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Mt. Okura Observatory

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Address: 1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0958 , Hokkaido
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+81 11-641-8585

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A fun way to spend the afternoon

The observatory is located at the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum, which was a blast! The museum highlights both winter Olympics that have been held in Japan and there are a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa K
Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The observatory is located at the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum, which was a blast! The museum highlights both winter Olympics that have been held in Japan and there are a lot of interactive exhibits. You can practice ski jumping, bobsledding, being a hockey goalie and speed skating. So much fun! We also rode the lift up to the top of... More 

Thank Melissa K
Trieste, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get there you have to reach the Maruyama Koen subway station (T06 – Tozai Line) and go straight to the bus station ( Exit n.2). Here you’ll find bus n. 14 terminus, from here it’s an 8 minutes trip to the Okurayama Kyojigo Iriguchi bus stop. After alighting, cross the road and walk uphill to the right, then turn... More 

Thank AbeTs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium (or 大倉山シャンツェ) on a Sunday afternoon. As we were behind schedule, we decided to purchase chair lift tickets only (about ¥500) and to skip the Winter Olympics museum. At the top, there was an open-air observation deck with clear, unobstructed views overlooking the city. You also have the chance to see first-hand how... More 

Thank Annabelle T
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

'An elevated view of Sapporo and Winter Sport (Ski Jump)' Experience: Having visited during Feb just before the Asian Winter Games, the visit has been enhanced by having a really good insight of the ongoing preparation works and local athletes practicing their jumps. As someone experiencing Winter/Ski for the very first time, this visit, in particular the chairlift has been... More 

1 Thank Wayne L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We went during the December winter period. The weather was very cold as we went up to the TOP. Almost freeezing! The view is spectacular too!

Thank Kelly C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Okurayama Observatory and Ski Jump Stadium is an enjoyable (and in our case, snow-filled) 10-20 minute uphill walk from the bus stop. When we got to the stadium, we were awed by the huge place! We ran straight to the cable car ride up to the observatory. Up there, we were rewarded by an awesome full view of Sapporo! An... More 

2 Thank Tin Q
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Spent few hours upstairs exploring the ski jump area (Sapporo winter games 1972), Olympic museum as well as enjoying the view. Really worthwile. Not too far away from dowtown. Easily reachable with cab. Nice for adults and children.

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The view was great because of all the snow, and it was amazing to see just how steep the slope is. I'm glad I went, but I probably won't go again. No need, right.

Thank Kuroi K
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Reasonable price, went there with taxi cost about 2100yen from sapporo park hotel. Great view of the sapporo city. Nice hot chocolate and ice cream.

Thank nozafira
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was a nice experience to see the ski slope. The view up on the hill top was beautiful. The snow actually makes it extra special.

Thank Elizabeth L

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