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Sapporo Clock Tower, Sapporo

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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. Arrange to visit Sapporo Clock Tower and other attractions in Sapporo using our Sapporo tour builder app .
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  • In a small building clock tower, sits quietly. It is a symbol of Sapporo to surrounding buildings will continue growing, but as it increases the sense of existence.
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  • Sapporo's iconic watch tourist spot since exactly came to the horse-drawn carriage tour. So, tourists take a picture anyway are ringing off the hook. However, we recommend to take from the second floor of the building across the street sidewalks are narrow and dangerous, so opposite. Because the newly established Clark sat on a bench in the clock tower Memorial may also take a photo together.
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  • It is famous as an icon of the city of Sapporo. Take a photo here, go right in front and the Victor's platform is best.
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  • We just take picture from outside, entrance fee JPY200 for adult. Clock tower not so interesting during Summer. I think it will look better during Winter.
  • One of the tourist's spot in the heat of Sapporo with the long history of the clock tower is good to visit this place, they're including the Hokkaido tourist information for free
  • 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.
  • Over-hyped building. Lots of tourists come to see this everyday, but it is a very plain looking wooden building.

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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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