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Full of Events and Green Plants -Odori Park in Sapporo-

April 16th, 2016

Neighborhood of Odori Park

Odori Park (大通公園) is located in the very center of Sapporo city and is located between Sapporo station and Susukino. There are offices and commercial facilities around the Odori Park, but the Odori Park has rich plants and is a comfortable place. The Odori Park stretches 1.5 km from east to west, and there is Sapporo TV Tower (テレビ塔) on the easternmost tip of the Odori Park and is Sapporo Shiryokan (札幌市資料館 * Former Sapporo Court of Appeals) on the westernmost tip of the Odori Park. grilled corns with seasoned soy sauce or boiled corns are sold at wagon sales in a summer. Please eat the local speciality foods.

Flowers of Lilac
Odori Park in Sapporo
Flowerbed of Odori Park
Odori Park in Sapporo
Fountain and Odori Park
Odori Park in Sapporo
Seionhi Monument and Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park in Sapporo
Black Slide Mantra and Children's Play Area
Odori Park in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Pay parking is provided
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-11-251-0438
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 492 816*64

Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo TV Tower (札幌テレビ塔) is a tower for broadcasting in the east end of Odori Park in Sapporo and its height is 147.2 m. It was built for TV waves of NHK (日本放送協会) adjacent to the Sapporo TV Tower in 1956 and has been known as a landmark of Sapporo and one of famous school trip spots. It becomes more popular a night view spot as well as a daytime view spot because Sapporo has been chosen Top 3 Night Views in Japan with Nagasaki (長崎) and Kobe (神戸). By the way, a bungee jumping commemorated 60 the anniversary is held. Participants can junp from a place at 30 m above sea level. An only observation deck is chraged. Article is here

Odori Park from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower

Atmosphere of Sapporo TV Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo Shiryokan (Former Sapporo Court of Appeals)

Sapporo Shiryokan (札幌市資料館) is a former court house in the west end of Odori Park and is a stone house built in 1926. It has designed as a registered tangible cultural property. Tourists can enter the building freely and can see a former criminal court, too. In addition, there is a garden in front of the building and is very beauty, and it is a relaxed and quiet place.

Sapporo Shiryokan
Odori Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage Can Be Seen
Odori Park in Sapporo
Sapporo TV Towers Can Be Seen from Far Distance
Odori Park in Sapporo
Rose Flowers
Odori Park in Sapporo
Entrance
Odori Park in Sapporo
Corridor
Odori Park in Sapporo
Former Criminal Court
Odori Park in Sapporo
Former Criminal Court
Odori Park in Sapporo
Former Criminal Court
Odori Park in Sapporo
Entrance of Gallery
Odori Park in Sapporo
Gallery
Odori Park in Sapporo
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Pay parking is provided
Business hour 09:00-19:30
Regular closing day Monday and Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-11-251-0731
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 490 688*86

Events

Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり) and Yosakoi Soran Festival (よさこいソーラン祭) are representative events in Sapporo in a summer and a winter. In addition, a beer garden that 4 major beer companies in Japan gather in the Odori Park is held and is a common feature in a summer of Sapporo. Lilac Festival (ライラック祭り), Autumn Festival (オータムフェスティバル), German Christmas Market (ュンヘンクリスマス市) and Sapporo White Illumination (ホワイトイルミネーション) are held, too.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Snow Festival (雪まつり) is a festival using snow including snow sculptures and a snowball fight, and the Snow Festival is held in various areas of Hokkaido. Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり) is the biggest snow festival event in Hokkaido and began in 1950. A duration of the exhibition is only about one week, but more than 2.3 million people visit here. A main site is Odori site (大通公園), and other sites are Tsudome site (つどーむ会場) and Susukino site (すすきの会場). Article is here

Large Snow Sculpture, Attack on Titan
Sapporo Snow Festival

Atmosphere of Sapporo Snow Festvial 2016 Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo Snow Festival in 2016

Yosakoi Soran Festival

Yosakoi Soran Festival (よさこいソーラン祭) is a dance event that is mixed "Clapper Noisemaker of Yosakoi Festival in Kochi (高知のよさこい祭の鳴子)" with "Soran Bushi (ソーラン節 * Folk Tune Interjected as the Refrain of Soran) is familiar with Hokkaido people". This event is carried out during 5 days in early June, and hot fights are wide to watch spectacles in 20 venues around Odori Park in Sapporo city. About 2 million visitors visit Sapporo to watch a fierce battle. Article is here

Jumping
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Yosakoi Soran Festival
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival

Sapporo Lilac Festival

Sapporo Lilac Festival (ライラック祭) is held from mid May to late May at Odori Park. Lilac was ever said to be a tree of Sapporo and seems to be the familiar tree for Sapporo citizen. About 800 lilac trees are planted at the Odori Park and are in full bloom in mid May. Tourists can enjoy eating and drinking. Ramen Show (ラーメンショー) is held at the same time, too.

Sapporo Lilac Festival
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Sapporo TV Tower and Lilac blossoms
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Seionhi Monument
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Lilac blossoms
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Lilac blossoms
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Odori Park
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Lilac blossoms
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Food Court
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Resting Place
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Wine Garden
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Ramen Show
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Lilac Blossoms and Playground
Lilac Festival in Sapporo
Lilac Blossoms
Lilac Festival in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Lilac Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Lilac Festival

Sapporo Odori Beer Garden

Sapporo Odori Beer Garden (さっぽろ大通ビアガーデン) is a summer event held from mid July to mid August and is started in 1959. 4 major beer companies (Kirin Beer, Asahi Beer, Suntry and Sapporo Beer) gather in Odori Park and each beer companies set up beer garden venues and sell their beers and dishes. The total number of seats seems to have 13,000 seats, too, and the Sapporo Odori Beer Garden is the largest beer garden in Japan.

Suntory Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Look of Suntory Venue
Berr Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Look of Suntory Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Asahi Beer Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Look of Asahi Beer Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Beer Shop
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Kirin Beer Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Look of Kirin Beer Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Beer Shop
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Beer !
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Sapporo Beer Venue
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Dish Shop
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Black Beer !
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Event Is Held, Too !
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo
Bingo Game
Beer Garden, Odori Park in Sapporo

German Christmas Market and Sapporo White Illumination

German Christmas Market (ミュンヘンクリスマス市) and Sapporo White Illumination (ホワイトイルミネーション) are held from late November to late December. Those are different events, but tourists can enjoy two events at the same time because those are held at about the same time. The Sapporo White Illumination are in particular popular and tourists can look at a beautiful night scenery. Crystal River and Spark Fountain are great.

German Christmas Market
Odori Park in Sapporo
German Christmas Market
Odori Park in Sapporo
Illuminated Objects around Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park in Sapporo
Illuminated Objects around Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park in Sapporo
German Christmas Market
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Illuminated Object
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Illuminated Objects
Odori Park in Sapporo
Stalls
Odori Park in Sapporo
Resting Place
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain and Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Spark Fountain
Odori Park in Sapporo
Illuminated Object of Snow Crystal
Odori Park in Sapporo
Crystal River Observatory Deck
Odori Park in Sapporo
Many People Make Queue at Crystal River Observatory Deck
Odori Park in Sapporo
Crystal River
Odori Park in Sapporo
Crystal River
Odori Park in Sapporo
Crystal River
Odori Park in Sapporo
Crystal River
Odori Park in Sapporo

Atmosphere of German Christmas Market and Sapporo White Illumination Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of German Christmas Market and Sapporo White Illumination

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sapporo.

Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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