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Check all the highlights of superb view spot "Sapporo TV Tower" in Sapporo city! Overall information of events, souvenirs and coupon info.

Popular sightseeing spot "Sapporo TV Tower" which is also a symbol of Sapporo city. This TV tower is a radio tower located in Odori Koen park whose address is Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido. (As of 2016 it is not used as radio transmission facility.)

Sapporo TV Tower, constructed in 1957 (Showa 32), has 147.2 meters high and the total construction cost was 170 million yen. The tower is designed by Mr. Tachu Naito, who is a famous designer and planed "Tokyo Tower" and "Tsutenkaku" in Osaka as well.

In 1961 Mr. Matsushita Konosuke came up with the idea to build a giant electric clock at the bottom of TV tower's observatory floor, which was later donated by his company, Matsushita Electric Industrial co. ltd (currently Panasonic), hoping "If we put a clock, people would definitely look at it." As Mr. Matsushita expected Sapporo TV Tower became a symbol of Sapporo city and many people look at the clock even now. Furthemore, a lot of tourists visit the TV tower observatory floor for sightseeing and admire the superb view of Sapporo city.

In addition, Sapporo TV Tower is used as scenes of films, such as "Godzilla vs King Ghidorah", "Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla" and "The last love song on this little planet". But it is often badly destroyed. :p

In this edition we would like to show the highlights of "Sapporo TV Tower", a symbol of Sapporo city.


Articles of Sapporo TV Tower -Contents-



1, Basic and useful information of Sapporo TV Tower
2, Facilities and inside of Sapporo TV Tower
3, The whole view of Sapporo city! Superb scenery from Observatory floor of the tower
4, Gourmet information! Restaurants and Cafes
5, Local specialty! Yuru chara (relaxing character) "TV-Tosan (Daddy)"
6, Popular souvenir information of Sapporo TV Tower
7, Sapporo TV Tower seen from outside
8, Popular events in Sapporo TV Tower
9, Coupons and discounts information of Sapporo TV Tower
10, Comments from EnjoyJaoan! Editorial dept.
11, Access to Sapporo TV Tower
12, Recommended information around Sapporo TV Tower


Basic and useful information of Sapporo TV Tower



Basic information



Sapporo TV Tower and blue sky in daytime seen from Odori Park plaza

Name: Sapporo Terebi To
English Name: Sapporo TV Tower
Prefecture: Hokkaido
Area: Central Hokkaido area (Sapporo city)
Postal code: 060-0042
Address: Odori Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido
Tel: 011-241-1131

Closed: Facility checking days and New Year's holidays

【Closed days in 2016-2017】

・April 6 Wednesday, 2016
・November 9 Wednesday, 2016
・January 1 Sunday, 2017

Hours: May vary depending on season (Summer/Winter) and event

【Open hours】

・April 23 (Saturday), 2016~ October 10 (Monday), 2016/9:00~22:00
・October 11 (Tuesday), 2016~March 31 (Friday), 2017/9:30~21:30

Admission fee:

【Observatory floor】

・Adult/750 yen
・High school student (ages 15-18)/600 yen
・Junior high school student/400 yen
・Primary school child/300 yen
・Infant (3 years or older)/100 yen

Official site: http://www.tv-tower.co.jp/

Useful information



10 minutes walking from the nearest station: Possible
Free Wi-Fi: Partly possible ※Only in Observatory floor charged Wi-Fi spot available
Credit card: Unknown
Purpose: Family/Friends/Solo/Date
Foreign language speaking staff: Unknown

※Leaflets in English, Korean, Chinese and Thai available

Smoking/Non-smoking: Unknown
Parking: No * metered parking nearby
Average staying time: 1 hour or more
Other useful information:


2, Facilities and inside Sapporo TV Tower



Sapporo TV Tower and blue sky seen from Odori park plaza in day time

A symbol of Sapporo - "Sapporo TV Tower", where a lot of tourists visit every year. In the tower there are "Observatory floor" from which you can see the entire Sapporo city, restaurants, "souvenir shops" where popular souvenirs are on sale and various events take place.

First of all, let's see the facilities of each floor.

