Sightseeing

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hakkenzan Winery
    Hakkenzan Winery
    Hakkenzan Winery is located at the foot of Mt. Hakkenzan and was opened in 2011. This pleasant winery sits beautifully in its surroundings with views of the surrounding areas. The winery has 3 vine fields that cultivates more than 25 varieties of grapes. This winery produces some fantastic wines …
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  • Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
    Statue of Dr William Smith Clark
    Hitsujigaoka which literally means, “Hill of Sheep”, was first developed in 1906 as a cattle breeding station, and then sheep breeding was introduced in 1919. At its peak it was the home to 2,000 sheep. The hill now, is the home to the famous statue of Dr. William Clark, and commands a …
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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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  • Hoheikyo Dam
    Hoheikyo Dam Sapporo
    Hoheikyo Dam was constructed in 1972 and stands at 102.5 meters tall. It was built, utilizing Toyohira river, for irrigation, for hydroelectricity and to control flooding. The reservoir created from the dam is called Jozan lake, which is surrounded by forest and high mountains. Located in Shikotsu …
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  • Hokkaido Governor’s Official Residence
    Entrance to Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence
    The Hokkaido Governor’s Official Residence was first built in 1936 as a holiday home for the Mitsui Gakuin Company. In 1953 it became the property of Hokkaido and used as the residence for the governor. It has since been used for various meetings and other functions, for national and foreign …
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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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  • Hokkaido Museum of Literature
    Hokkaido Museum of Literature
    The Hokkaido Museum of Literature first opened in 1995, and is the first of its kind in Hokkaido. It is located on the grounds of Nakajima Park and is home to some 260,000 works. The collection includes works by and about authors associated with Hokkaido, such as Takeo Arishima, Takuboku Ishikawa, …
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  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    Opened in 1977, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art has built up an extensive collection of art, with as many as 4,800 works, both domestic and international. These are centered around the three themes of Jules Pascin and the École de Paris, art associated with Hokkaido, and glassware representing …
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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