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 map map Map
[Admission fee to view]Adults200yen, Free for high school students and younger
Parking Lot
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Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
English Menu
Available (English title)
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
Possible (if it is in a carry bag, etc.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Sapporo Clock Tower
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.23
    It is a tiny building surrounded by tall buildings. Nothing special, just a tiny wooden building. There is an entrance fee for those who want to see it from inside.
  • Old house with a small clock tower
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.18
    The building was quite small but well located in the city center. No so surprised why it became one of the most famous attraction in the city. Other than that, it took no longer 30 mins to fully...
  • Clock tower filled with knowledge and history
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.12.08
    For those interested in clock towers. Watched the short video working mechanisms behind the clock. It even explained on how the bell will rung at each hour and how the counting of how many times to...

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