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Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)

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Hokkaido’s most famous landmark is its clock tower, reported to have never missed tolling the hour since its construction in 1878.
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North 1, West 2, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Sapporo 060-0001, Hokkaido
+81 11-231-0838
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a static display of how the town is linked to the USA through the agricultural college and its founders. The clock tower was part of the college. The original clock has been maintained over the generations by the same family and is still...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank goldsb
Reviewed 1 week ago

...when visiting Sapporo's city center. Well maintained structure. Not really much to read in the way of English, but staff there is quite friendly and eager to help explain. I'm glad I came and spoke with the man upstairs who explained the smaller clock they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and located in the middle of the city. Walking distance from Sapporo Station.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joeni85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old building in the very center of the city. One of the few remaining wooden original constructions. Love it. Especially when it is snowing. Good place for a picture.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for pictures. It’s kind of hard to take a good picture from right in front of the Clock Tower because the sidewalk is not too wide, you should take it from the side.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Edeline18
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Nice building with excellent maintenance. Staff is helpful and nice. Need more info in English. Accessible through underground pedestrian. Great history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank theresia r
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Our second time visited the Odori Park and we had to walked a few steps to visit and taking photo with this lovely place

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DominicVeeranat
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Most Japanese know this clock Tower on TV. Real one is beautiful in night but......so so:-( If you plan to go with your girlfriend, you also need other plan after you visit there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank a_migratory_bird
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

A great place to stop on way to Odori Park from Sapporo Station. Free entrance to 2 floor of exhibition. Don’t miss the little souvenir shop located on ground floor that sells related items not sold else where.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ahnoo
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Nothing special about this clock tower. Was pretty disappointed with it. Nothing fascinating or anything at all. Don't know why it's such a big deal. Can just take photo from opposite the street. Free admission in but it's all in Japanese. Don't even understand anything....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pandaat501
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