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Mt. Okura Observatory

1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0958 , Japan
+81 11-641-8585
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Ranked #1 of 161 Attractions in Sapporo
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family and I went to Mt Okura Observatory around 5pm when the sun was setting. We stayed on till night fall and was amazed at the scenic view below us with lighted Hokkaido in front of us. A must visit place.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went this place at winter, it is great out there, but toooo cold. Remember to bring warm jacket. We finally end to back inside and drink some hot chocolate.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited during July summer month, when the slope was green. The view of the ski slope itself was just plain beautiful ... I really enjoyed the ski lift. It was a steady, comfortable & enjoyable ride both up- & downhill. One word of caution: go with footwear that would not slip off in mid air.I was wearing slippers that day... More

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The museum is fun if you're willing to take part. There's fun interactive games to play and then you can take the ski lift to the top of the jump. There is great soft cream at the top and it's a great photo opportunity. There's a gift shop and a restaurant at the bottom that I'd also recommend.

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Torun, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

500 yens for a chair lift that will take you up where the observatory and the ski jumping hill are. Great panorama view over Sapporo. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

you will have a nice view of the sapporo city at the top. we went up using the open ski lift but i think those who have time and strength can hike up to the top. witnessed some senior citizens hike up in groups. the lamb restaurant is really good. price is reasonable, quality and service are very good. must... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited this place during the afternoon and the temperature was quite cooling, around 12 degree celsius. The view of the ski jump up close was really cool and I never expected it to be so steep. We also took the ski lift up and got a breathtaking view of the Sapporo city from the top. Overall a nice place... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a unique opportunity to see a ski jump up close as I had never seen one other than on TV. The lift ride to the top gives you a close up view of the jump and landing areas which are surprisingly steep. The view at the top is very good but probably would be better at night. It... More

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Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is billed by the Japanese as the second best view in Japan, the first being Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) in Kyoto. It certainly is a stunning panorama, and if like we did you make your own way there and show your guide book, it's less than 500 Yen to take a ski lift to the top. This location was the spot... More

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Hong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I joined a day tour that was recommended at the Tourist Information Centre, and I really enjoyed the trip. I loved the ski lift as it went very high up the mountain and and the view from the Observatory was amazing.

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