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Sapporo Clock Tower, Sapporo

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • One of a kind. Historical and very impressive. The building were turn of the century. I imagined what it must have been like when it was state of the art. Mind blowing.  more »
  • And sandwiched between big Bill for Central Sapporo Sapporo clock tower is in the clock tower have survived Japan's oldest seems to be is, it looks very small. You can go in at an additional cost.
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  • Other than to take picture, nothing much to do n see. Perhaps u can read some history on the clock tower. You can visit if you have spare time on hand.  more »
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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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