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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  • Sapporo station is located not far from. Just passing by heard for a while. If you visit at night, just like if the visit is recommended!
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  • Know and interesting project called the projection mapping onto the wall of the provincial government, I visited. Ainu culture with 15 minutes of program themes, as well as video, sound effects were impressive. From the clock tower near the provincial government across the beautiful illumination to make a big move but not enjoyed.
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  • This looks just like something you might expect to see in the West, this former governmental building is interesting enough for a foreign visitor, although some of the exhits and information in the bu...  more »
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  • At the center of the city and a best place to learn the history of Sapporo and Hokkaido. The classic european style building is still very much preserved until today. Free of admission and they have a good english explanation on their exhibition section.
  • nice preserved buildings with garden. I came in the end of April, nice weather no rain. Lots of tour groups in the morning breaking the sound of silence;(
  • Good photo stop, in winter the red building stands out in the snow. The building has few exhibitions and historical information about contested islands in between Hokkaido and Russia. When we went there's a light projection show at night which was beautiful.
  • Photo stop, mini-museum and a good break to warm up. Museum showcases history of Hokkaido's development but most exhibits are in Japanese. Free admission.
  • 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.
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