In Sapporo, there are several elevated spots to capture a overhead view of this city. Personally have been to Sapporo TV Tower and Mt Moiwa on my first trip, therefore decided to visit T38 to admire Sapporo again in a different angle at night (just before we head back to our hotel).
Located just beside the train station, JR Tower stands at 173 m above ground and is the tallest building in Hokkaido. Apart from the shopping mall that occupy the lower levels, the observation deck on the 38th floor provides a 360 degree view of Sapporo city and mountain ranges in the distance. Try locating some of the more prominent landmarks - Sapporo TV Tower, ferris wheel of Norbesa in Susukino, and Mt Moiwa. Another feature of Sapporo city is its roads are laid out in a grid pattern. Clear, distinct straight roads and buildings bounded within each designated grid. A cafe and souvenir shop is also located on the observation deck.
|South side - spotted Sapporo TV Tower (on the left) and ferris wheel (on the right)|
|North side - brightly lit roads in grid pattern|
JR Tower Observatory T38, JR タワー展望室
Opening hours: 1000 - 2300 hrs (last admission at 2230 hrs)
Admission fee = 720 yen (before 100 yen off with discount voucher)
Discount voucher can be retrieved from Tourist Information Centre in Sapporo JR Station.
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