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Sapporo Clock Tower, Sapporo

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Historic Site
The city's oldest structure and one of a smattering of remaining Western-style buildings, Sapporo Clock Tower stands among the more popular tourist attractions in town. Constructed in 1878 to serve the local university, the tower features a wood construction reminiscent of architecture generally found in small-town America. Head inside to explore a small museum showcasing the university's history and the origins of the city. See Sapporo Clock Tower and all Sapporo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sapporo itinerary planner.
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  • Its an old clock tower that has been preserved. They even have a stage installed so visitors can get good photos. Entrance is ¥200 into the building. Nice place to take picture of old sapporo. Tip: su...  more »
  • I've seen clock towers befor, this one resembles to me a clock you'd expect to find in Boston. Away, not detracting from that it is an historical additional to your education of Sapporo. It is well li...  more »
  • Clock tower is symbol of Sapporo. This tower was 139 years. Today it's a museum. The Clock Tower is four blocks or a ten minute walk south of JR Sapporo Station, and one block north of Odori Park.  more »
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  • Personally, I think this landmark is quite overrated. It's just a building with small clock on it. The building and clock tower is not big either. Perhaps the history and the unusual design (western style) of the building that make it special.
  • I liked it a lot but probably not for everyone. Museum is cool but only about half of the information is in English. Still very cool and the entrance fee is only 200 yen.
  • Beautiful old building... Close to centre of town well worth the time to check it out
  • sapporo tower located in the central of sapporo city near odori subway station. my oppion it is better to go there during night so the tower look more mystique
  • The clock tower was located near the city of Sapporo, I used it to help me to find the way back to my hotel everyday during my stay. To me, the place looked more lovely at night, especially when the spot light shined at the clock. There was a wooden-made platform located on the front-right of the tower for individual to take selfie or a group of people to take photos with the tower. Very thoughtful indeed!