Sapporo Winter Sports Museum

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum information

Sapporo , Japan
1274 Miyano-mori Chūō-ku
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admission ¥600
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Housed in the ski-jump stadium built for the Sapporo Olympics west of the central city, this highly amusing museum includes a computerised ski-jump simulator that allows you to try your skills without potentially breaking every bone in your body. Even if you do land a few virtual jumps, a chairlift ride to the launch point of the actual ski jump used in the 1972 games should serve as a quick reality check. To reach the museum, take the Tozai subway line to Maruyama (円山), and then take exit 2 for the Maruyama bus terminal. Next, take bus 14 to Ōkurayama-kyōgijō-iriguchi (大倉山競技場入り口; ¥200, 15 minutes); from here, it's a 10-minute walk uphill to the stadium.