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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  • We visited on a cold day snow descends from the clouds hung low. Visit from the Kanto area and it's cold, slip and in the snow is quite not adapt, but former Hokkaido Government Office building is covered with snow, had a touch of hope.
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  • So go straight to the Odori Park from Sapporo train station underpass, there is a sign on the way out on the ground on the stairs on the right side in front of the looks! * Will setting and surrounded by snow buildings of red brick in the underpass, the atmosphere there is in the middle of the city wearing a little over 10 minutes! Demystify the history of Hokkaido at each exhibition room, are described.
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  • Two beautiful lakes and the enormous weight of the trees feels like a walk in the Park. District Office building called the building is beautiful.
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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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