Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo TV Tower
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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It is 60 seconds by elevator from the third floor to the observation deck, 90.38 metres above ground. The entirety of Sapporo city unfolds beneath your eyes, set to a background of the magnificent Ishikari countryside, the far afield Japan Sea, and Odori Park, where flowers bloom in the four seasons. Command a panoramic view of the YOSAKOI Soran Festival, Sapporo Snow Festival, and White Illumination.
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  • Hiroaki Kaneko
    Tokyo, Japan5,159 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little short as a viewing spot
    大通公園のランドマークとして、今も尚存在感を保っているスポットです。 『テレビ塔』という名前がありますが、現在ではほとんどのテレビ送信所は手稲山に移されており、このテレビ塔を使用した放送波の発信・中継・転送は数局のみとなっているため、ここほぼ観光のためのスポット、と考えた方が良さそうです。 さっぽろテレビ塔は、いくつかの飲食店もしくは飲食スペースがあるものの、基本的に地上90mのところにある展望台とお土産屋で構成されています。エレベーターで3階のスカイラウンジまで上り、スカイラウンジにある展望台のチケットを購入します(3階のスカイラウンジまでは無料で利用できます)。展望台までは専用のエレベーターで上ります。札幌駅に直結するJRタワーの展望台が地上160mであるのに対し、国内には100mを超える展望台が多数あるため、地上90mという高さはやや物足りない感じるかもしれません。加えてテレビ塔周辺にはいくつか高層ビルが立ち並び、一部の景色はそのビルに妨げられてしまっています。あまり大きな期待を持たない方がいいかもしれません。さらに、テレビ塔の構造上、鉄骨が展望台を貫通している状態である箇所がいくつかあり、それが展望台をより狭く感じさせています。特に背の高い人は頭をぶつける可能性が高いため、展望台内の通行には注意が必要です。同時に車椅子等の障碍を持つ方も、全く通行出来ないわけではないですが、貫通した鉄骨が通行を狭苦しく感じさせているのは否めません。 札幌観光の記念に、一度は上ってみてもいいかもしれませんが、何度も訪れたくなるスポットとは言い難いと思います。 It's a landmark of Odori Park and still maintains a strong presence. Although it's called "TV Tower," most of the TV transmitting stations have been moved to Mt.Teine, and only a few stations use the tower for transmitting, relaying, and transmitting broadcast waves, so it's better to think of it as a tourist spot. The Sapporo TV Tower consists basically of an observation deck and souvenir shop at 90 meters above ground level, although there are several restaurants or eating areas. Take the elevator up to the Sky Lounge on the 3rd floor and purchase a ticket for the observation deck in the Sky Lounge (the ride to the Sky Lounge on the 3rd floor is free). A special elevator will take you up to the observation deck. The observation deck of the JR Tower, which is directly connected to Sapporo Station, is 160 meters above the ground, and there are many observation decks in Japan that are more than 100 meters above the ground, so the height of 90 meters above the ground may seem a little inadequate. In addition, there are several skyscrapers in the vicinity of the TV tower, and some of the views are obstructed by these buildings. It might be better not to have too high expectations. In addition, due to the structure of the TV tower, there are several places where the steel frame penetrates through the observation deck, which makes the observation deck seem smaller than it is. Tall people in particular need to be careful when passing through the observation deck, as there is a high possibility of hitting their heads. At the same time, it's not impossible for people with disabilities, such as wheelchairs, to pass through the observatory, but it is undeniable that the penetrating steel frame makes it feel narrower than it is. You may want to go up there once to commemorate your visit to Sapporo, but it's not a spot you will want to visit again and again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 September 2023
  • alshane
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia605 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only visit if you have time to kill
    We visited the tower at sunset in order to see the view both in daylight and at night. It costs JPY1000 to go up 90.38m to the observation deck, where we can get 360 degrees view all around Sapporo. Take the lift to 3F, buy ticket, and take another lift up to the top. The sun sets behind the mountain range to the west. The observation deck also sells many souvenirs at a reasonable price, comparable to those in other shops. OK to visit if you have time to kill or if getting a high vantage point of view is a priority, otherwise you don't lose much (in fact save enough for a ramen) not going up the tower.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Ryan M
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view at night!
    I went around 5:30pm, when it was dark. Looking down at the lights of the city in the pitch black was amazing. The vibe of the staff member I spoke to at reception was a bit off but I understand since I was trying to communicate in very broken Japanese. It's definitely a 'must do' while visiting Sapporo, it's not too expensive (1,000円) and it is a nice experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 November 2023
  • geo3
    Calgary, Canada1,523 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and reasonable views
    Our cruise tour was given two hours in Odori Park, and one option was to go up the TV tower. It is not that high but does have very nice views over Odori Park to the mountains to the southwest of Sapporo. It was a bit crowded in the observation deck, both with people and with shops selling souvenir items, but still fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 July 2024
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan5,159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
大通公園のランドマークとして、今も尚存在感を保っているスポットです。
『テレビ塔』という名前がありますが、現在ではほとんどのテレビ送信所は手稲山に移されており、このテレビ塔を使用した放送波の発信・中継・転送は数局のみとなっているため、ここほぼ観光のためのスポット、と考えた方が良さそうです。
さっぽろテレビ塔は、いくつかの飲食店もしくは飲食スペースがあるものの、基本的に地上90mのところにある展望台とお土産屋で構成されています。エレベーターで3階のスカイラウンジまで上り、スカイラウンジにある展望台のチケットを購入します(3階のスカイラウンジまでは無料で利用できます)。展望台までは専用のエレベーターで上ります。札幌駅に直結するJRタワーの展望台が地上160mであるのに対し、国内には100mを超える展望台が多数あるため、地上90mという高さはやや物足りない感じるかもしれません。加えてテレビ塔周辺にはいくつか高層ビルが立ち並び、一部の景色はそのビルに妨げられてしまっています。あまり大きな期待を持たない方がいいかもしれません。さらに、テレビ塔の構造上、鉄骨が展望台を貫通している状態である箇所がいくつかあり、それが展望台をより狭く感じさせています。特に背の高い人は頭をぶつける可能性が高いため、展望台内の通行には注意が必要です。同時に車椅子等の障碍を持つ方も、全く通行出来ないわけではないですが、貫通した鉄骨が通行を狭苦しく感じさせているのは否めません。
札幌観光の記念に、一度は上ってみてもいいかもしれませんが、何度も訪れたくなるスポットとは言い難いと思います。

