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Observatory / Outlook Spots in Sapporo Area

  • Mt. Moiwa Mountaintop Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Fushimi 5-3-7
    Observatory in Sapporo, Chuo Ward. View the city of Sapporo from 531 meters up Mt. Moiwa. A popular location for dates to observe the city at night. The observatory has resting areas and benches, as well as a restaurant which offer different foods depending on the day and year.
  • Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1
    Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill is one of Hokkaido's best tourist attractions. Sheep are kept on the rolling hills where the lush greenery dazzles the eyes, and the heart is warmed by the idyllic countryside scenery. A statue of Dr. William Smith Clark who served as the first vice-principal at Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University) can be seen on the observation deck. It’s a popular place to come and have your photograph taken. At the Hitsujigaoka Rest House you can have some Mongolian-style mutton barbecue food.

    Sadly, I was there at a time where the lavender was not growing. They have a very nice shop with various goods made of lavender. There is also a very good Mutton restaurant, if you are into that...

  • Lake Sapporo 1st Observatory
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei 8
    This observatory is located along the Jozankei Lakeline in Jozankei, Minami Ward, Sapporo City. It offers a sweeping view of Lake Sapporo, a man-made lake formed along the Otarunai River by Jozankei Dam. Of the several observatories located around the lake, it is the only one that offers a view of the dam body of Jozankei Dam. Many people visit in the fall in order to see the beautiful scenery of the lake and the autumn foliage.
  • Miharushitembodai
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei
  • Valley Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankei
  • Moiwa San Mountain peak Observation Deck
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Kitanosawa 1995

Hokkaido Areas


Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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