Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, Sapporo

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Featuring a red brick construction and central dome, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building remains one of the country's rare examples of Neo-Baroque architecture. The historic landmark boasts a distinctive appearance based on government buildings from the American state of Massachusetts. Built in 1888 and rebuilt in 1911, the structure features a colorful flower garden, arched windows, block rooftops, and multiple protruding chimneys. Head inside to check out a small museum on the second floor, home to a collection of artifacts and displays chronicling the history of the island and the city. Keep in mind that many of the exhibit descriptions inside the building do not have English translations. Make Former Hokkaido Government Office Building part of your personalized Sapporo itinerary using our Sapporo tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is a large red brick building. One of the buildings representing the Sapporo. Is available free of charge. Volunteer description it too kindly. It feels like the timeslip the climb up the steep wooden stairs. Photos of Saigo Takamori's brother. Now studying.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Not much to tell here, we just visited the outside park and lake, and took some selfies with the cherry blossom trees.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Is a classic spot that everyone always visits if you visit Sapporo. Location close to train station, lots of tourists, is very useful.
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  • April 8, 2017
    A beautiful building in a nice garden.
  • December 20, 2016
    Beautiful architecture and looks more so in winter.
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  • May 17, 2017
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  • June 21, 2017
    Former Hokkaido agency look very beautiful. Come visit Sapporo during the tour. Is beautiful throughout the year, fall foliage season is very nice.
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