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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Sapporo
Sapporo Station
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sights in Sapporo

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Sapporo Station (South Side)

Sapporo Station is the city's main railway station located right downtown. Multiple shopping centers surround the station complex, particularly on its south side. Sapporo Station dates back to the early development of Hokkaido in the late 1800s, but its current building was opened in 2003. A replica of the original station building can be found at the Historic Village of Hokkaido.

The area's most impressive tourist attraction is the T38 Observation Deck at the top of the JR Tower building that rises above the station. Occupying the tower's 38th floor, 160 meters above ground, the observation deck is quite a bit taller than the 90 meter observation deck of the TV Tower in nearby Odori Park. Great effort was put into the observation deck's design, including the viewing areas, information displays, music and even the washrooms.

The Sapporo Ramen Republic is a themed restaurant area on the 10th floor of the Esta shopping center, just east of the station's south entrance. There are eight small ramen restaurants spread out across the nostalgically designed floor space. Ramen is one of the specialties of Hokkaido cuisine, and the shops represent some of the prefecture's regional varieties, like Asahikawa Ramen and Hakodate Ramen. The Esta building also hosts a branch of the Bic Camera electronics store.

Admiring the cityscape at night from the T38 Observation Deck

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How to get there
Sapporo Station stands in the center of Sapporo and is served by all JR lines and two of the city's three subway lines. The Sapporo Station Bus Terminal is found to the southeast of the station, while many additional bus stops are located both on the south and north sides of the station.

How to get to and around Sapporo

Hours and Fees
T38 Observation Deck
Hours:10:00 to 23:00 (entry until 22:30)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:720 yen

Sapporo Ramen Republic
Hours:11:00 to 22:00 (last order)
Closed:Stores have varying individual closing days

Shopping
Hours:Stores typically 10:00 to 21:00, restaurants typically 11:00 to 21:30

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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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Marks Inn Sapporo
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Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
Rising to more than 60 meters, the Monterey Edelhof offers spectacular views of the city from the guest rooms.
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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JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
Very popular hotel inside the tower that rises above Sapporo Station.
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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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English Links
JR Tower
English PDF file from the official website.
T38 Observation Deck
English PDF file from the official website.
Sapporo Ramen Republic
Official English website.

Japanese Links
JR Tower
Official website.
T38 Observation Deck
Official website.
Sapporo Ramen Republic
Official website.

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