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Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hillさっぽろ羊ヶ丘展望台

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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.


Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1 (SapporoArea)

phone 0118513080

[5/6/Sep.] 8:30-18:00
[7/Aug.] 8:30-19:00
[Oct.-Apr.] 9:00-17:00

Review of Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/07 Very nice View
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...
Reviewed:2019/05/07 Nothing special
This is a small park dedicated to Dr Clark. There is a statue of him and locals like to be taken a photo in front of the statue. There is a restaurant, a small museum of the Sapporo snow festival...
Reviewed:2018/08/30 well worth it
Easy to take the subway then the bus here. Get to see sheep with backdrop of city. Lots of interesting things to see. I would suggest it.

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Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1 [ map ]
[5/6/Sep.] 8:30-18:00
[7/Aug.] 8:30-19:00
[Oct.-Apr.] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults530yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students300yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Others (Available only at designated locations)
Available(Sapporo City Wi-Fi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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          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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