B1F "Tele Basement Gourmet Court"



Guide map of Sapporo TV Tower
Quote: Sapporo TV Tower official site/ttp://www.tv-tower.co.jp/

・Niikuraya/Rice balls bar
・Noodle shop "Kaiko"/Ramen noodles
・Miso ramen Yoshino/Ramen noodles
・Ajino Hokusai/Quick Japanese meal set
・Charcoal Grill Izakaya "Torinosuke"/Bar
・TV-Tosan-yaki (Daddy cake)/Sweets
・Soba "Ooban"/Soba (buckwheet noodles)
・Soba "Ooban Ninomaru"/Soba (buckwheet noodles)
・Miyanomori Coffee/Cafe

1F "Entrance court"



Guide map of Sapporo TV Tower
Quote: Sapporo TV Tower official site/ttp://www.tv-tower.co.jp/

・SAPPORO TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER/Facilities information
・TV Tower official shop/shop
・SHOP TV-Tosan (Daddy)/shop
・Yukijirushi Parlor/Souvenir shop & Cafe

3F "Sky Lounge"



Guide map of Sapporo TV Tower
Quote: Sapporo TV Tower official site/ttp://www.tv-tower.co.jp/

・Ticket counter for observatory floor / reception
・Western meal "New Sanko"/Restaurant
・Photo counter/Service
・Souvenir shop/souvenir shop

TV Tower "Observatory floor"



Observatory floor of TV Tower
Quote: Sapporo TV Tower official site/ttp://www.tv-tower.co.jp/

・Idogata (A well-shaped) monitor/View spot
・Kowaso/Vire spot
・TV-Tosan (Daddy) shrine/View spot
・Sky shop/Souvenir shop

Now, I would like to introduce the highlights of Sapporo TV Tower.


3, The whole view of Sapporo city! Superb scenery from observatory floor of Sapporo TV Tower



First of all, the best known highlight of Sapporo TV Tower is the superb entire view of Sapporo city from the observatory floor. You can see the city to any direction, North, South, East and West. Day time view is superb, night illumination is great, and scenery changes according to season. Every time you visit, you may enjoy different beautiful scenery.

Now, here are photos of views from the observatory floor.

View from the observatory floor/Sapporo city in Spring day time



When you arrive at the floor with elevator, you may see vast view of Sapporo city in front.

【Sapporo city to the West】

West view of Sapporo city from observatory floor

First, please look at Odori park street which is the central area of Sapporo city. In Spring the view of Odori park street is full of greens. Night illumination of west side of the park is very beautiful. So please check it out, too.

【Sapporo city to the North】

North view of Sapporo city from observatory floor

JR Sapporo station is seen on the left end, and next to it is JR Tower. You can walk from Sapporo TV Tower to JR Sapporo station in 10-15 minutes. On the right end, Tsudome, a venue of Sapporo Snow festival which looks like a small UFO disc, can be seen.

【Sapporo city to the East】

East view of Sapporo city from observatory floor

Scenery of Sapporo city toward the East. View of Sapporo city from 90 meters high is very beautiful.

【Sapporo city to the South-East】

South-East view of Sapporo city from observatory floor

Numerous skyscrapers and high apartment buildings are jostling. It's not obvious, but in this direction Hokkaido University can be seen in the front end and Sapporo Dome which is not in the photo.

【Sapporo city to the South-West】

South-West view of Sapporo city from observatory floor

The direction which you see mountains - that's South-West. "Moiwa mountain" is seen on the right end. Actually, if you see Sapporo TV Tower illumination from Moiwa mountain observatory base, it's very beautiful. If you have a chance to visitMoiwa mountain Observatory baseplease check it out.

Night illumination from observatory floor/Sapporo city at night



From observatory floor at night, you can enjoy beautiful night view which is far different from daytime scenery.

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Night view of Western Odori park in Sapporo city. There are a lot of lights from office buildings along Odori park, and night view is colourfully shining.

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Night view of Sapporo city East direction. In the East there are residential areas and lights of buildings and houses are glittering.

As we have seen, this observatory floor shows sceneries in day and night which are completely different.
Please visit on your favorite time during your travel.

Other must-see spot 1! "Kowaso (looks scary)"window





One of entertainments to enjoy the floor, a little bit inclined window named "Kowaso (looks scary)".



Written as "You can lean on the glass! Come closer and look down"

It was a bit scary to lean on the glass, but tried to be brave and lean on the glass....



then found a miniature world from 90m high. Cars looked like toy cars. :)

Other must-see spot 2! "Idogata (a well shape) monitor"



Idogata (a well shape) monitor in observatory floor in TV Tower

There was something which looked like a well, and I stepped on the base and look inside the well.

A view from Idogata (a well shape) monitor in observatory floor in TV Tower

I saw a monitor which shows a waving Sapporo TV Tower.

Other must-see spot 3! "TV-Tosan (Daddy) shrine"



TV-Tosan (Daddy) shrine in observatory floor

And "TV-Tosan (Daddy) shrine" silently standing in observatory facility.。
TV Daddy and Mommy are smiling. There is also fortune teller, so if you feel like, why don't you try it?

