Hoheikan

Hoheikan, Sapporo: Address, Phone Number, Hoheikan Reviews: 4/5

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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,736 contributions
Oct. 2019
Hoheikan is a wooden building constructed in Western style in the 19th century, when Japan was opening to the world. Its function was as a "guest house" where VIPs stayed when they visited the city. The building is painted pastel blue, quite an unusual colour. Among other guests, three Emperors of Japan stayed there. A small fee is charged to enter the building. Hoheikan is in Nakajima Park. The autumn leaves make a spectacular show.
Written 28 February 2020
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William S
Kobe, Japan1,181 contributions
Oct. 2019
We loved the building and it has been well-maintained. The wooden sills and doors are really gorgeous. The building is easy to tour, the cost is low and there are toilets available. It would be nicer if furnished in the style and use of the period and if the landscaping was better. Even so, if you are in the park it is worth a visit.
Written 29 October 2019
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Gillian G
146 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
We just walked around taking photos everywhere. You see wedding parties and lots of cute little dogs. Loved the relaxed feel of this location. The purple function house is cute but didn’t go in.
Written 13 October 2019
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Emily_G_Scott
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Came here to see Najimakoen well published Japanese garden. I was not disappointed as the park put on the best display of autumn colours. The lake gives mirror reflection of the colourful trees and bonzai.

If you have time, this is excellent place to enjoy the beautiful and serene garden.
Written 7 November 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,736 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
This important cultural property welcomed three successive Japanese emperors, beginning with the Meiji Emperor. This building is made of wood, in Western style, similar to a number of public structures in Hokkaido of that era, It is painted pastel blue and white, These days, it is open for public inspection during the day and can also be hired for conferences, wedding receptions and so on. Hoheikan is furnished in period style, 'Hotel' is probably misleading, it is better called a ;guest house' for senior people. The hotel is adjacent to Nakajima Park
Written 3 October 2018
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618josia
56 contributions
May 2018 • Family
lot of cherry blossom trees in front of the building...didnt have chance to explore inside the building tough... few bench for sit and relax, nice pond with sloppy ground.
Written 27 July 2018
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
The western style building has historical importance built in 1880 as a hotel and is now used as a wedding venue or meeting facility. It is nice looking wood building mostly American style with some European touches. The Meiji Emperor was its first guest in 1881. When we visited in August we did not get inside as it closes at 5PM.
Written 29 October 2017
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Low C
Jurong East, Singapore878 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Solo
I was attracted by a picture of this building from a calendar. I was told this was Hoheikan which is located next to Nakajima Park. I like the blue and white combination, just a perfect match. Take the Namboku subway from Sapporo to Nakajima Park, take exit 3 and follow the sign, you will see this landmark. It is worth to take a look here if you intended to visit Odori Park.
Written 25 September 2017
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lovebug163
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia181 contributions
Sep. 2016 • Solo
A pretty blue Western form structure built to host dignitaries by the Hokkaido government. The Meiji Emperor stayed here. The building was relocated from its previous location in Odori to here. Be sure to visit the Japanese garden which is behind the building.
Written 19 September 2016
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