Sapporo Clock Tower

Sightseeing information about Sapporo Clock Tower in Japan.

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This 2-story wooden building is a symbol of the city and the early era of Hokkaido's development. It was constructed in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College, the first institution for agricultural studies in Japan. Among the students was the agricultural economist, educator and author Nitobe Inazo, who wrote "Bushido: The Soul of Japan". The large clock tower with four faces was purchased from a Boston manufacturer. It is a 10-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station.

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5.0in the last week

Yes it cost money to come in to see a small museum, but it is totally worth it. First, there are English speaking volunteers that explain the artifacts and history of Sapporo. On the second floor is a large space with lots of seats. There are also clock instruments including the bell which was used in the past. Great place to also rest up.

5.02 weeks ago

Nice and cheap tourist attraction. Very friend staff who loved talking to us to practice their english. Would highly recommend.

5.03 weeks ago

The Clock Tower is of great value as a historic site of Sapporo Agricultural College. When the Agricultural College was moved in 1903, the Clock Tower (military drill hall) has been leased to Sapporo Ward. But later on the Ward purchased the Clock Tower and moved it in its current location. Its because of the construction of Kita 2-jo Avenue.

5.0a month ago

Center of everything. Nice view in all season. There a restaurant inside to get great view on too.

3.0a month ago

The clock tower has a history. Adult has to pay a small fee to get in to get a glimpse of its past. Upstairs one can take a good look at the clock work - quite impressive mechanically.