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1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Sapporo 064-0958, Hokkaido
+81 11-641-8585
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Got to sit on this 2 people only chair to go all the way up around 300m to look at the whole city. It was snowing at that time. Super chilly. Great experience.

Thank jokl78
Reviewed 25 November 2017

However it was snowy on this trip so the view was obscured until when we were about leaving then the sky cleared enough that we can see Sapporo city down below. It was nice to get up on the ski lift to the top and...More

Thank IVegas
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited with local friends. The first thing that I noticed was the convenient (and free) parking at the road level for this attraction. In the U.S. someone would be charging $10 to park! After parking, it’s an easy ride up a...More

1  Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The ski lift is a very enjoyable ride up to the observatory. Taking the cair lift to the summit gives you a real appreciation of how steep the ski jump is, and how brave the Olympic athletes must be to launch themselves down the runway...More

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We enjoyed our few hours at the Olympic museum and the lookout, the ski jump itself is amazing- so high and steep- looks over the entire city of Sapporo. The museum is very interactive with lots of things to actually participate in like virtual ski...More

1  Thank ChookFeed
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Take the chair lift up if you want a good view of the city of Sapporo. Best to go at night to see the lights. If you are a sport nut, fan of the winter Olympics, have kid, or enjoy active simulators, bundle your trip...More

1  Thank freeamac
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My hubby went up to the observatory and he thoroughly enjoyed it. I, on the other hand have fear of heights so I stayed at the museum >.<

1  Thank Ayumii_Y
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I give it an average. What you have to think about is? This is the number one thing to do in Sapporo? That's pretty scary. I've been in Sapporo three days and let me tell you that's long enough.

2  Thank winedude8888
Reviewed 11 September 2017

we go at that time at 6pm and its totally dark. and the view is breathtaking. its so nice and you must try the ice cream. its better when snowing.

1  Thank Ct_siti
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I went to see this on one of the city tour buses. It was an amazing experience. The ride up was nice and slow. At the top there are three different levels of observation deck. And one of them has ice cream. I had the...More

1  Thank Maria L
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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
17 June 2017|
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Response from Oyomi | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit, and actually some people brought toys to play in with in the snow when I was there.
26 August 2016|
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Response from ajayisrani | Reviewed this property |
12 days is awesome to spend in Hokkaido. suggest keep 5 days for Sapporo and the rest to see Asahikawa, Furano, Hakodate, Niseko, Otaru, Jozenkei. All the places mentioned above can be done as a day trip from... More