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[Sapporo TV Tower] Night View and Daytime View Can Be Enjoye at Iron Tower, Odori Park

July 6th, 2017

Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo TV Tower (札幌テレビ塔) is a tower for broadcasting in the east end of Odori Park, Sapporo city, and was built for TV waves of NHK (日本放送協会) adjacent to the Sapporo TV Tower in 1956. Mr. Tachu Naito (内藤多仲) that designed Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) and Nagoya TV Tower designed the tower. Its height is 147.2 m, and it is well-known as the 2nd highest building in Hokkaido after JR Tower. The tower has been famous as a symbol of the Sapporo since a long time ago, and is one of famous school trip spots. About 360,000 tourists come.

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 has been chosen as one of Top 3 New Night Views in Japan (日本新三大夜景) together with Nagasaki city (長崎) and Kobe city (神戸) since 2015. The tower is popular as a night view spot as well as a daytime view spot. Recentely, a bungee jumping commemorated 60 the anniversary is held. Participants can jump from a place at about 30 m above sea level. By the way, an unofficial costumed mascot "TV Dad" is popular, and it becomes more popular than an official costumed mascot "Tawakky". I think the TV Dad certainly draws media attention, too. * The TV Dad (TV Tosan in Japanese) is wordplay, and the Sapporo TV Tower is pronounced "Terebito" in the Japanese, and Terebi is TV in English and the Tosan make a pun on a word "to". The Tosan means "Father" in the English.

Odori Park Night View from Sapporo TV Tower
Odori Park and TV Tower in Sapporo

Movie of Bungee Jumping

TV Dad
Odori Park and TV Tower in Sapporo

Odori Park

Odori Park (大通公園) is in the very center of Sapporo city, and is located between Sapporo Station and Susukino. Offices and commercial facilities are built around the park, and it is just at very center of the big city. But 92 types 4,700 trees such as lilac, Japanese elm and cherry tree are planted, and fountains and flower beds are built, so the park is well-known as a place of relief for Sapporo citizens as well as tourists. The park has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Roads in Japan (日本の道100選), Japanese City Park Best 100 (日本の都市公園100選), The 100 Best Townscapes (都市景観100選) and Japan's Top 100 Historical Parks (日本の歴史公園100選), so it is one of the most famous parks in Japan. Article is here

Odori Park
Odori Park in 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. Article is here


Look of Sapporo TV Tower

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 Floor (展望台フロア). Ramen restaurants, Izakaya and a cafe are at the Gourmet Area, and visitors can enjoy eating and drinking. Snow Brand Parlor and a souvenir shop are at the Entrance Court Area, and the visitors can savor sweets and buy souvenirs. A restaurant, a souvenir shop, a game room and an entrance of an elevator to the obserbatory deck are at the Ssky Lounge at about 23 m above sea level. The Obserbatory Deck Floor is built at 90 m at above sea level, and the visitors can enjoy panoramic views. Only the observation deck floor is chraged. An electronic ticket of ASOVIEW applies a discount, and Web discount ticket is sold, too.

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

It takes a minute from the Ssky Lounge to the Obserbatory Deck Floor by the elevator. Admission is JPY 720. There are observation places, a resting place, a souvenir shop and TV Dad Shrine (テレビ父さん神社) at the Obserbatory Deck Floor, and the space is not large. But I was interested in sapporo townscape like a miniature at a hight place at 90 m above sea level. Because Okurayama Observation Deck (大倉山展望台) was seen closely from here, the tourists that happened to be here changed their schedule, and would visit the Okurayama Observation Deck. That trip sounds good, too. By the way, this floor can be rented for 30 minutes in the evening. It is suitable for productions of a proposal or memorial days.

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

List of Accommodations

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


Odori Park

Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
Hotel Vista Sapporo Odori(ホテルビスタ札幌大通)
Richmond Hotel Sapporo Odori(リッチモンドホテル札幌大通)
Hotel WBF Sapporo Odori(ホテルWBF札幌大通)
Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen(ベストウェスタン札幌大通公園)
Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori(東急ステイ札幌大通)
La'gent Stay Sapporo Odori Hokkaido(ラ・ジェント・ステイ札幌大通)
APA Hotel Sapporo Odori-koen(アパホテル 札幌大通公園)
Nest Hotel Sapporo Odori(ネストホテル札幌大通)
Hotel Okura Sapporo(ホテルオークラ札幌)
Sapporo Grand Hotel(札幌グランドホテル)
Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo(ホテルリソルトリニティ札幌)
New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
Hotel Hokke Club Sapporo(ホテル法華クラブ札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo(アパホテル 札幌)
Hotel Tokeidai(ホテル時計台)
Sapporo Prince Hotel(札幌プリンスホテル)
APA Hotel TKP Sapporo Ekimae(アパホテル TKP札幌駅前)
Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
Hotel Sapporo Garden Palace(ホテル札幌ガーデンパレス)
Richmond Hotel Sapporo Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル札幌駅前)
Hotel Pearl City Sapporo(ホテルパールシティ札幌)
Asano Hotel(あさ野ホテル)
Hotel Sunroute New Sapporo(ホテルサンルートニュー札幌)
Tokyu Stay Sapporo(東急ステイ札幌)
Century Royal Hotel Sapporo(センチュリーロイヤルホテル)
UNIZO Inn Sapporo(ユニゾイン札幌)
Sapporo Classe Hotel(札幌クラッセホテル)
Sapporo Sumire Hotel(札幌すみれホテル)
Hotel Gracery Sapporo(ホテルグレイスリー札幌)
Hotel Hashimoto(ホテルハシモト)
Grids Sapporo Hotel&Hostel(GRIDS札幌)
Hotel Clubby Sapporo(ホテルクラビーサッポロ)
Royton Sapporo Hotel(ロイトン札幌)
Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Kitayojo(ホテルルートイン札幌北四条)
Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo(ホテルモントレエーデルホフ札幌)
Hotel Raffinato Sapporo(ホテルラフィナート札幌)
Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae(ネストホテル札幌駅前)
JR Inn Sapporo(JRイン札幌)
Dormy Inn Premium Sapporo(ドーミーインPREMIUM札幌)
Hotel Leopalace Sapporo(ホテルレオパレス札幌)
Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex(狸の湯 ドーミーイン札幌ANNEX)
Guest House On My Way(ゲストハウス道中)
Hotel Bougainvillea Sapporo(ホテルブーゲンビリア札幌)
Nakatono Hotel(中殿ホテル)
Guest House Yuyu(札幌ゲストハウス 雪結)
Hotel Hamilton Sapporo(ホテル ハミルトン札幌)
Hotel Tetora Spirit Sapporo(ホテルテトラ スピリット札幌)
Nakamuraya Ryokan(中村屋旅館)
ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo(ANAクラウンプラザホテル札幌)
Villetta Odori(ヴィレッタ大通)


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)
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)
Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South(レッドプラネット札幌すすきの南)
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)
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Crossroads(東横イン札幌すすきの交差点)
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Minami(東横イン札幌すすきの南)
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)
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)
Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビススタイルズ札幌)
Sapporo Park Hotel(札幌パークホテル)
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)
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)
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)
Sapporo Guest House Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
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)
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)

A page of Sapporo is here




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