- July 10th, 2017
[JR Tower Observation Deck T38 in Sapporo] Panoramic View of Sapporo from Tallest Building in Hokkaido
- JR Tower
- JR Tower Observation Deck T38
- List of Activities
- Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours
- Sightseeing Taxi
- Canoe Tour
- Outdoor Activities
- Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding
- Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion
- Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience
- Pottery Experience and Craft Experience
- Flower Arrangement
- Skiing and Cross-country Skiing
- List of Accommodations
JR Tower (JRタワー) is a commercial complex in Chuo ward, Sapporo city. Sapporo Station (札幌駅) is united with shopping facilities and office facilities, and it is one of the largest shopping centres in Hokkaido. APIA, PASEO, ESTA, Sapporo Stellar Place, Daimaru (大丸), Pharmarise Medical Mall (ファーマライズ医療モール札幌), JR Tower Office Plaza Sapporo, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo and JR Tower Observation Deck T38 (JRタワー展望室 タワー・スリーエイト) are at the buildings. The JR Tower has opened a business since 2003, and becomes a new tourist attraction in the Sapporo. After tourists get off a train at the Sapporo Station, it is convenient for when they go those in a moment. Especially, the JR Tower Observation Deck T38 at the top floor of the tallest building in Hokkaido with 173 m in height is very popular because visitors can overlook the downtown of the Sapporo from here built at 160 m above sea level, and about 250,000 tourist visit. In addition, the night views from here has a good reputation, and it is also popular as a date destination.
The JR Tower has Sapporo Cinema Frontier, Sanseido Bookstore (三省堂書店) that is one of the largest bookstores in the Hokkaido, various types of clothing stores, various types of variety stores, about 130 restaurants and sweets shops, Ramen Republic (ラーメン共和国) and Bic Camera. As for the restaurants and sweets shops, French Restaurant MIKUNI SAPPORO (フレンチレストラン ミクニ サッポロ), Nemuro Hanamaru (根室花まる), Milk & Parfait Yotsuba White Cosy (ミルク&パフェ よつ葉ホワイトコージ), Sushizen (すし善), Shiki Hanamaru (四季 花まる), KINOTOYA BAKE, Arinko (ありんこ), Chocolatier Masale (ショコラティエ マサール), Miyagawa Honten (宮川本廛), Ateniyoru (アテニヨル), Restaurant and Bar SKY J, Mujika (六鹿), Pain au Traditonnel (パン・オ・トラディショネル), Okushiba Shoten (奥芝商店) and PAUL are popular in particular. The Sapporo Station is perfect without going out.
Some events are held in South Entrance of the Sapporo Station as well as the buildings. Especially, Sapporo White Illumination in a winter is famous. Passers‐by stop to watch it.
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
JR Tower Observation Deck T38
An entrance of the JR Tower Observation Deck T38 (JRタワー展望室T38) is at the 6th floor of the Sapporo Stellar Place, and a ticket is sold there. The floor like fine, and it looks like a reception desk of the top‐ranking companies in Yaesu or Marunouchi. An architectural model of the JR Tower is set on the floor, and the whole appearance can be seen. Visitors go to the top floor, the 38th floor, after getting on an elevator. Admission fee is JPY 720. There are various discounts, for example, the admission fee takes off half the price in March 8. An electronic ticket of ASOVIEW applies a discount. In addition, the admission is free of charge if a visiting day is your bairthday! But a certificate is required.
An observation deck at the 38th floor is like a corridora gallery, and the visitors can enjoy 360-degree view through windows. Buildings in the directions of Hokkaido University or Odori park can be viwed, or words can be found if the visitors look down through a window, so there is a new discovery. I was interested in the superb views like miniatures from the tallest building in the Hokkaido. T-cafe, T-shop, restrooms with a view, a piano and art works are at the corridora gallery. Light meals are served at the cafe.
A mini concert is held at 20 o'clock on the second and the fourth Friday of every month. Various musicians sound beautiful tones. It can be watched only for the admission fee. Valentine Concert, Mid Summer Concert, Halloween Concert and Christmas Concert are also held. By the way, here is crowded with the visitors on New Year's Eve, New Year's day and fireworks display's days.
I was impressed at the restroom with the superb view. A male can enjoy the superb view while relieving themselves at the restroom for men. A female can not enjoy the view at the restroom for women. But a multipurpose accessible restroom is provided, so it seems to allow the women to use the restroom. It was a gorgeous moment anyway.
Chairs are set along the windows, so the night views can be seen carefully. Drinks are served at the T-cafe, so the visitors can drink a toast while seeing the night views. Please have a romantic time!
|Admission fee||Adult: JPY 720. Child: JPY 500.|
|Parking lot||Toll parking lot is provided|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chuo Ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Sapporo is here
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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