It's a landmark of Odori Park and still maintains a strong presence.
Although it's called "TV Tower," most of the TV transmitting stations have been moved to Mt.Teine, and only a few stations use the tower for transmitting, relaying, and transmitting broadcast waves, so it's better to think of it as a tourist spot.
The Sapporo TV Tower consists basically of an observation deck and souvenir shop at 90 meters above ground level, although there are several restaurants or eating areas. Take the elevator up to the Sky Lounge on the 3rd floor and purchase a ticket for the observation deck in the Sky Lounge (the ride to the Sky Lounge on the 3rd floor is free). A special elevator will take you up to the observation deck. The observation deck of the JR Tower, which is directly connected to Sapporo Station, is 160 meters above the ground, and there are many observation decks in Japan that are more than 100 meters above the ground, so the height of 90 meters above the ground may seem a little inadequate. In addition, there are several skyscrapers in the vicinity of the TV tower, and some of the views are obstructed by these buildings. It might be better not to have too high expectations. In addition, due to the structure of the TV tower, there are several places where the steel frame penetrates through the observation deck, which makes the observation deck seem smaller than it is. Tall people in particular need to be careful when passing through the observation deck, as there is a high possibility of hitting their heads. At the same time, it's not impossible for people with disabilities, such as wheelchairs, to pass through the observatory, but it is undeniable that the penetrating steel frame makes it feel narrower than it is.
You may want to go up there once to commemorate your visit to Sapporo, but it's not a spot you will want to visit again and again.
Written 27 September 2023
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alshane
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia605 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited the tower at sunset in order to see the view both in daylight and at night. It costs JPY1000 to go up 90.38m to the observation deck, where we can get 360 degrees view all around Sapporo. Take the lift to 3F, buy ticket, and take another lift up to the top. The sun sets behind the mountain range to the west. The observation deck also sells many souvenirs at a reasonable price, comparable to those in other shops. OK to visit if you have time to kill or if getting a high vantage point of view is a priority, otherwise you don't lose much (in fact save enough for a ramen) not going up the tower.
Written 6 November 2023
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Brenda S
Winnipeg, Canada134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The TV tower is a must see even if you only go to the second or third floor via elevator or walk up like we did. They have a very large souvenir shop that is always packed with people. There was a Picachoo that was outside the tower greeting people.
Written 18 April 2023
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puntrd
Barwon Heads, Australia391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I walked the 352 steps up to the 3rd floor and it was a killer. haha
Reasonable price at ¥720 (about $10 Australian dollars).
Very small at the observation deck with souvenir stalls all around (leave it for the exit, surely!).
Nice views of the mountains and of the city.
The views are not breath-taking due to only being 90 metres above ground, but they are still great.
I'd recommend doing this. It's worthwhile and the cost is extremely reasonable.
Written 6 March 2020
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missjojo2018
Sydney, Australia279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We were lucky to be there on a clear (and snowy) day. We were able to get clear views of the city, including the mountains. The ticket counter is on level 3 and you take a lift up to the observatory. It's worth a visit (if you have time) when visiting the Odori Park.
Written 19 December 2022
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Ryan M
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I went around 5:30pm, when it was dark. Looking down at the lights of the city in the pitch black was amazing. The vibe of the staff member I spoke to at reception was a bit off but I understand since I was trying to communicate in very broken Japanese. It's definitely a 'must do' while visiting Sapporo, it's not too expensive (1,000円) and it is a nice experience.
Written 16 November 2023
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Jue Juliani
Klang, Malaysia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
walking distance from sapporo station 1km. extra beautiful view at night. got temperature level at building nearby. land mark that must visit for anybody travel to sapporo
Written 4 June 2023
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Marisha
Taos Ski Valley, NM10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
It has nothing. Just a view of mountain in the distance. The start of Odori park has this TV tower!!
Written 6 February 2021
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Ramm M
Linton, UK107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The tower looks impressive at night but there was nothing inspirational about wants to pay to go up to the observation deck. Want go up an observation Tower go to Tokyo and save your money till then.
Written 12 October 2019
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AlfredKL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia93 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Great landmark standing at the Odori Park.

Connected to the subway underground shopping and provide 360 view of the Sapporo city.

The lighted tower compliments the white illumination during winter also created a great atmosphere to the German Christmas streets.
Written 10 December 2017
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