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Mt. Okura Observatory

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Address: 1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0958 , Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 11-641-8585

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Our first time to see something like this....very impressed. The little mountain town is charming. The Sapporo Shrine is near by by bus, so we visited both in one afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first time to see something like this....very impressed. The little mountain town is charming. The Sapporo Shrine is near by by bus, so we visited both in one afternoon.

Thank shoyley
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the must-see in Sapporo is this place where winter olympics were held. we went there during winter, with heavy snow pouring so you could really see some who are skiing. the view on top is also nice, where you could use those coin operated binoculars and see the entire town. you could also enjoy some nice cold sundae!... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had trouble finding this place from the city and ended up getting a taxi which was reasonably priced. The star of the place has to be the ski jump and can be seen from the bottom, sides and top (by chairlift). It certainly gives you an appreciation of the skill and nerves these athletes have, especially after just watching... More 

1 Thank BOOtsie5
Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Being the site of an old Olympic venue was cool enough, but the views of the surrounding area were spectacular. Being the final place visited on our trip it was amazing to get an overview of all the places we had been in Sapporo. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank MrBrcarls
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Went there during hot August month. Enjoyed the ride up for a beautiful scenic view. The melon ice-cream (in season) was very tasty. I won't say this is a must go, but if you're around the area (like the maruyama zoo) it's worth the trip.

1 Thank havockac3
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

If you like history and a good overview, then it's for you. If you have weak knees and does not like climbing up/ down stairs, then please do not attempt...just stay close to the shops...the latest product I've seen is some cakes in a shinkansen gift box.

Thank onsen2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Would highly recommend this visit for just the view alone. We got a discount ticket for the Winter Sports Museum for 900yen because we rode the bus from the train station up. The coupon is located on the bus. Seniors get a discount but the coupon was cheaper.

1 Thank travelingron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous view and a short bus ride from the subway station. The fee for the lift was 500 yen, which was ok. There is a nice and unique souvenir shop and a restaurant! Great view over Sapporo.

Thank Robin V
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The view of Sapporo here is spectacular, and we were lucky enough to catch someone practising ski jumping (on wet grass). It ends at 6pm during summer, so plan well.

Thank Jee K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Enjoyed our time at the ski jump and the observatory. Great views of the city while enjoying some fabulous flavoured ice creams. the views while coming downhill on the chair lift was breathtaking.

1 Thank ajay_israni

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