Featuring a red brick construction and central dome, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building remains one of the country's rare examples of Neo-Baroque architecture. The historic landmark boasts a distinctive appearance based on government buildings from the American state of Massachusetts. Built in 1888 and rebuilt in 1911, the structure features a colorful flower garden, arched windows, block rooftops, and multiple protruding chimneys. Head inside to check out a small museum on the second floor, home to a collection of artifacts and displays chronicling the history of the island and the city. Keep in mind that many of the exhibit descriptions inside the building do not have English translations. Plan to visit Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sapporo attractions using our Sapporo itinerary planning website.
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building reviews
I walked around the Government building recently. After a lot of snow, there were small paths carved out from other people around the building. I didn't enter or anything but I enjoyed viewing the...
I walked around the Government building recently. After a lot of snow, there were small paths carved out from other people around the building. I didn't enter or anything but I enjoyed viewing the... more »
The grounds were nice to visit for the plants and beautiful trees. The building atrium is open with some local history information. The rest of the building is closed but they have plans to utilize...
The grounds were nice to visit for the plants and beautiful trees. The building atrium is open with some local history information. The rest of the building is closed but they have plans to utilize... more »
Unfortunately closed due to being a huge construction side for a couple of month according to the sign outside the entrance. Yet the city which owns the building is not able to adjust the opening times properly. I think one can do better especially in Japan.
Great place to hang out , unfortunately it is under renovation when I visited on July 2022 so I could see inside the building and learn about the history but I truly enjoyed the garden and is open up to 9 pm .
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