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Former Hokkaido Government Office Building

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6 Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0003, Hokkaido
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All reviews red brick building beautiful building old building ducks swimming inside the building sapporo station european style free entry nice pictures photo taking interesting history worth a visit odori park walking distance beautiful flowers souvenir shop food stalls
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building looks beautiful, and is well preserved both outside and inside. The place is used mainly as a museum for Hokkaidō history. There does not however appear to be a main theme for the exhibits, and it is especially difficult for non-Japanese visitors to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the city, easily can reached. Have a park outside the building. Visit on April, the building under construction but still can visit inside. Information mainly is Japanese language. There have a small shop inside the building.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Went to visit the old givernment building. The US style of red bricks looks so nice. People can go in & see some arts. They also have a souvenir shop second floor.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tet M
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I wouldn’t say it is a MUST do whilst you’re in Hokkaido, unless you’re really into history and what not. It’s a good place if you just want to stroll around as there’s park nearby. You’re able to go into the building, to the upper...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Not sure this should be high on your priority list. The doorway was covered with sheeting. Not sure if this was for the cold weather or if building is closed. The grounds are snow covered and huge mounds of snow are everywhere. I am sure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

You are only able to get into the grounds at present as the doorway is closed for visitors. I do not know when they will be letting people around. There are explanatory signs around in the garden about the building . At present the gardens...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank goldsb
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Was happy we stopped here. There were staff on the ground volunteering to take our photos. They were offering free mailing services too with free postcards. There was a hot milk bar beside it. We went inside the building to find a museum. Though most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jen C
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Disappointing, attractive historical building with great Japanese Hokkaido significance . However most of the exhibits are in Japanese. Still Free attraction . Quick 40 mins out of the cold !

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

A must to visit as this building located by walking distance from Sapporo Station. The place is beautiful and worth to visit and for instagram!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Glorious old dame... am sure it is the great pride of Japan. Unfortunately for non-Japanese visitors, it's tough to truly soak into the history and appreciate it fully. Most texts in Japanese, so makes it hard for us to understand many things... Still worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 20, 2019|
Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
The office building is interesting. though not spectacular. Sapporo has a famous winter festival, which is very popular. Sapporo is really a winter city, it has lots of things to do.
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Q8199GHandrewr | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere from an hour to many hours. Great place to sit and contemplate and loads of great photo opportunities
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February 19, 2018|
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Response from ShinY51 | Reviewed this property |
The building itself is not really wheelchair friendly. It is an old building with staircases. A short stroll at the garden would be good though.