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Mt. Okura Observatory, Sapporo

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#1 of 214 in Winter Sports in Japan
Ski Area Nature / Park
Take in panoramic views of Sapporo from atop Mt. Okura Observatory, a hilltop attraction of Olympic fame. Located below the observatory is the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, a sports arena built for and used in the 1972 Winter Olympics. Unless the facilities are used for competitions, visitors can access the site's observatory by using the chair lift. Before or after your ride up to this popular vantage point, consider stopping at Sapporo Winter Sports Museum at the bottom of the hill, which features exhibits dedicated to the Olympics Games that took place here. Arrange to visit Mt. Okura Observatory and other attractions in Sapporo using our Sapporo travel itinerary maker.
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  • I go also find riding lifts. And when you get when you take five minutes one way and ride staff who speed late or, you better hop. It is a round trip adults: 500 yen. It is also reasonably good. I admire for courage players go skating that jump. I don't think buying a souvenir shop. Restaurant.
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  • The site was interesting and enjoyable. Not knowing what to expect, it was more than I would have guessed. The Olympic ski jump venue was interesting and we got to see several jumps even thought we we...  more »
  • In 1972, held Sapporo Winter Olympic Games. Theme song "The Ballad of Rainbow and snow". This monument is located on the okurayama ski jump Stadium. Featured on the TV show. Daily daytime broadcast production show "father I Kayama" on in. Hokkaido broadcasting at the net at the same time.
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