Sapporo TV Tower is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and was built in 1957. This broadcast tower stands proud at a height of 147.2m at the eastern end of Odori Park, right in the heart of the city.
Come rain, snow or sunshine, you can ride the elevator up to the observation deck 90.38m in the air to take in 360-degree panoramic views of the city. If you have a head for heights, be sure to check out the “window of thrills,” where you can lean out over a glass panel that extends from floor to ceiling.
Looking to the west, the sight of the beautiful green boulevard running through the urban landscape with Mt. Okura and Mt. Moiwa visible in the distance will give you a whole new appreciation for the beauty of Sapporo. On a clear day, the view stretches all the way from the Sea of Japan to the edge of the Ishikari Plain.
Sapporo TV Tower is a great bookend to any trip to Sapporo. Head to the observation deck just after arriving in the city and see the lay of the land before embarking on your Sapporo adventure, or make it one of your last stops and reminisce about the places you visited during your stay.
The ideal spot for a photo of the TV Tower itself is 3 Chome in Odori Park, where the subway exit emblazoned with the city’s name combines with this iconic landmark to create one of Sapporo’s most quintessential images.
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Sapporo TV Tower
- Odori-nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
- 5-minute walk from Odori Station on the Namboku and Tozai Lines of the Sapporo Municipal Subway
- Admission fee
- Fees apply