Other must-see spot 4! "Limited TV Tower medals"



Memorial medals of Sapporo TV Tower observatory floor

Limited medals of TV Tower were sold. One medal costs 200 yen.

Memorial medal on sale

Besides limited medals, there is a vending machine of memorial medals which can be purchased only in TV Tower.

Other must-see spot 5! Souvenir "Sky shop"



Popular souvenir key holder of

In observatory floor there is souvenir shop called Sky shop. Here you can buy famous souvenirs from Hokkaido or Sapporo and character goods of Sapporo TV Tower such as TV-Tosan.

Reception information of observatory floor, Sapporo TV Tower



Ticket counter for observatory floor of TV Tower

Ticket vending machine for observatory floor of TV Tower

Buy ticket at the counter or in vending machine on the 3rd floor, and enter to the observation area.
This is the reception. Please note that there is no restrooms in the floor.

Elevator for observatory floor of TV Tower

Only those who bought the tickets can take the elevator for observatory floor. The height of observatory floor is 90 meters and it takes only 60 seconds to arrive by elevator.


4, Gourmet information! Restaurants and Cafes



Sapporo TV Tower is not only observatory tower.
But it has restaurants of various gourmet genre.

Western style restaurant "New Sanko" on 3rd floor



Western style restaurant

In Sapporo TV Tower there are many restaurants. On the 3rd floor there is a Western style restaurant "New Sanko". It is located outside of charged area, so you don't have to buy a ticket to go to the restaurant.

Restaurants in "Tele Basement Gourmet Court" on BF1



Restaurants floor on basement of Sapporo TV Tower

There are many restaurants and bars on BF1.

・Niikuraya/Rice balls bar
・Noodle shop "Kaiko"/Ramen noodles
・Miso ramen Yoshino/Ramen noodles
・Ajino Hokusai/Quick Japanese meal set
・Charcoal Grill Izakaya "Torinosuke"/Bar
・TV-Tosan-yaki (Daddy cake)/Sweets
・Soba "Ooban"/Soba (buckwheet noodles)
・Soba "Ooban Ninomaru"/Soba (buckwheet noodles)
・Miyanomori Coffee/Cafe

For details of "Tele Basement Gourmet Court" click here
http://www.tv-tower.co.jp/floor_guide/


5, Local specialty! Yuru-chara (relaxing character) "TV-Tosan (Daddy)"



Next, let's focus on Sapporo TV Tower's non-official character "TV-Tosan" who is loved by visitors.

"TV-Tosan" made his debut in May, 2002.

Poster of

Other Yuru-charas of Sapporo TV Tower

TV-Tosan has a "wife" and "children" and they are said to become citizens of Chuo-ku, Sapporo city recently.

Purikura (photo booth) of

In observatory tower there was Purikura (photo taking booth) machine of TV-Tosan.

Popular souvenir shop of

And in "Nohohon park" on the 3rd floor, many figures of TV-Tosan.
Even dust box was TV-Tosan. :)

Chair in Nohohon park

Chairs in Nohohon park were TV-Tosan, too. :)


6, Popular souvenirs of Sapporo TV Tower



As there were many souvenir shops in Sapporo TV Tower, I would like to introduce some souvenirs which are popular.

Popular person! "TV-Tosan" goods.



TV-Tosan souvenir shop outside of Sapporo TV Tower

There were various shops selling TV-Tosan goods.

Popular souvenir, key holder of

This is must-see for Yuru-chara fans.



Rich and varied popular souvenirs from Hokkaido! "Yukijirushi parlor"



A souvenir&cafe

On the 1st floor there is Yukijirushi parlor. Various souvenirs and "soft ice cream" are on sale. As the soft ice cream is delicious, we highly recommend!

"Souvenir shop" on 3rd floor





In Souvenir shop on the 3rd floor, many standard souvenirs such as Shiroi Koibito of Jaga Pokkuru are on sale.


7, Sapporo TV Tower seen from outside



The highlights of Sapporo TV Tower is not only the view from observatory floor, but also its figure seen from outside as it varies depending on where you see from or which season it is.

Sapporo TV Tower, fountain in Odori park and blue sky in daytime

This is TV Tower seen from the fountain in Odori park.

Sapporo TV Tower and blue sky seen from Odori park plaza in day time

And this is a shot from closer place to TV Tower.

Sapporo TV Tower seen from the bottom

Iron rods of Sapporo TV Tower seen from the bottom

For your information, this is the figure of Sapporo TV Tower seen from the right foot. The 2nd floor's height is almost same as 5th floor of an ordinary building.

