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Hokkaido University has a history of around 130 years and is one of the national universities representing Hokkaido. The beauty of the campus and the fact that native ancient plants of this region still remain here are some of the reasons it has become a major tourist spot in Sapporo for domestic and international visitors. On campus, there is a museum and botanical garden as well as a cafeteria open to the public, so visitors can enjoy the spacious campus with its beautiful nature.
- 5 Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
- Contact No.
- 7-min walk from North Exit of JR Sapporo Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
*Botanical garden 9:00-16:30
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 min
- Admission fee
- Free (botanical garden: adults 420 yen, elementary and middle school students 300 yen)
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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The avenue of poplar and ginkgo trees is a spot where almost all tourists that come to this campus are sure to visit. It has a romantic feel like a scene in a movie, especially in October and November, when the leaves change color making it a perfect photo spot.
This bust set up as if to protect the campus is that of Professor Clark. He came from the US to Japan in the late 18th century by request from Japanese officials and was the director of Sapporo Agricultural College, the precedent of Hokkaido University. He is a widely loved person as "the father of Hokkaido's development."
University Botanical Garden
On the south side of the Sapporo campus, there is a botanical garden open to the public, where visitors get to see many kinds of trees and plants that have been gathered for research purposes. Rows of lilac trees, rose gardens, and even alpine plants that are typical to Hokkaido are cultivated here (Open from spring to autumn).
Most Popular Cafeteria Dish: Gyutoro-Don
The most popular dish in the central cafeteria on campus is the gyutoro-don (raw beef rice bowl). The beef is put on top of the rice and topped with negi (leek). It is then eaten with wasabi soy sauce. This is one of Hokkaido University's specialties that has many fans that become hooked to the fluffy texture of the meat.