Sapporo Clock Tower

Historical Monument
The clock tower familiarly, called “Sapporo Clock Tower” was originally constructed as a drill hall for the former Sapporo Agricultural College, the predecessor of Hokkaido University. Originally there was no bell tower but only a mechanism of pulling a rope to ring a small bell, however, the bell tower was constructed in 1881 under the direction of the Governor Kiyotaka Kuroda and since then a Howard pendulum type clock has been in use. It is about 10 minutes on foot from the nearest Odoori Station. The first floor serves as a museum displaying the history of the clock tower and on the second floor you can experience the atmosphere of the historic drill hall and view the workings of the clock.

Spot details

Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 2-chome Former Sapporo Agricultural College Demonstration Center
[Admission fee]Adults200yen, Free for high school students and younger
Parking Lot
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Credit Card
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Available(Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (in English)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 20, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (if it is in a carry bag, etc.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Small
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.09.12
    Nice to see, but don’t make a trip to this part of town just for the clock tower. It’s surprisingly small and interesting to look at for about 30 seconds; not much beyond that.
  • Soothing Sapporo sanpo..enjoy walking tour of Sapporo history!
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.09.07
    Enjoyed the easy walk about town, from the eki to the parks and to the clocktower; one can stroll easily and observe so many interets and beautiful things;
  • Worth seeing/photographing from the outside!
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.08.05
    Walking from Former Hokkaido Government Office towards Sapporo TV Tower, one cannot help but pass by the Clock Tower. Picturesque, pastel green wooden clapboard, colonial style building...

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