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Mt. Okura Observatory, Sapporo

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#1 of 258 in Winter Sports in Japan
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. Put Mt. Okura Observatory on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sapporo trip planner .
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  • Went here during snow fest season. Nicely packed with snow. Saw the jump that was used during 1972 jump. They have built an museum. Great place to visit.  more »
  • With the lifts climb to the Summit. Because the steep downhill lift was scary. I have been jumping at the famous.
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  • Lift up on the jump ramp and panoramic views of the city of Sapporo. It looks up the Ishikari Bay, weather permitting. Is recommended to go in the summer.
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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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