Clock Tower (Tokeidai)

The Clock Tower (時計台, Tokeidai) 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.

The clock tower's second floor ceremony hall

How to get there

The Clock Tower is four blocks or a ten minute walk south of JR Sapporo Station, and one block north of Odori Park.

Address: North 1, West 2

information source:

Hours: 8:45 to 17:10 (entry until 17:00)

Admission: 200 yen

Address: Kita-1-jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido west 2-1-1

Airport: New Chitose Airport


Closed: January 1-3 and infrequent, irregular closures for maintenance
English: Good

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