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Buildings Like Miniature Can Be Seen -Sapporo TV Tower-

July 6th, 2017

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.

Sapporo TV Tower from Sosei River
Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park and TV Tower in Sapporo
Sapporo TV Tower and Flowers
Odori Park and TV Tower in Sapporo

The Sapporo TV Tower is roughly divided into 4 areas, Gourmet Area (グルメエリア) on the 1st basement floor and the 2nd basement floor, Entrance Court Area (エントランスコート) on the 1st floor, Ssky Lounge (スカイラウンジ) on the 3rd floor and and Obserbatory Deck (展望台) at 90.38 m at above sea level, and visitors can enjoy panoramic views from the observation deck. Tourists can enjoy souvenirs and dishes at the Gourmet Area, the Entrance Court Area and the Ssky Lounge. By the way, TV Dad often happened to be seen is a mascot for the Sapporo TV Tower, and seems to be popular.

Entrance Area
Odori Park and TV Tower in Sapporo
Souvenir Shop on 3rd Floor
Odori Park and TV Tower in Sapporo
Entrance of Elevator
Sapporo TV Tower
Back Side of Digital Clock
Sapporo TV Tower

There are observation places, a resting place, a souvenir shop and TV Dad Shrine (テレビ父さん神社) at the observation deck and its size is not large. But I was interested in Sapporo Townscape like a miniature from the place with 90 m in height. Because Okurayama Observation Deck (大倉山展望台) was seen closely from the observation deck, the tourists that happened to be there changed their schedule and would visit the Okurayama Observation Deck. That trip sounds good, too.

Look of Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Chuo Ward from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo Station from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Look of Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo Station from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Higashi Ward from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Chuo Bus Terminal and Shiki Theatre Company from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Higashi Ward and Sosei River from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Toyohira Ward from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Sosei River from Top
Sapporo TV Tower
2jo Market from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Shiroishi Ward from Observation Deck
Sapporo TV Tower
Souvenir of TV Dad
Sapporo TV Tower
TV Dad Shrine
Sapporo TV Tower
Souvenir Medal of Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo TV Tower
Souvenir Shop
Sapporo TV Tower
Wonderful View
Sapporo TV Tower

Atmosphere of Sapporo TV Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo TV Tower

Admission fee to observatory deck Adult: JPY 720. High school student: JPY 600. Junior High school student: JPY 400. Elementary school student: JPY 300. Infant: JPY 100.
Parking lot Pay parking is provided
Business hour 09:00-21:30 *It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-11-241-1131
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 523 036*51

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sapporo.

Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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