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Mt. Okura Observatory

1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0958, Hokkaido
+81 11-641-8585
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City views, ski lift ride, simulation activities - pair with visit to Hokkaido Jingu (shrine)

Fantastic two hours of fun, beginning with a ski lift ride (JPY500) to the top of Okurayama with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grant K
Honolulu, Hawaii
Not worth going during winter

We couldn't see any view as it was too foggy. The observatory was tiny too! Definitely not worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0958, Hokkaido
1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0958, Hokkaido
+81 11-641-8585
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic two hours of fun, beginning with a ski lift ride (JPY500) to the top of Okurayama with fantastic views of the ski jump and partial city, followed by a visit to the Olympic Winter Sports Museum (JPY600 - or combo lift/museum ticket for JPY1000...More

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't see any view as it was too foggy. The observatory was tiny too! Definitely not worth going during winter.

Thank janeys11sg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't visit the museum as it was near to closing when we reached there. As we took a taxi there, we were quite worried not to be able to get a taxi back. We were lucky to find a helpful lady who assisted us...More

Thank kiki n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for sightseeing, there is an Olympic museum located at the base of the Observatory. For the panoramic view, you have to catch the lift chair to the top with some charges. We were there during winter and it was snowing, so the...More

Thank Ethan S
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Got to sit on this 2 people only chair to go all the way up around 300m to look at the whole city. It was snowing at that time. Super chilly. Great experience.

Thank Jimmy O
Reviewed November 26, 2017

However it was snowy on this trip so the view was obscured until when we were about leaving then the sky cleared enough that we can see Sapporo city down below. It was nice to get up on the ski lift to the top and...More

Thank IVegas
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited with local friends. The first thing that I noticed was the convenient (and free) parking at the road level for this attraction. In the U.S. someone would be charging $10 to park! After parking, it’s an easy ride up a...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The ski lift is a very enjoyable ride up to the observatory. Taking the cair lift to the summit gives you a real appreciation of how steep the ski jump is, and how brave the Olympic athletes must be to launch themselves down the runway...More

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We enjoyed our few hours at the Olympic museum and the lookout, the ski jump itself is amazing- so high and steep- looks over the entire city of Sapporo. The museum is very interactive with lots of things to actually participate in like virtual ski...More

Thank ChookFeed
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Take the chair lift up if you want a good view of the city of Sapporo. Best to go at night to see the lights. If you are a sport nut, fan of the winter Olympics, have kid, or enjoy active simulators, bundle your trip...More

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December 20, 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
November 2, 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
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Oyomi | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit, and actually some people brought toys to play in with in the snow when I was there.