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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Sapporo
Clock Tower (Tokeidai)
# 1   of 16 most visited
sights in Sapporo

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The Clock Tower (時計台, Tokeidai) is a symbol of Sapporo. The building was constructed during the early period of Sapporo's development in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College. In 1881 a clock purchased from Boston was installed.

Today, the Clock Tower serves as a museum with displays about the building's history and Sapporo on the first floor. On the second floor are displays about the clock and a spacious ceremony hall that calls to mind the simple buildings of the colonial American Midwest.

The clock tower's second floor ceremony hall

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How to get there
The Clock Tower is four blocks or a ten minute walk south of JR Sapporo Station, and one block north of Odori Park.

Address: North 1, West 2

How to get to and around Sapporo

Hours and Fees
Hours:8:45 to 17:10 (entry until 17:00)
Closed:Fourth Monday of every month (or following day if Monday is a national holiday)
December 29 to January 3
Admission:200 yen
English:Good

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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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User Ratings
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English Links
Sapporo Clock Tower
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Sapporo Clock Tower
Official website.

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