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

Very cute museum with a ton of history and a lovely staff (several English speaking docents were there when we went). Conveniently located and very reasonable pricing (only a couple bucks per person). Highly recommend this as a quick stop for anyone visiting Sapporo who wants to learn some Hokkaido history. It was far more enlightening than I expected it to be.

4.0a month ago

A lovely little clock tower and museum detailing the history of Sapporo, especially the agricultural college (precursor to the university). There are volunteer english language guides who will tell you anecdotes beyond the exhibits themselves. All in all, a lovely short visit!

4.0a week ago

Great place to stop for a piece of Sapporo/Hokkaido history. Attendants were kind and were available to explain anything or give further information.

3.02 months ago

Not an awful lot to see here, but seems to be a popular tourist visiting place, being the symbol of Sapporo. Everyone comes here to take a photo. Good for killing a few minutes if you're already in the city centre.

5.03 months ago

A small and cozy museum where you get to understand a little bit about the history of the clock tower itself. There is a glass clock operated by 19th Century technology in its second floor (a church liked premises). Entrance fee for adults is just 200 yen and 100 yen for children. Recommended to stop by if you are here in Sapporo.