Friday, July 24, 2015
Japan Trip 2015 - Sapporo - Day 4 - Odori Park - Clock Tower, TV Tower,Odori Park
Day 4, we sightseeing around Odori. From the map, we could access to the various places via the exits at Odori Park. The clock Tower is at Exit 9 while the Hokkaido Govt Building is Exit 2 and 4, etc. The TV Tower is just at Odori Park. The Clock Tower is a symbol of Sapporo. The building was constructed during the early period of Sapporo's development in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College. In 1881 a clock purchased from Boston was installed. Today, the Clock Tower serves as a museum with displays about the building's history and Sapporo on the first floor. On the second floor are displays about the clock and a spacious ceremony hall that calls to mind the simple buildings of the colonial American Midwest. To find out how to go there, you can check out from the official website of Japan Guide. At the eastern end of Odori Park stands the Sapporo TV Tower, which has an observation deck with nice views of the park and the surrounding city. The tower is just under 150 meters tall, and the observation deck is at an elevation of 90 meters. During the evening the tower is illuminated, making it an attractive landmark. The lower (3F) observatory deck is free. There is a 700 yen fee for the upper observatory deck. To find out how to go there, you can check out from the official website of Japan Guide. Odori Park is in the center of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south. In February, the park serves as the main site of the Sapporo Snow Festival. During Summer, the park is filled with lots of beautiful flowers.