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1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Sapporo 064-0958, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

i should preface that sports are not important in my life. thus visit to this former winter olympic site means very little to me.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Mimi Y
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited mt okura Observatory and took the gondola to the top of the mountain. It was very pretty but I am afraid of heights So the journey back down the hill was a little stressful. You were able to see a great deal from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Taking the ski chair to Mt Okura Observatory is an experience not to miss when you visit Saporro...especially in winter. The observatory offers a panoramic view of the city. After viewing the sight, do not the nice ice cream spread at the cafe.

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Darhicr
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I visited this place on summer. Actually i did not expect much since this place is the winter sports venue. However, you need to try the VR games that exist in this area. Well, even though you can't ski, you can be a good ski...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank christianusfrederick
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This place had nothing much to see beside the Olympic Museum and had an experience taking the chair lift up the hill if u had not tried before

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fengww
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Used during the Winter Olympics, this facility is beautiful and is maintained well. For a fee of Y500 per person, we went up the observation deck at the top of the ski lift. Exceptional views from there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank renesio
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you have only little time to spare, this is the place to go to catch a quick view of Sappiro. Though not as high as Mt Moiwa, you can still see Sapporo on a clear day. The ride up on a chair lift takes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sylviakiew
Reviewed 2 June 2018

a competition site (long jump) during winter olympic games held here in 1972. it is unknown if this place is still in use

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank platinumSingapore
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide suggested stopping here and it was worth the stop. You can take a gondola to the top for an excellent view of the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 780betht
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This offer good vier of the entire city of Sapporo, we ejoy the cable ride all the way to the top and down.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Masha E
15 July 2018|
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Response from renesio | Reviewed this property |
The area is not easy to get to with public. Best is a cab. We used a private car with the driver waiting for us. Maybe cheaper to just let the taxi go the. Request for another as soon as you finish.
20 December 2017|
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Response from Ethan S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Salient, 1. They are open for Christmas. (refer to their website) 2. It is about a 1 hr bus journey from Sapporo. Bus 57 (abt 7 stops) from Sapporo station, walk a short distance to catch bus 14 (5 stops) to foot of... More
2 November 2017|
Response from HonoluluStar | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have an answer for you. I remember seeing Mount Moiwa from the top of the observatory, and even though they are in the same area, Google map route shows 3 transfer on the bus line. I would have to guess that... More