, the White Illumination in winter and various other events.
Sapporo TV TOwer
テレビ塔 This prominent land mark in Odori Park provides good view of Sapporo from its 90m-high viewing platform.

1 minutes walk from Odori station.
Clock Tower
さっぽろ時計台 This is the symbol of Sapporo, was constructed in 1878 as a drill hall of Sapporo Agricultural College.

3 minutes walk from Odori Park.
JR Tower
JRタワー Opened in March 2003, the view from JR Tower's 160m high Observatory "Tower 38" is overwhelming.
Connected with JR Sapporo Station
Botanical Garden
植物園 Run by Hokkaido Univ., has more than 5,000 varieties of Hokkaido's flora on 14 hectares, and provides a relaxing spot.
There is a small Ainu (the indigenous population of Hokkaido) Museum with a good collection of tools, clothing, household utensils and the like.

10 minutes walk from southwest of JR Sapporo station.
Susukino Area
すすきの Looks rather dull by day, but comes to life at night. There are some very good restaurants, discos and shot bars in the area.

Between the south 4 and south 9 blocks around Susukino station.
Ramen Yokocho (Alley)
ラーメン横丁 An alleyway crammed with some two dozen ramen noodle shops. Sapporo is famous for Miso ramen.

1 minutes walk from Susukino station.
Mt. Moiwa
藻岩山 531 meters above sea level.
The small mountain is covered with virgin forest of a wide variety (450 species) of trees and plants. A five minutes ride on a large gondola and three minutes aerial lift will bring you a great view of Sapporo.

11 minutes by bus from Maruyama Koen station.(Tozai line)
Then 4 minutes walk to the Ropeway station.
Historical Village of Hokkaido
北海道開拓の村 This impressive museum, laid out across a spacious park, gathers together some sixty buildings constructed around Hokkaido between the mid 19th and 20th centuries. To cover the whole site will take you a good one day.

15 minutes by bus from Shin-Sapporo station.
Sapporo Art Park
札幌芸術の森 There are a sculpture garden and some studios for craft, glass & ceramics, wood crafts etc. on a 40Ha hill.
Some workshops are available.

13 minutes by bus from Makomanai station.(Nanboku line)
Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium & Sapporo winter sports museum
大倉山ジャンプ台 Large hill events of the Sapporo winter Olympics took place this stadium.
Enjoy views of Sapporo and Ishikari Plain from 300m-high observation lounge.
Try ski jump simulator or test your skills as an ice hock goalkeeper etc. in a museum beside the jump stadium.

15 minutes by bus from Maruyama Koen station.(Tozai line)
定山渓温泉 Popular hot spring resort among Sapporo citizens & tourists. Find some Kappa (water sprite) statues! They are considered guardian deities of the area.

70 minutes by bus from Sapporo station.



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