Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), Sapporo

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The city's oldest structure and one of a smattering of remaining Western-style buildings, Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) stands among the more popular tourist attractions in town. Constructed in 1878 to serve the local university, the tower features a wood construction reminiscent of architecture generally found in small-town America. Head inside to explore a small museum showcasing the university's history and the origins of the city. Arrange to visit Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) and other attractions in Sapporo using our Sapporo tour builder app .
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  • This clock tower is close to Odori Park and is a great picture spot. About 10 min.walk from Sapporo TV Tower. Nothing much to see, addition fee 200 ¥ The building is well preserved. If you have a time...  more »
  • Less is said to be small, but smaller and with them that is not but suspect is. See the snowy night personally recommended. It is recommended to be taken on the second floor of the building on the opposite side than take on the ground across the road.
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  • The local people very helpful. Who is a great photo spot might be. There is the opposite side of the road located in Sapporo City Hall parking area behind the clock tower. Why "watch shooting spot" and "SAPPORO" have noted. Where in the city that tourists to less well known it seems. Across the road from here take a clean view of the clock tower.
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  • This place is located in the heart of Sapporo. You can walk around city. Antique and beautiful. We impressed very much.
  • A beautiful sight that you should definitely visit if nearby, though it's not something that you might want to go out of your way to see or experience.
  • We really enjoyed our visit here, the building itself is not overly grand but really interesting. Walks you through the history and founding of the city of Sapproro, info in English and Japanese. Only 200yen entrance fee, which is pretty cheap for all that you learn from your visit. We went to the Sapporo beer museum afterwards and it really put everything into context knowing the history of the city. That said, probs not a great museum for kids, lots of reading/images not much interactive exhibits.
  • It's a remarkable history place about Sapporo history, but if you don't care the history too much, then that would be boring~
  • Beautiful building and the clock is still working right now. How awesome. I visited this place on Autumn. A must visit place in Sapporo. It's easy to reach this place by walking, because Sapporo is like a small city.

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