Sapporo Clock Tower

Sapporo Clock Tower built in 1878, over 130 years ago, is a symbol of the Northern area of Japan along with the Sapporo TV Tower. Before it had become a clock tower, it used to be a lecture hall of the former Sapporo Agricultural College (current Sapporo University). Different from the TV Tower, it is not only to appreciate its appearance but to feel the history of Sapporo as the clock ticks. At a certain time, you can hear the beautiful sound of the bell please your ears.

Address
Kyu-Sapporo Nogakko Enbujo, Kita 1-jo Nishi 2, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Contact No.
+81-011-231-0838
Access
10-min walk from South Exit, Sapporo Station on JR, or 5-min walk from Odori Station on Sapporo Municipal Subway
Opening Hours / Holidays
8:45-17:10
Closed: 4th Monday (When holiday, the next day), None from May to October
Official Website
http://sapporoshi-tokeidai.jp/
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
200 yen, free for students under senior high school age

※ 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.

Exhibition Hall

There is an exhibition hall on the first floor to exhibit the development history of Hokkaido, the details of the structure of the clock, the introduction of the Clock Tower-themed music, and so on. If you are interested in the history of Hokkaido, take your time to learn here. The more you learn, you may feel a sense of affinity toward the Clock Tower.

Source:白熊通信

Lecture Hall

Going up on the second floor, the stately hall that reminds you of a church will captivate your eyes. The arranged 4-seated benches reproduce the appearance of the lecture hall of that time. A clock structured in the same way as the clock on the tower is also displayed, and you can learn about its machinery.

Source:鉄旅ぱれっと

Exterior Appearance

The best photographing point is the chalky white exterior. Enjoy taking pictures of the tower, a symbol of Hokkaido's pioneering history, from many different angles. Not many people know that the second-floor terrace of the building opposite to the tower is open for the public to view the Clock Tower.

Sapporo Clock Tower

Sapporo Clock Tower built in 1878, over 130 years ago, is a symbol of the Northern area of Japan along with the Sapporo TV Tower. Before it had become a clock tower, it used to be a lecture hall of the former Sapporo Agricultural College (current Sapporo University). Different from the TV Tower, it is not only to appreciate its appearance but to feel the history of Sapporo as the clock ticks. At a certain time, you can hear the beautiful sound of the bell please your ears.

※ 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.

Exhibition Hall

There is an exhibition hall on the first floor to exhibit the development history of Hokkaido, the details of the structure of the clock, the introduction of the Clock Tower-themed music, and so on. If you are interested in the history of Hokkaido, take your time to learn here. The more you learn, you may feel a sense of affinity toward the Clock Tower.

Source:白熊通信

Lecture Hall

Going up on the second floor, the stately hall that reminds you of a church will captivate your eyes. The arranged 4-seated benches reproduce the appearance of the lecture hall of that time. A clock structured in the same way as the clock on the tower is also displayed, and you can learn about its machinery.

Source:鉄旅ぱれっと

Exterior Appearance

The best photographing point is the chalky white exterior. Enjoy taking pictures of the tower, a symbol of Hokkaido's pioneering history, from many different angles. Not many people know that the second-floor terrace of the building opposite to the tower is open for the public to view the Clock Tower.

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