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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4.0a month ago

It was a pleasant experience hearing the history of the clock from the museum staff at the second floor. He was very helpful.

5.05 months ago

After thinking not another historical building, this one was different. There is a lot to look at downstairs and then upstairs is made out like a classroom. It had one of the first agricultural universities. You can read how different people who were there went on to have done amazing futures. The clocks are fascinating.

4.03 months ago

A very surprising visit. The ancient clock tower in Sapporo which possess a very dramatic history and the foreigner living in Hokkaido. The exhibition shows many great stories and how the residents of Sapporo developed. Worth to visit for understanding Sapporo.

4.05 months ago

The staff if very friendly and more than willing to help with questions you might have, even if it's not directly related to the clock tower. It was nice to see how they restored it and how they maintained the building. Most of the information is in Japanese but some is translated into English and Korean.

4.06 months ago

One of the earliest building to have been built in Sapporo. Originally an agricultural university building, this place now houses the history of Sapporo was developed in the past. Located at the heart of the city, it's an iconic place to take a photo and not to be missed.