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[Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo] Statue of Dr. Clark and Typical Scenery of Hokkaido Can Be Enjoyed at Lookout

June 17th, 2017

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill (羊ヶ丘展望台) is a lookout on a small hill in Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and has opened a business since 1959. The distance is away from the downtown of the Sapporo. As its name suggests (羊 means sheep in English), sheep are released in the pasture lands. Here is famous for a statue of Dr. Clark (クラーク博士の立像) that is familiar words "Boys be ambitious!" and looking over Sapporo Dome, and is surrounded by pasture lands, so visitors can feel comfortable. Admission fee is JPY 520. A parking lot is free of charge.

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Sheep on Hill
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

Cross-country skiing, snow tubing and miniature snowman can be experienced for free in a winter from January to March. But the admission fee is charged.

Statue of Dr. Clark in Winter
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Snow Tubing
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

Movie of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Winter

Look of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

The Statue of Dr. Clark, Monument for Yujiro Ishihara and His Song (恋の町札幌歌謡費), Clark's Departure Bell (旅立ちの鐘), Sheep Hut (羊の家), Clark's Chapel (クラークチャペル), Sapporo Snow Festival Museum (さっぽろ雪まつり資料館), Sapporo Blanc Birch Chapel (札幌ブランバーチ・チャペル), Hitsujigaoka Rest House (羊ヶ丘レストハウス) and Austrian Pavillion (オーストリア館) are built at the site. I visited here in an early summer.

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Monument for Yujiro Ishihara and His Song
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Clark's Departure Bell
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Sheep Hut
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Sheep
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Clark's Chapel and Sapporo Snow Festival Museum
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Sapporo Blanc Birch Chapel
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Hitsujigaoka Rest House and Austrian Pavillion
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

Speaking of the Statue of the Dr. Clark, Hokkaido University and Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill are famous. Originally, the Statue of Dr. Clark was built only in the Hokkaido University. But it was too much popular with tourists, so its popularity obstructed school management. In order to solve this problem, the Statue of the Dr. Clark has been built since 1976 here. It is a work made by Mr. Tando Saka (坂坦道). The work name is "Dr. Clark on Hill (丘の上のクラーク)". Although the Dr. Clark stayed only for 9 months in Hokkaido, I think it is great that he got good results, and was made the statue for his good results.

Visitors Gather to Statue of Dr. Clark
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

The Statue of the Dr. Clark is well-known for pointing to something with one finger. The pointing with one finger is not Nishioka (西岡) or a goal. It is the everlasting truth. It sounds difficult to me... By the way, Dr. Clark pose is standard when the visitors take a photo with the Statue of Dr. Clark.

Vistors Take Photos in Dr. Clark Pose
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Sapporo Dome and Pasture Land
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Statue of Dr. Clark from Another Angle
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Around Statue of Dr. Clark
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Around Statue of Dr. Clark
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Sapporo Dome and Pasture Land
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

A restraunt at 3 story building is famous for a Mongolian mutton barbecue. A playroom is on the 3rd floor. The Austrian Pavillion is 2 story building, and Hitsujigaoka Soft Serve Ice Cream Shop (羊ヶ丘ソフト), a souvenir shop and Sapporo Hitsujido (札幌ひつじ堂) are at the building. The visitors can savor sweets. Funny photo studio at the souvenir shop is the birthplace of a print club photo booth picture.

Restraunt
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Soft Serve Ice Cream Shop
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Souvenir Shop
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

At the Sapporo Snow Festival Museum, documents and successive miniature snow sculpture models are displayed.

Look of Sapporo Snow Festival Museum
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Look of Sapporo Snow Festival Museum
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

A courtyard covered with grass is at the back side of the Hitsujigaoka Rest House. In a summer, Lavender can be enjoyed, too.

Courtyard
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Lavender
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

The Sapporo Blanc Birch Chapel is a building for a wedding ceremony, but only the 3rd floor is open to the tourists, and the Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill can be viewed.

