Sapporo TV Tower

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Sapporo TV Tower

The most iconic view of Sapporo is from the observation deck of this 480-foot (150-meter) tower, which looks out over Odori Park.

Sapporo TV Tower stands in the background of many tourist pictures of Sapporo. Some of the most famous pictures of the city can be taken from the tower too. The iron structure, vaguely reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower, offers spectacular views of Odori Park, the skyline of the city and the snow-capped mountains rising in the distance. A landmark of the city since its construction in 1957, Sapporo TV Tower holds a beloved place in locals’ hearts. Bring a camera to take impressive photos.

Approach the tower down the length of Odori Park, which serves as a sort of red carpet leading to the base. Linger on the first few levels, which have an information center, stores and an underground shopping arcade and food court.

Head to the third floor and get in line for the elevator, which can get busy, especially when events such as the Snow Festival are taking place in the park.

At the deck, which stands 300 feet (90 meters) above the ground, look out of the huge plate glass windows onto the city below. Appreciate the aerial view of the activity on Odori Park, an especially beautiful spot to enjoy the elaborate snow sculptures created each year.

Visit the small shrine to TV Dad, which offers protection to the tower and the people who visit it, his face a charming addition to the merchandise and even food offered.

Sapporo TV Tower is in the center of the city, easy to reach from most areas. All of Sapporo’s subway lines stop at nearby Odori station. Walk here in 15 minutes from JR Sapporo Station. Parking can be extremely limited in the area, so take public transportation or taxis. The TV tower observation deck is open to visitors daily from morning to late at night, with variable hours. The shops of the first few levels have varying opening hours.

There is an admission fee to go to the top of the tower. The observation deck can be rented for private events for half an hour at the end of each day.

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Hotel Nets Sapporo
Hotel Nets Sapporo
3 out of 5
Nishi 4-2-1, Minami 7-jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $30 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Susukino Street, Nakajima Park, and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Odori Park and Sapporo Concert Hall ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (572 reviews)
"Excellent accommodation! The hotel is a lot"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

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Sapporo Grand Hotel
Sapporo Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Nishi 4-chome 1-jo Kita Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $62 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
Located in Chuo-ku, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Odori Park, Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and Sapporo TV Tower. Hokkaido University and Nakajima ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,157 reviews)
"good"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

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Mercure Hotel Sapporo
Mercure Hotel Sapporo
4 out of 5
2-4 Minami 4-jo, Nishi 2-chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $59 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Chuo-ku, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Soseigawa Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Sapporo TV Tower and Nakajima Park are also ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Excellent service and location"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

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3 out of 5
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The price is $62 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
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4 out of 5
2-4 Minami 4-jo, Nishi 2-chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $59 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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Bespoke Hotel Sapporo
3 out of 5
Minami Nijonishi 1-7-9, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $37 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
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Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park
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3.5 out of 5
4-1-2 Minami 9 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $39 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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Cross Hotel Sapporo
Cross Hotel Sapporo
4 out of 5
2-23 Kita 2-jo Nishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $59 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino-Ekimae
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino-Ekimae
3 out of 5
Nishi 2-2, Minami 4 Chuou-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $41 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
3 out of 5
4-1-2 Minami 6 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $36 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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APA Hotel Sapporo
APA Hotel Sapporo
3 out of 5
10-1,Minami 2 Nishi 7, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $34 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
APA Hotel Sapporo
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