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1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Sapporo 064-0958, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the best views in Sapporo. Really great walk in the fall. The winter sports museum has many interesting activities to do for people of all ages. And if you are lucky you can see a ski jump competition or practice!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank milkyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there twice. First time using its online instructions to ride subway and bus. Total cost about 500 yen per person and 45 min(?) Inclusive of walk up desolated stretch of road. My family has 4 member so total about 2000 yen. And because I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WeiThiam
Reviewed 21 August 2018

i should preface that sports are not important in my life. thus visit to this former winter olympic site means very little to me.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank MimiY_13
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited mt okura Observatory and took the gondola to the top of the mountain. It was very pretty but I am afraid of heights So the journey back down the hill was a little stressful. You were able to see a great deal from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank namikoeshima1116
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Taking the ski chair to Mt Okura Observatory is an experience not to miss when you visit Saporro...especially in winter. The observatory offers a panoramic view of the city. After viewing the sight, do not the nice ice cream spread at the cafe.

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Darhicr
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I visited this place on summer. Actually i did not expect much since this place is the winter sports venue. However, you need to try the VR games that exist in this area. Well, even though you can't ski, you can be a good ski...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank christianusfrederick
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This place had nothing much to see beside the Olympic Museum and had an experience taking the chair lift up the hill if u had not tried before

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fengww
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Used during the Winter Olympics, this facility is beautiful and is maintained well. For a fee of Y500 per person, we went up the observation deck at the top of the ski lift. Exceptional views from there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank renesio
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

If you have only little time to spare, this is the place to go to catch a quick view of Sappiro. Though not as high as Mt Moiwa, you can still see Sapporo on a clear day. The ride up on a chair lift takes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sylviakiew
Reviewed 1 June 2018

a competition site (long jump) during winter olympic games held here in 1972. it is unknown if this place is still in use

Date of experience: May 2018
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Masha E
15 July 2018|
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Response from renesio | Reviewed this property |
The area is not easy to get to with public. Best is a cab. We used a private car with the driver waiting for us. Maybe cheaper to just let the taxi go the. Request for another as soon as you finish.
19 December 2017|
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Response from Ethan S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Salient, 1. They are open for Christmas. (refer to their website) 2. It is about a 1 hr bus journey from Sapporo. Bus 57 (abt 7 stops) from Sapporo station, walk a short distance to catch bus 14 (5 stops) to foot of... More
2 November 2017|
Response from HonoluluStar | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have an answer for you. I remember seeing Mount Moiwa from the top of the observatory, and even though they are in the same area, Google map route shows 3 transfer on the bus line. I would have to guess that... More