TV Tower


AdmissionElevator fees : Adults ¥700
High School Students ¥600
Junior High School Students ¥400
Elementary School Students ¥300
Children ¥100
Opening Hours9 am to 9 pm daily : late April to late October.
9 am to 10 pm daily : July to August.
9:30 pm to 9 pm daily : late October to late April.
Location /
Getting There
Soseigawa Dori, 1 Chome Ōdōrinishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 060-0042, Japan

The heart of SAPPORO is basically divided into three areas. Sapporo station to the north, Odori in the centre, and Susukino to the south. The central park of Sapporo, ODORI PARK,  with its grass lawns, fountains, and benches runs through Sapporo east to west for 10 blocks. It is a popular spot throughout the year and is home to many of Sapporos seasonal festivals. At the eastern most side is TV TOWER which serves as a famous landmark in Sapporo. Built in 1957, the tower raises to a height of 142 metres.


Downtown Sapporo from the observation deck

Ate the base below the tower there is a large open courtyard which is used for events, mainly in the warmer seasons. The entrance has a game corner and a small souvenir shop. On the 1st floor  there is a larger souvenir shop where mascot souvenir characters and other items of Hokkaido can be bought. There is also a restaurant on this level offering views over the park. It serves as a nice place to eat, relax, and enjoy the view of ODORI PARK. This floor has the ticket counter for purchasing tickets for the observatory floor 90 metres above. The staff are very friendly and speak English. The observation deck is 90 metres up and offers great views of Sapporo city in every direction. Winter is a particularly nice season to get great views of the winter festival. The tower is specially illuminated in blue  from 6pm to 8pm.


Odori park


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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.