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Sapporo Clock Tower, Chuo

2.7
The city's oldest structure and one of a smattering of remaining Western-style buildings, Sapporo Clock Tower stands among the more popular tourist attractions in town. Constructed in 1878 to serve the local university, the tower features a wood construction reminiscent of architecture generally found in small-town America. Head inside to explore a small museum showcasing the university's history and the origins of the city. Arrange to visit Sapporo Clock Tower and other attractions in Sapporo using our Sapporo tour builder app .
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  • It used to be the first facility to be disappointed with sapporo sightseeing, but it has been renovated and the facilities in the building, especially the clock tower part, are recommended for those who are interested in machinery. It is a small-looking facility between the buildings, but I do not want you to judge only by appearance.
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  • Interesting iconic building, all the guides speak English and are only too willing to explain fully the need for the clock tower when nobody had wristwatches....Try and be there on the hour, so you ca...  more »
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  • Very cute museum with a ton of history and a lovely staff (several English speaking docents were there when we went). Conveniently located and very reasonable pricing (only a couple bucks per person). Highly recommend this as a quick stop for anyone visiting Sapporo who wants to learn some Hokkaido history. It was far more enlightening than I expected it to be.
  • Fabulous unique place! Lots of history, great stories, brilliant mechanical workings of the clock... VERY friendly staff with good english
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