Sightseeing

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  • Hokkaido Historical Museum
    Hokkaido Historical Museum Sapporo
    The Hokkaido Museum, also known as Mori-no-Charenga was opened in 2015. This 2 story building replaces the old Historical Museum and joins the Ainu Research Culture Centre. The museum is open to the public and introduces a look into the history, culture and nature of Hokkaido. It researches the …
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  • Centennial Memorial Tower
    Centennial Memorial Tower in Nopporo Forest
    The Centennial Memorial Tower was constructed in 1970. It was built as part of Hokkaido’s Centennial Project and was in honor of the people who built and turned Hokkaido into what it is today. It is also a symbol of future accomplishment. It is located in the vast Nopporo Forest park, which …
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  • Takino Suzuran Park
    Takino Suzuran Park
    Takino Suzuran park is a huge park that is a great place for families and nature lovers. It covers 395.7 hectares, with around 200 hectares are available to the public. There are 2 entrances, the East Gate entrance (higashi guchi), and the Central Gate entrance (chuo guchi). Parking is available …
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  • Makomanai Takino Cemetery
    Makomanai Takino Cemetery
    If you don’t know about this place and are driving past you may be forgiven for doing a double take or checking that your eyesight is OK! The first thing you will see are rows and rows of giant Easter Island Moai heads! This strange sight means you are at the Makamonai Takino Cemetery. …
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  • Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival
    Shizunai Nijukken Road
    Shizunai Road is the home to around 3,000 cherry blossom trees, including the vivid Sargant cherry tree. The road looks absolutely fantastic during the cherry blossom season and is one of the top cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido! The road is 7km long and 36 meters wide and the cherry …
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  • Nijo Ichiba (Sapporo Fish Markets)
    Nijo Ichiba Fish Markets
    This historic fish market has been part of Sapporo for over 100 years. It was said to have been formed during the Meiji period, when fishermen from Ishikari Bay started selling their fresh catches here. Over 100 years later the market has developed into a veritable oasis for all forms of culinary …
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  • Japanese Gardens & Hasso-an (Tea House)
    Japanese Gardens Nakajima Park
    Hasso-an (“eight-window tea house”) is a tea house said to have been designed by the tea master Enshu Kobori (1579-1647) and originally built in Shiga Prefecture. In 1919 Hasso-an was moved to Sapporo where it is located in Nakajima Park. Surrounding Hasso-an there is a small garden …
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  • Hoheikan Building
    Hoheikan Building Nakajima Park
    Hoheikan started construction in 1879 and opened in 1881. It is the only hotel built buy the Meiji government and was opened for Emperor Meiji’s visit to Sapporo where he stayed for 4 days. It is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan and is  the oldest wooden hotel building in …
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  • Cherry Blossom Viewing
    One of Japans oldest and most famous symbols is that of the cherry blossom (sakura). Such is the beauty of this national flower that the practice of “Hanami” (cherry blossom viewing) started over 1000 years ago. Under the sakura trees, people had lunch and drank sake in cheerful feasts. …
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  • Chuo Temple (Chuo-ji)
    Chuo-ji is a Buddhist Temple located in downtown Sapporo, in Susukino (the entertainment district). It is not a big temple in regards to temples in Japan but its a good temple to go and check out and experience a little of the Japanese culture. The entrance is framed by a two story gate. The gate, …
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  • Moerenuma Park
    This magnificent park design is owed to the master planning by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) , a Japanese -American artist, sculptor and landscape architect. Construction started in 1982 and was completed in 2005. It was built over a vast waste treatment plant and covers a huge 1.89 square …
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  • Sapporo Clock Tower (Tokeidai)
    Located in the center of Sapporo just by Odori park, the clock tower was constructed in 1878. Sapporo was developed in the late 1860’s which makes the clock tower the oldest remaining structure in the city. The idea for the tower came from Dr. John Clark who was the vice principal of the …
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  • Former Hokkaido Government Office
    Also known as the ‘Red Brick Building’, the Former Hokkaido Government Office was used for approximately 80 years until the new government office currently in use was built. Built in in 1888, it now serves as a museum presenting exhibits about Hokkaido’s history. Built in French …
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  • Otaru Aquarium
    Otaru is a harbor town 1 hour west of Sapporo by train. Otaru is famous for its seafood, glassblowing, and its canal. Its also home to the largest aquarium in Hokkaido. Some aspects and parts of this aquarium are outdated but there are also some parts which are unique. Originally built in 1959, the …
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  • Maruyama Zoo
    A unique view at the Reptile House
    For those who like zoos, there are two main zoos in Hokkaido. One being in ASAHIKAWA, the other being in MAURYAMA PARK in SAPPORO. Maruyama Zoo opened its doors to the nation in 1951 on May 5th for children’s day. It is the home to 177 varieties of mammals, birds and reptiles and is currently …
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  • Nakajima Park
    Nakajima Park
    At one time Nakajima park was originally a lumber yard but after it stopped being used the locals put forth the notion that it be turned into a park so in 1887 Nakajima park was born.  Covering 21 hectares Nakajima is one of the main parks situated in southern Sapporo. It’s a great place to …
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  • Mt Moiwa
    Mt Moiwa - Spectacular views of Sapporo.
    Mt Moiwa reaches a height of 531 metres and is located on the south east range overlooking Sapporo. Its Ainu name is “Inkarushibe” and it was explored by Takeshiro Matsuura in the late-Edo period where he noted “Mt. Moiwa was not only a mountain upon which to command a view of the surroundings, but …
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  • TV Tower
    Sapporo TV Tower
    The heart of SAPPORO is basically divided into three areas. Sapporo station to the north, Odori in the centre, and Susukino to the south. The central park of Sapporo, ODORI PARK,  with its grass lawns, fountains, and benches runs through Sapporo east to west for 10 blocks. It is a popular spot …
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  • Lake Shikotsu
    Lake Shikotsu (Shikotsuko) is located in the Shikotsu–Toya national park. This lake as with Toya lake, is a caldera lake, which was formed from collapses in the earth after volcanic activity.  It has an average depth of 265 metres (869 feet) and a maximum depth of 363 metres (1,191 feet), making it …
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  • Hokkaido Shrine
    HOKKAIDO SHRINE was constructed in 1871 to hold the deities, Ōkunitama, Okuninushi, and Sukunahikona, and also the soul of the Meiji Emporer. It is the main Shrine of Hokkaido and a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. It is located in MARUYAMA PARK (Maruyama Koen) on the West side of …
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