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This is Sapporo TV Tower from Winter Odori park. The contrast of white world covered with snow and red light of TV Tower is poetically beautiful.

Illuminated "Sapporo TV Tower" is beautiful at night



Beautiful blight Sapporo TV Tower seen from Odori park at night

Shining illuminated TV Tower.

Sapporo TV Tower and illumination seen from Odori park in Winter

In Winter the beauty of the tower is doubled surrounded by illumination!

Sapporo Snow Festival and Sapporo TV Tower

During Sapporo Snow Festival
Night illumination and ice statues are shining and very impressive.

Sapporo TV Tower seen from JR Tower observatory in JR Sapporo Station

Sapporo TV Tower seen from JR Tower observatory in JR Sapporo station is also beautiful.

Sapporo TV Tower seen from Moiwa mountain at night

In addition, if you see from "Moiwa mountain" which is Sapporo's famous night view spotSapporo TV Tower is remarkable.

As we have seen, seeing Sapporo TV Tower is enjoyable depending on place and season. Please remember it.


8, Sapporo TV Tower popular events information



In Sapporo TV Tower regular events take place.
We would like to introduce selected popular ones among them.

Beer garden in Sapporo TV Tower



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In Summer "Sapporo Classic Beer Garden", which is a famous brand of Hokkaido beer. is carried out on 1st floor of Sapporo TV Tower.

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Hokkaido local specialty, Mongolian mutton barbecue!

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And nothing can be better than cold beer in a hot Summer day!

If you travel to Sapporo in Summer, especially to TV Tower, please check the event's period and enjoy the beer garden。

Winter popular event! White illumination with Christmas trees is on



Sapporo TV Tower Christmas event, White Illumination

Night illumination and Sapporo TV Tower seen from outside

In Winter Sapporo TV Tower Preparation for Christmas starts one month before and Christmas tree and illumination appear to boost the celebratory atmosphere together with illumination.


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As we have seen the illumination and lights of Sapporo TV Tower are really fantastic.


9, Sapporo TV tower coupons and discounts information



If you want to enjoy sightseeing combined with Sapporo TV Tower, there is a good deal ticket.

TV Tower observatory ticket price

Day and night ticket two observations per person! Enjoy Sapporo scenery to your content



If you want to enjoy observatory in day and night, better to buy the following ticket which allows you to go up to the observatory twice.
Usually single visit cost 750 yen, so it's quite good deal.

Advantageous ticket "Sapporo Select"



With this plan you can chose 3 of many sightseeing places that are located within 30 minutes transportation from Sapporo city.

A course…2,300 yen (Adult)
B course…1,350 yen (Adult)

Selling (valid) period: April 1st, 2016~March 31, 2017

"Sapporo city clock tower" and "Sapporo TV Tower" combination ticket



Sapporo sightseeing advantageous ticket Combination discount ticket for TV Tower observatory and Sapporo Clock Tower

If you want to enjoy both of Sapporo Clock Tower and TV Tower, combination ticket is recommended.
It's 5 minutes walking distance between Sapporo TV Tower and Clock Tower.

【Price】 Adult 800 yen (Discounted from 920 yen)
※For high school student at 18 years or younger, Sapporo Clock Tower is free of charge.

Selling (valid) period: April 1st, 2016~March 31, 2017


10, Comments from EnjoyJaoan! Editorial ept.



Sapporo TV Tower seen from outside

We went up to "Sapporo TV Tower", which stands as a symbol of Sapporo city for the first time, and the view from 90 meters high was marvelous. Around Sapporo station, many sightseeing spots are located such as Sapporo city Clock Tower, Odori park and Former Hokkaido Government main building, in addition to Sapporo TV Tower. It's enjoyable to walk and drop by the sightseeing spots, looking the scenery.

Sapporo TV Tower is memorable also for various events such as beer garden in Summer and Snow Festival in Winter.


11, Access to Sapporo TV Tower





Postal code:060-0042
Address: Odori Nishi 1-chome, Sapporo city, Hokkaido
Tel:011-241-1131
Transportation:

(Trains)

5 minutes walk from "Odori" station of Sapporo city metro (Tozai line or Nanboku line) ※Exit No.27
1 minutes walk from "Odori" station of Sapporo city metro (Toho line) ※Exit No.27
15 minutes walk from JR "Sapporo" station, South exit

"Sapporo TV Tower" seen by Google Street View





You can see inside Sapporo TV Tower by Streetview. Please check the places you are interested in.


12, Recommended information around Sapporo TV Tower



【Sightseeing】

▶Oiwa mountain

▶Hitsuji ga oka observatory

▶Shiroi Koibito park

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