Sapporo Olympic Museum

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Sapporo Olympic Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,810 contributions
A small museum by the ski jump
Oct 2019
A museum dedicated to the 1972 winter olympics that took place in Sapporo. A short trip, but a bit of fun.
Written October 4, 2019
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Alison S
Hertfordshire, UK163 contributions
Great Olympic Memorabilia
Sep 2019
Museum is set over two floors at the bottom of Okurayama Ski Jump. Good information on past Olympics with lots of memorabilia. On the lower level there are a lot of hands on activities which are great for both adults and kids. There is a shuttle bus that goes from Maruyama Koen Station to the zoo and then ski jump.
Written September 26, 2019
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Teniscub
6 contributions
Great addition to a Sapporo trip!
Feb 2019 • Friends
Went here in February, when it was extremely cold and snowy. As it is the site of the Sapporo Olympics it did let you have an idea of what it would have been like for the athletes! It is cold and very very snowy up here.

The museum is next to the ski jump which you can also go up via a very steep and fun cable car ride. Exciting ride in the snow and cold! You can enter the museum/ski lift viewing platform for only ¥1000 which is an absolute bargain for what is here.

The museum has managed to get their hands on medals from all the previous winter Olympics which is really amazing. I myself love Olympic history and there is lots to see. They have some extremely old type of winter sport equipment to see which is incredible to imagine how strong one must have been using the wooden skis. They have some great interactive exhibits and simulations. You can race your friends cross-country skiing or join them in a bobsleigh team. They have good videos and historical information about the winter Olympic movement and Sapporo Olympics individually.

The journey here from Sapporo station is a little bit of a trip, metro out to Maruyama Park then wait for a bus (around 2 per hour) to take you to the bottom of the hill (about 10-15 mins) and then another 10-15 walk up the hill to the museum and ski jump. It's worth it!

Overall, a really nice excursion out of central Sapporo into the beautiful snowy mountains in winter.
Written February 12, 2019
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scottofhawaii
Honolulu, HI7,139 contributions
I gave this review a lot of thought...
Feb 2019 • Solo
...and still decided to give this it this rating. Believe me, I’m a huge fan of the Olympics and so looked forward to this visiting this museum. By my choice, it took a bit of effort to get there as well as I walked from the subway station. I only went into the museum as it was a cold, overcast day and didn’t think there would be a good view if I went up the ski lift. The museum itself was a bit of a disappointment, primarily because of the lack of English descriptions. Now I know this is Japan and everything should be in Japanese, but it would have been nice to learn a little about the events, various sports, and athletes then just being able to read a few titles on the pictures and displays. This museum promotes itself through the tourist centers and brochures in English, so I would think there would be more in the way of It. Also, it is a member of the International Association of Olympic Museums, and one might expect it to feel more of a commitment to inform their international guests. Now reading some of the reviews here on TripAdvisor after the fact, there seems to be some kind of English descriptions either on paper given out at the ticket desk or located somewhere near the displays. I didn’t see any, and nobody told me there was any. This is the main reason I’m little perturbed. People at the ticket counter should’ve made me aware of it if it does exist. Anyway, the displays are nice looking, and there are some interactive machines and games that let you get a feel for some of the sports - nice thing for kids and young people. Maybe I’m just a little cranky because I’m kinda of old and was alone and not really able to have any fun.
Written February 8, 2019
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My Life My Odyssey
Hong Kong, China121 contributions
Brief but interesting
Jan 2019 • Solo
I decided to walk here from Sapporo Station on a snowy day, its 1.5 hours. In hindisight i would suggest you take a taxi!

The museum is ¥600 entry and from its location commands a great view of Sapporo. It is also located next to Okurayama ski jump.

The museum itself spans 3 floors. Small restaurant on the 3rd ( hot dogs, ice cream, snacks) with exhibits on the 2nd and 1st. The displays are mostly in Japanese, there are placards in English scattered around though and you dont really need English signs to know what you are looking at. There is a good collection of historic ski equipment, memorabilia ( ski’s, skates, ski suits etc) from various Olympic games and athletes as well as gold medals from each of the winter games which was interesting. There is also a cinema with a brief 15 minute video on the games but perhaps more interestingly for those with kids ( and who are themselves big kids) there are a number of interactive exhibits which allow you to experience ski jump, speed skating, bobsleigh and others.

You probably require no more than 1 hour here but if you are fond of the Winter games or have kids its worth a side trip
Written January 11, 2019
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janneman55
Antwerp, Belgium244 contributions
How to become a champion
Oct 2018 • Couples
It takes half an hour from the centre of Sapporo to reach the “Schanze” and the museum. For a mere 1000 Yen you go up the ropeway, to the astonishing view from the top of the ski jump stadium, not only looking down the frightening path these ski jumpers go down, but a view on Sapporo’s ever further developing urban area, with the dome in the background. The museum is interesting, and the simulators are real fun to do. These more than justify the entrance fee, which is ridiculously low compared to European attractions. When in Sapporo, you shouldn’t miss this one
Written October 15, 2018
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nihongo888
Marysville, WA142 contributions
An amazing view from the 1972 Winter Olympic Games
Sep 2017 • Couples
I love the Olympics and to have the opportunity to visit an Olympic Venue and the world famous Sapporo Ski Jump was amazing.
It was great that our excursion on our cruise provided us with the chance to take the chairlift to the top of the ski jump.
The view was absolutely stunning. They take great care of this venue and to this day this is still operational for yearly competitions.
Written October 4, 2017
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BOOtsie5
Paraparaumu, New Zealand381 contributions
Great fun
Jul 2016 • Couples
We had great fun in this place, the exhibits are interestingly displayed and there are lots of interactive exhibits to take part in too, no matter what your age. The staff are helpful and friendly. The views from the top of the chair lift are spectacular too - get a combined ticket to see both. A great half day out.
Written September 14, 2016
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travelingron
Honolulu, HI58 contributions
Great Views from the Top
Jul 2016 • Family
We used a 900yen coupon for both the lift and museum that we got on the bus from the train station. We got an ice cream cone at the top which helped us cool off from the humidity. The ski-lift ride up was relaxing and enjoyable.
Written August 4, 2016
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Anna D
3 contributions
Great fun
May 2016 • Solo
Very hard to find. Thanks to locals I found my way. Worth it though. Get the combo lift ticket / museum. Go to the third floor outside to get tickets. Do the lift then go to the second floor and do museum. I didn't realize til after I left the restaurant specialized in lamb. Wish I would've done that.
Written May 26, 2016
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