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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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You'll be able to choose from a variety of accommodation options for your stay in Sapporo, including opulent and upscale hotels. Mid-range and high-end establishments line the streets of the city center, while options for the budget-conscious traveler are hostels, guesthouses, and campsites, open from May to November. Lodgings fill up quickly during winter and summer holidays, and especially for the annual Snow Festival in February, so it's advisable to book in advance if you plan to visit at that time.
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  • Nice grand building which used to be the seat of power in sapporo. Today, it is a nice museum with well preserved building and garden. Admission is free.  more »
  • This is my first visit to Sapporo. Took a walk about the city this morning and found myself in the centre of the 26th Yosakoi Soran Festival. So, making Detour I headed for this building. It is set in...  more »
  • Love this place. ESP the garden in front of the building. Cannot imagine how it looks like at winter snow time or Spring blossom time. The trees , flowers and the huge sky. It is a great place for a w...  more »
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  • A beautiful building in a nice garden.
  • Beautiful architecture and looks more so in winter.
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  • 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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