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

An interesting look into Sapporo’s quite modern history. 200¥ entrance fee per adult. English explanations and QR codes were available throughout the site. Masao-san a proud Sapporo resident was very friendly and recommended places to visit in Sapporo.

5.03 weeks ago

Very nice museum. There are English signs and labels but not a lot of English descriptions. There are volunteering English guides which are very informative and welcoming.

4.0in the last week

The place is not big and there is a small entrance fee to go in. We enjoyed visiting the building. There were volunteers who offered to help translating from Japanese to English or talked more about the history of Hokkaido if the visitors had questions.

4.0a month ago

This is a famous landmark in Sapporo since it's been here for a long time. Inside, there is a museum about the history of the clock tower as well as all the architecture involved in the building. Most of the exhibits are in Japanese.

5.04 months ago

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.