Sapporo TV Tower
There's no way you'll miss this 147m-high Eiffel Tower–shaped affair at the eastern end of Ōdōri kōen, which stands alongside Tokyo...
Sapporo Clock Tower
No Japanese tourist can leave Sapporo without snapping a photo of the city's signature landmark, the clock tower. Built in 1878, the...
Old Hokkaidō Government Office Building
Known by all as Akarenga (red bricks), this magnificent neo-baroque building was constructed of bricks in 1888 and is surrounded by...
It's usually packed, even on weekdays, with a mix of foreign and local clientele. Every drink on the menu here is ¥500, hence the name...
Buy a bowl of rice and select your own sashimi toppings, gawk at the fresh delicacies or sit down at a shop in Ni-jō, one of Hokkaidō's...
Ōdōri Kōen information
Lonely Planet review
Ōdōri Kōen is the long block-wide park that splits Sapporo into its north-south grid. Fully 13 blocks (1.5km) long, with the TV Tower at its eastern end, the park plays host to the city's major events and festivals. Beautifully manicured flower gardens match the green lawns, overhanging trees and the plentiful artwork, fountains, statues and benches to relax on. A true haven in the heart of the city. The park is a 10-minute walk south from JR Sapporo Station along Ekimae-dōri.