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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Sapporo
Okurayama Observatory
# 12   of 16 most visited
sights in Sapporo

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Sapporo seen from the Okurayama Observatory

The 90 meter ski jump competitions of the Winter Olympics 1972 were held in the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium (大倉山ジャンプ競技場, Ōkurayama Janppu Kyōgijō). Nowadays, when the stadium is not being used for world cup or other ski jump events, the Okurayama Observatory at the top of the hill can be accessed via a chair lift for spectacular views of Sapporo.

At the foot of the jump hill stands the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum with exhibits about the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics and winter sports in general, including ski jump, bobsled and biathlon. The museum has a variety of fun sport simulation games that cover events like ski jump, speed skating and hockey. The games can be played without any additional costs beyond the museum's entrance fee.

The ski jump
A virtual ski jumping game in the museum

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How to get there
From late April to early November, the JR Burari Sapporo Kanko Bus runs about once per hour between JR Sapporo Station and the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium (45 minutes, 210 yen). The bus can be used free of charge by Japan Rail Pass holders.

Around the year, it is possible to reach the ski jump from the Tozai Subway Line's Maruyama Koen Station (5 minutes, 200 yen, frequent departures from Odori Station) by bus. Take bus line 14 to Okurayama Kyogijo Iriguchi bus stop (10 minutes, 210 yen, 2 buses per hour), from where the ski jump is a ten minute walk uphill.

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Hours and Fees
Okurayama Ski Jump Observatory
Hours:8:30 to 18:00 (May to October)
9:00 to 17:00 (November to April)
From June to September, open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
Closed:April 1 to 15
Admission:500 yen roundtrip chairlift ticket

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum
Hours:9:00 to 18:00 (May to October)
9:30 to 17:00 (November to April)
From June to September, open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
Closed:No closing days
Admission:600 yen
English:Minimal

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Hotels and Ryokan
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English Links
Okurayama Ski Jump
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Okurayama Ski Jump
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