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Okurayama Viewing Point
In 1972, when the winter Olympics were held in Sapporo, Okurayama Jump Stadium was the site of the 90 m ski jump. Nowadays, the facilities are still used for winter sports and when there aren’t scheduled competitions or practices, the area is open to the public. Okurayama which is well known as a popular tourist spot lies at an elevation of 307 m offering clear views of the ski jump platform and Sapporo City from the observation deck. For those looking for scenic views, this is an extremely popular spot not to miss.
- 1274 Miyanomori, Chuo, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
- Contact No.
- From Sapporo municipal subway Maruyama-koen Station, take a JR Hokkaido Bus headed towards Miya-no-Mori Shantse for 7 minutes and get off at Okurayama Kyogijo Iriguchi (Entrance of the Okurayama Jump Stadium) bus stop from which it is a 10-minute walk.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Okurayama Viewing Lounge Lift operating hours: Summer (April 29-Nov 3) 8:30-18:00, Winter (Nov 4-April 28) 9:00-17:00
Lift is closed during ski jump competitions and scheduled practice sessions as well as in early April when the lift undergoes maintenance.
Annexed facilities have slightly differing holidays and hours so please check the official website for further details.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Round trip lift ticket: Adults (junior high school students and above) 500 yen, children (elementary school students and under) 300 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Step into the boots of a ski jumper and check out the view!
After riding the two person lift to the viewing deck at the top of the mountain, you can get sweeping views of famous landmarks in Sapporo City like Odori Park, the Sapporo Dome, and Hokkaido University. Just below is the starting line for the ski jump competitions, so you can feel just like the athletes do before plummeting down the slope.
Explore the fun of winter sports in the Sapporo Winter Museum
In the Sapporo Winter Museum found at the base of Okurayama, you can find lots of great resources on display concerning the international event of the Sapporo Olympics as well as simulations that allow you to experience various winter sports like it’s the real thing.
Get your fill of Hokkaido’s gourmet lamb dining
You can get your fill of Hokkaido’s symbolic gourmet lamb dining while enjoying beautiful views at the Lamb Dining Okurayama restaurant connected to the Okurayama Jump Stadium. Lamb may have a reputation for having a strong odor, but the high quality meat here is fresh and without overbearing smells and you can even order some of the super popular raw lamb.