Standing at 147 metres high with a 90-metre observation deck, Sapporo TV Tower is one of the tallest structures in the city (currently dwarfed by Sapporo JR Tower at 173m tall) that can be found in the grounds of Odori Park. Built in 1957, it was built by Tachu Naito, the same architect responsible for the construction of Tokyo Tower, in which there are distinct similarities.
The tower itself features digital clocks which can be seen from 4 different sides, installed in 1961, at 65 metres high. The tower acts as a repeater for AIR-G’ and the Sapporo based radio station, FM North Wave.
Inside the Tower
The facility itself features a 3 storey building at the base consisting of the information centre and various stores. On the second floor you can a function centre plus administration office, and on the third floor is the tower’s restaurant and official souvenir shop. You can also find the elevator to the observation deck on this floor.
From the observation deck, you will have clear views of Odori Park (famous for the Sapporo Snow Festival), the nearby Mount Okura and Maruyama Park.
Prices for adults (19 years and over) start at 720 yen per person, with group discounts available for more than 15 people. Children’s prices start from 100 yen for 3 to 5 years, 300 yen for 6 to 12 years, 400 yen for 13 to 15 years and 600 yen for 16 to 18 years, again with further discounts available for groups of 15 or more.
How to Get There
You can access the tower from exit number 27, which is a 5-minute walk from the Sapporo Municipal Subway Odori Station (Tozai and Nanboku lines) or number 27 is a 1-minute walk from the same Odori Station on the Toho line. From JR Sapporo Station, South Exit it is about a 15-minute walk, or 5 minute trip by taxi. You can also find it on Google maps here.
Current opening hours (at the time of writing) are 9:00 – 22:00, but are subject to change, so we recommend you check the site below for the exact details. You can also find out more about Sapporo TV Tower via their website.