Recommended sightseeing spots in Sapporo

Sapporo, a city where city and nature are in harmony, offers a variety of sightseeing spots. In this issue, we will introduce some of the most popular sightseeing spots in Sapporo!

Mt.Moiwa・Sapporo Mt.Moiwa Ropeway

Moiwayama is located in the middle of Sapporo City at an altitude of 531m. From the top of the mountain, you can see a panoramic view of the cityscape of Sapporo.

Okurayama Viewing Point

From the starting point of the jump, which is located 307 meters above sea level, one can see a panoramic view of downtown Sapporo, Ishikari Plains, and the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium, where 70-meter jumps are held.

Sapporo TV Tower

The Sapporo TV Tower, completed in 1956, stands at Nishi 1-chome, the starting point of the park.Located on the eastern edge of Odori Park, the Sapporo TV Tower offers a 360° view of Sapporo.

Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

A statue of Dr. Clark, famous for the phrase, “Boys be ambitious!” stands atop Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill.The sight is recognized nationally for its panoramic views of downtown Sapporo and pastoral views of grazing sheep.

Historical Village of Hokkaido

The Historical Village of Hokkaido is an outdoor museum located inside Nopporo Shinrin Koen Prefectural Natural Park. It recreates the industries, lifestyles, and cultures of Hokkaido’s frontier period in three chronological periods: Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa eras.

Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido Museum looks at the natural environment, history and culture of Hokkaido from a “North-east Asian” perspective. In addition to traditional Ainu handicrafts, various aerial pictures, three-dimensional miniatures and other models of the early Showa era are on display, so anyone can have a good time regardless of age or nationality.

Sapporo Olympic Museum

The Sapporo Winter Sports Museum is located at the foot of the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, which overlooks downtown Sapporo. Its collection includes numerous valuable materials related to the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games.

Shiroi Koibito Park

If there’s one sweet that Sapporo is famous for, it’s Shiroi Koibito, a cookie with chocolate sandwiched between langue de chat biscuits. Shiroi Koibito Park takes you behind the scenes, where you can watch the cookies being made and even make your own cookies or chocolate!

Hokkaido-Sapporo Tourist Information Center

At HOKKAIDO-SAPPORO “FOOD & TOURISM” INFORMATION CENTER in the west concourse of JR Sapporo Station, staff who speak Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean are standing by with a wealth of information for every time of year, from seasonal flowers to skiing, as well as a host of other services to help you make the most of your trip, such as Wi-Fi rental, currency exchange and a charging station.