Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
Easily accessible during your travels, this beautiful and dynamic concert hall has some of the best acoustics in the world
Kitara is Hokkaido’s first dedicated concert hall and the home of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. It is located in Nakajima Park, which juxtaposes green-rich nature with the bustle of the Susukino shopping area. The building’s walls are all made of glass, and on its marble floor are three striking white marble sculptures. Located both inside and outside the building, they comprise the work “Sokyo” (The echoes) by the sculptor Kan Yasuda from Bibai, Hokkaido. The sculptures lead visitors into the hall, which features many trees, which symbolize Hokkaido’s conifer forests. Very rare sound equipment and concrete sound mirrors, which create Kitara’s uniquely soft yet deep acoustics, hang from the ceiling of the hall.