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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Reviews

3.0in the last week

It's a good place to visit when you have nothing else in mind. People working here are highly enthusiastic about this place.

3.02 weeks ago

2 floors of history stored in this place. Centrally located along odori park.
Come if you like architecture and the story behind it

4.02 months ago

It's indeed full of history, and quite a lot of people were visiting. If I'm not mistaken, it used to be a school, where the students were the one who built Sapporo city. I met a woman at the second floor, who explained those things, guess she was a tour leader (?) One thing I'm a bit upset about is that the things on exhibition side were all in Japanese language, so kind of impossible to be understood by tourists like me 😂

4.0a month ago

Was there for the new year countdown. Museum was open till late. The concert during New year was a good setup

5.03 weeks ago

A great place to take photo and sketch some drawing. It's beautiful!