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Odori Park
# 2   of 16 most visited
sights in Sapporo

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Odori Park seen from the Sapporo TV Tower

Odori Park (ʌ, Ōdōri Kōen) is the broad median of Odori ("large street") in the center of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south. The park stretches about a kilometer and a half over twelve city blocks and offers pleasant green space during the warmer months. In early February, the park serves as the main site of the Sapporo Snow Festival.

At the eastern end of Odori Park stands the Sapporo TV Tower, which has an observation deck with nice views of the park and the surrounding city. The tower is just under 150 meters tall, and the observation deck is at an elevation of 90 meters. During the evening the tower is illuminated, making it an attractive landmark.

Odori Park during the Sapporo Snow Festival

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How to get there
Odori Park is just beside Odori Subway Station or a ten minute walk south of JR Sapporo Station. All of Sapporo's three subway lines intersect at Odori Subway Station.

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Hours and Fees
Sapporo TV Tower
Hours:9:00 to 22:00 (April to mid October)
9:30 to 21:30 (mid October to March)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:720 yen

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Hotels and Ryokan
Sapporo offers many business and tourist hotels especially around in the most convenient downtown area between Sapporo Station and Odori Park. Many cheaper hotels are located somewhat less conveniently south of Susukino.
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Recommended Hotels around Sapporo - with lowest rates by selected hotel reservation websites
Air Terminal Hotel
Hotel conveniently located inside Shin-Chitose Airport.
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Agoda or Booking
JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
Very popular hotel inside the tower that rises above Sapporo Station.
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Booking
Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo
One of the best values in town, the Keio Plaza is located just a short walk from Sapporo Station.
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Richmond Hotel Sapporo Ekimae
Reliable business hotel, a five minute walk from Sapporo Station.
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Agoda

User Ratings
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User Rating (by 391 users):
75/100
  recommended

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English Links
Odori Park
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Odori Park
Official website.
Sapporo TV Tower
Official website.

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