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Sapporo Clock Tower (札幌市時計台)

3.5

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.

place

Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 2-chome Former Sapporo Agricultural College Demonstration Center

phone 0112310838
place

8:45-17:10(Latest entry17:00)

Review of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/09 Small but cute
Was surprised at how small the clock tower is but its neat. There some sort of a museum inside. We didnt have time so we didnt go inside,i am sure it would have been interesting.
Reviewed:2020/02/25 No way
The building is very well maintained and the engineering behind the clock is awesome but hey … the little colonial house with the George V style windows … does it remind anyone of Maine, or...
Reviewed:2020/02/24 Great cultural and Historical site
A beautifully restored and preserved heritage site that explains the history of Sapporo and role of Americans in its development. The city revolves around this landmark so a quick 30-60 min visit is...

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Address
Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 2-chome Former Sapporo Agricultural College Demonstration Center [map]
Area
Phone
0112310838
Hours
8:45-17:10(Latest entry17:00)
Closed
1/1-1/3
Fees
Adults200yen, Free for high school students and younger
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available (English mark)
Note
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
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          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.