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

Access

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 & Fees

Hours

8:45 to 17:10 (entry until 17:00)

Closed

December 31 to January 3; infrequent, irregular closures for maintenance

Admission

200 yen

English

Good

Hotels around Sapporo

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Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo
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Page last updated: March 2, 2017