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. Plan to visit Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sapporo attractions using our Sapporo itinerary planning website .
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  • It is a nice staff big massive brick structure. Just did a projection mapping. But it was so crowded because it saw the first was free after that.
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  • In the snow is a fine brick building. Beautifully maintained gardens. The steep stairs into the building and went away from the entrance to the insta sheen. Exhibits a wide variety is on the second floor, you can see the history of Hokkaido.
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  • This was recommended as an attraction for visitors and coaches of tourists flooded this site even in a cold day. I am probably too old to find this an attraction anymore after been to so many grand bu...  more »
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  • Beautiful old red brick building in the heart of Sapporo with lovely grounds that include 2 ponds. Good place to take photos and go for a short walk.
  • Pleasant walk thru the park to reach beautiful red brick building. Entrance is free and they give you directions on how to use the free Wi-Fi. Inside has lots of artifacts but not much is explained in English.
  • a good place worth to visit. but all the text is in Japanese only. almostly unable to read it.
  • Pretty place. There are some benches outside for you to sit and relax. We saw couples taking their wedding photos in traditional costumes the day we visited.
  • Nice place to visit, free admission and museum in the building, beautiful ponds with mallards and fishes, and pretty flowers. A cool place to visit during the summer.

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