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

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

SAPPORO

Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Read More

Sapporo
札幌

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 8 months in the Sapporo, 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.

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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 Activities

    Some activities are held in the Sapporo. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Buffet

    Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
    ASOVIEW
    New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
    ASOVIEW
    ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
    ASOVIEW
    Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
    ASOVIEW
    Mercure Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
    ASOVIEW

    Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours

    Movie of Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours


    Chuo Bus(中央バス)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Sightseeing Taxi

    Movie of Sightseeing Taxi


    Sapporo and Hokkaido Concierge Center(札幌&北海道コンシェルジュセンター)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokkaido Alphard Sightseeing Taxi(北海道アルファード観光タクシー)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokkaido Jumbo Taxi(北海道ジャンボタクシー観光)
    Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)
    Takimoto Taxi(滝本タクシー)
    Jalan

    Canoe Tour

    Movie of Canoe Tour


    Amuse Sports(アミューズスポーツ)

    Outdoor Activities

    Movie of Snow Trekking


    Giro21(Giro21)
    North Safari Sapporo(ノースサファリサッポロ)
    Hokkaido Great Adventure(北海道グレートアドベンチャー)
    SAN(SAPPORO ACTIVE NAVIGATION)
    ASOVIEW
    Moimo Club(もいもいくらぶ)
    ASOVIEW
    Blue Tourism Hokkaido(ブルーツーリズム北海道)
    ASOVIEW

    Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding

    Movie of Horse Trekking


    Wildmustangs(ワイルドムスタングス)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Pilika Hill Ranch(ピリカの丘牧場)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokusei Ridnig Club(ほくせい乗馬クラブ)
    ASOVIEW

    Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion

    Movie of Japanese Kimono Rental


    FURISODE Furifuri Mode(FURISODE ふりふり・もーど)
    kita Loli Salon(北ロリサロン)
    Jalan
    Mituki Sakura(美月桜)

    Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience

    Movie of Ninja Experience


    Hokkaido Ninja Do(北海道忍者道)
    ASOVIEW
    Shusui Calligraphy Room(秀翠書道教室)
    ASOVIEW
    Sapporo Tea Ceremony Experiencing REN(茶道体験 蓮)

    Pottery Experience and Craft Experience

    Mashika Kobo(マ鹿工房)
    Maruyama Tohbou(円山陶房)
    To studio TADA(陶studioTADA)
    Sapporoyaki Bankeigama(札幌焼 盤渓窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Keifugama(憬楓窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Clay Space Nishioka Tobou(クレイスペース西岡陶房)
    ASOVIEW
    Clay Space Hassamu Tobou(クレイスペース発寒陶房)
    Clay Space Atsubetsu Tobou(クレイスペース厚別陶房)
    Hokko Toubou(北光陶房)
    Jalan
    Sapporo Chokin Studio(札幌彫金工房)
    Kinkousya(金工舎)
    Zuii(ズイ)
    Jalan
    Studio Smith Sapporo Branch(工房スミス札幌店)
    ASOVIEW
    Glass Studio Glow(硝子工房 グロウ)
    Jalan
    Northern Japanese Papper Studio Kamibiyori(北の紙工房 紙びより)
    ASOVIEW
    Handemade Soap School Atlier Mayuco(手作り石けん教室 あとりえMAYUCO)
    ASOVIEW

    Flower Arrangement

    Movie of Flower Arrangement


    Flower Room Atlier un Fleur(花教室アトリエ アンフルール)
    ASOVIEW
    Baby Decoration(べびーでこれーしょん)
    ASOVIEW
    fleurir(fleurir(フルーリール)~花開くとき)
    ASOVIEW
    Lupra atelier de fleurs(Lupra atelier de fleurs)
    ASOVIEW
    Salon de Fleur Shihori(サロン・ド・フルールしほり)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nango Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション南郷店)
    ASOVIEW
    Belle Arome(ハーバリウムサロン ベルアローム)
    ASOVIEW
    PureRea(PureRea)
    ASOVIEW
    Flower Wataboshi(Flower わたぼうし)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Homac Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色ホーマック西岡店)
    ASOVIEW
    Preserved Flower Peony(プリザーブドフラワー・ドライフラワー ピオニー)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション西岡店)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Porcelarts and Herbarium Room toluha(札幌ポーセラーツ&ハーバリウム教室 toluha)
    ASOVIEW
    Blancheur. ef(ブランシュール)
    ASOVIEW
    Studio Hana Ange(工房 花アンジェ)
    ASOVIEW

    Airsoft

    Movie of Airsoft


    ARIAKE BASE UPPERS(アリアケベース)
    ASOVIEW

    Skiing and Cross-country Skiing

    Movie of Sapporo Teine


    Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort(札幌国際スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort(札幌藻岩山スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Bankei Ski Resort(さっぽろばんけいスキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Fu's Snow Area(フッズスノーエリア)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World(国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園スノーワールド)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Jozankei Mikasa Ski Ground(定山渓三笠スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Maeda Forest Park(前田森林公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Nakajima Park(中島公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Moerenuma Park(モエレ沼公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Noshi Park(農試公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Toyohira Ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Premier Hotel Tsubaki Sapporo(プレミアホテル-TSUBAKI-札幌)
      Sapporo International Youth Hostel(札幌国際ユースホステル)
      UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA(UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA)
      HP
      Sapporo Guesthouse Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
      Jalan
      SAKURA34(SAKURA34)
      HP
      Booking
      Pension Setsurin(ペンション 雪輪)
      Booking
      Terrace Toyohira(Terrace Toyohira)
      HP
      Booking
      Sejour Toyohirakoen(セジュール 豊平公園)
      Jalan
      Marutomi Ryokan(丸富旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hotel SULATA Sapporo(ホテルSULATA札幌)
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      A page of Sapporo is here

      Sapporo

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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