The area surrounding Sapporo, Otaru and Noboribetsu(Central Hokkaido)
- Sapporo Clock Tower(Sapporo)
Today again, the echoing Sapporo Clock Tower's bells chime.
A nationally designated important cultural property that tell the time to the public.
It is a building which was constructed as the central auditorium to perform such as entrance ceremonies, graduation ceremonies and for martial arts training for students of the former Sapporo Agricultural College, now Hokkaido University. Its formal name is the "former dojo (hall used for martial arts training) of the Sapporo Agricultural School".
There wasn't a clock tower at the dojo which was completed first but it was established on the direction of the then director of the development commission.
Formerly the toll of the bell would echo throughout the area for miles announcing to people the correct time and now to this day it also continues to resound its clear sound.
It is one of the architectural structures which symbolizes Hokkaido's pioneering phase, with a motif of the North Star which is a symbol of the development commission, a red roof, and white walls which are all impressive.
Why don't you search for your desired shooting position at an angle of your choice?
The best time to visit is in the morning and evening when the number of bells is greatest.
To catch the toll of the bells resounding will surely be a lovely memory of your sightseeing in Hokkaido.
|Address||Kita 1 Nishi 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo||TEL||011-231-0838|
|Hours||8:45 - 17:10 (admission by 17:00)||Closed||4th Monday (When Mondays fall on national holidays, closed on the following day)
Open on the 4th Monday from May to October and December. Closed between December 31 and January 3.
|Fees||Adults 200 yen (free for students in high school and below)||URL||http://sapporoshi-tokeidai.jp/know/walking.php|