Front Garden of Sapporo Blanc Birch Chapel
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo
Newly‐married Couple
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

Admission fee Adult: JPY 520. Child: JPY 300.
Parking lot Free parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours 08:30-19:00 * It changes depending on seasons
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-11-851-3080
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 287 564*72

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations near Susukino. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Sapporo Park Hotel(札幌パークホテル)
Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo(プレミアホテル 中島公園 札幌)
Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビス スタイルズ 札幌)
B4 Apartment in Sapporo(B4 アパートメント イン 札幌)
Jalan
Rakuten
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekinishi(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅西)
ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Susukino(ホテルマイステイズ札幌すすきの)
the b sapporo susukino(ザ・ビー 札幌すすきの)
Tmark City Hotel Sapporo(Tマーク シティ ホテル 札幌)
HOTEL RELIEF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルリリーフ札幌すすきの)
Hotel Nets Sapporo(ホテルネッツ札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekiminami(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅南)
Mercure Hotel Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekimae(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅前)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino(アパホテル 札幌すすきの)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Sapporo(天然温泉プレミアホテル -CABIN- 札幌)
Spa Hotel SOLE Susukino(SPA HOTEL ソーレ すすきの)
Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Chuo(ホテルルートイン 札幌中央)
Marks Inn Sapporo(マークスイン札幌)
The Stay Sapporo(The Stay Sapporo)
Spa Safro(すすきの天然温泉 スパ・サフロ)
Super Hotel Sapporo Susukino(スーパーホテル札幌・すすきの)
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Jalan
Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South(レッドプラネット札幌すすきの南)
Jalan
Hotel WBF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルWBF札幌すすきの)
Comfort Hotel Sapporo Susukino(コンフォートホテル札幌すすきの)
Smile Hotel Premium Sapporo Susukino(スマイルホテルプレミアム札幌すすきの)
Hotel Sho SAPPORO(ホテル翔SAPPORO)
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TIARA HOTEL SAPPORO SUSUKINO(ティアラホテル札幌すすきの)
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HOTEL RENER SUSUKINO(HOTELリーネルすすきの)
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Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Crossroads(東横イン札幌すすきの交差点)
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Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Minami(東横イン札幌すすきの南)
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BIZCOURT CABIN SUSUKINO(BIZCOURT CABINすすきの)
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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino(ダイワロイネットホテル札幌すすきの)
Comics and Capsule Hotel Comicap Sapporo Susukino(Comics&CapsuleHotelコミカプ札幌すすきの店)
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Sapporo Tobu Hotel(札幌東武ホテル)
HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo(ホテルリブマックス札幌)
JASMAC PLAZA HOTEL(ジャスマックプラザホテル)
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel(札幌東急REIホテル)
Hotel North City(ホテルノースシティ)
Weekly Sapporo 2000 & Annex(ウィークリーさっぽろ2000&アネックス)
SappoLodge(ゲストハウス SappoLodge)
Capsule Inn Sapporo (Male Only)(カプセル・イン札幌)
Business Hotel Line(ビジネスホテルライン)
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Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビススタイルズ札幌)
Hotel Annex(ホテルアネックス)
Hotel Ronshan Sapporo(ホテル ロンシャンサッポロ)
Hotel New Budget Sapporo(ホテルニューバジェット札幌)
Hotel Royal Stay Sapporo(ホテル ローヤルステイ・サッポロ)
Frame Hotel Sapporo(フレイムホテル札幌)
Swanky Hotel Otomo(スワンキーホテル・オートモ)
Sapporo Daiichi Hotel(札幌第一ホテル)
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Quintessa Hotel Sapporo(クインテッサホテル札幌)
Hotel Resol Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルリソル札幌 中島公園)
HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park(ホテルマイステイズプレミア札幌パーク)
Hotel Porte(HOTEL PORTE)
HP
Hotel Shinto(ホテル新東)
Karaksa Hotel Sapporo(からくさホテル札幌)
Social Hostel 365(Social Hostel 365)
Time Peace Apartment(タイムピースアパートメント)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Kuranoya Sapporo(倉のや 札幌)
HP
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Jalan
Sapporo Guest House Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
Jalan
The Stay Sapporo Nagomi(THE STAY SAPPORO 和ーNAGOMIー)
Sapporo Inn Nada(サッポロイン NADA)
Igloo Dorm & Breakfast(IGLOO Dorm&Breakfast)
Ten to Ten Nakajima-Koen(Ten to Ten HOKKAIDO Hostel & Kitchen)
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu(札幌エクセルホテル東急)
Hotel Lifort Sapporo(ホテルライフォート札幌)
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park(ベッセルイン札幌中島公園)
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Hotel Vista Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルビスタ札幌 中島公園)
City Cabin by Nikoh Refre (Male Only)(ニコーカプセルホテル リフレ)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Nakajima Park(ホテルマイステイズ札幌中島公園)
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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