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Take a glimpse in to 100-year history of Sapporo

Sapporo Clock Tower

This American style Sapporo Clock Tower has a history ofmore than 100 years. Clocks are arranged on all four sides, and this clock tower resembles a small church when seen from afar. This clock tower has witnessed the changes occurred in the past 100 years. Today, the first floor is restored as an exhibition room where you can take a glimpse in to 100-year history of the clock tower. A profound feeling may come to you if you take a picture with the clock tower after understanding its history.

Sapporo Clock Tower

Address: Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Kita 1-jo Nishi 2-chome
Telephone: 011-231-0838
Open hours: 8:45am to 5:10pm
Closed: the fourth Monday every month (when this Monday is a national holiday, closed on the next day) from December 29 to January 3
Admission Fee: adults: 200 yen
free for junior high school students and children younger
Access: about 10 min. walk from JR Sapporo Station South Exit
URL: http://www.zipangguide.net/travel/sight/hokkaido/tokeidai.html(Chinese)

 9 522 236

About a 8-minute walk
Distance of about 700m

100-year-old red brick building

Former Hokkaido Government Office (Red Brick Government Building)

Founded in 1888, this building also has a history of more than 100 years being the symbol of Sapporo. As it was named after, the building is made of red bricks having a grand appearance. Today, the red brick building is used to exhibit and store Hokkaido’s historical archive materials. The archive materials are open to public for free. Reading through these archive materials will allow you to go back the time in to the old days. The design of the building still maintains the appearance and atmosphere of the old days which is rarely seen today.

Former Hokkaido Government Office (Red Brick Government Building)

Address:  Hokaido Saooiro-shi Chuo-ku Kita 3-jo Noshi 6-chome
Telephone:  011-204-5019 (weekdays) 011-204-5000 (weekends and holidays)
Open hours: 8:45am to 6:00pm
Closed: from December 29 to January 3
Admission Fee: free
Access: about 10 min. walk from JR Sapporo Station South Exit
URL: http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/sm/sum/sk/akarenga.htm (Japanese)

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About 2 hour and 5 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 105km

Powder snow ski resort where you can see the distance view of Mt. Yotei

Niseko Village Ski Resort

On the south side of Mt. Niseko Annupuri, at 170m above sea level, this ski resort has an endless vast panoramic view of Hokkaido. There are 27 powder snow ski slopes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, and offers ski classes in various languages other than English (contact the office for more information).

Niseko Village Ski Resort

Address: Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko-cho Higashiyama-onsen
Telephone: 0136-44-2211
Open period
and time:
from beginning of December to beginning of April (schedule for now) 8:30am to 4:30pm
(night opening hours: from mid December to mid March 4:30pm to 8:00pm)
*subject to change according to snow condition
Closed: open everyday during the business period
Access: about 3.5-hour bus ride from the bus terminal in front of Sapporo Station
URL: http://www.niseko-village.com/en/(English)

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Hot spring bath in an open space with their own flowing hot spring

Hilton Niseko Village, free flowing hot spring

This hot spring is located in Hilton Niseko Village which has a direct easy access from Nisoko Village ski resort. You can enjoy hot spring bath (water is added) washing away your fatigue while enjoying the vast view of Mt. Yotei. There is also an open air bath. The bathing fee is 1,000 yen per person.

Hilton Niseko Village, free flowing hot spring

Address: Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko-cho Higashiyama-onsen
Telephone: 0136-44-1111 (Hilton Niseko Village Rep.)
Open hours: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Closed: open 7 days a week, all year
Access: about 20 min. ride on a free shuttle bus from JR Kutchan Station or JR Niseko Station
URL: http://www.hilton.com.cn/Chinese/CTSNVHI/hotel_intro.html (Chinese)

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About 3 hour and 24 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 212km

A popular ski resort for skiers of any age

Hoshino Resort Tomamu, ski resort

This popular ski resort connects two mountains, Mt. Tomamu which is 1,239m above sea level and Mt. Tower which is 970m above sea level. To satisfy skiers of all level, beginner, intermediate and advanced, this ski resort offers 25 different ski slopes. The ski resort also offers various events and “adventure mountains” with various fun attractions using tools for families.

Hoshino Resort Tomamu (ski resort)

Address: Hokkaido Yuufutsu-gun Shimukappu-mura Naka-tomamu
Telephone: 0167-58-1111
Open period
and time:
from beginning of November to beginning of April
Day time hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Night hours: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Closed: open every day during the business period
Access: about 5 min. ride on a free shuttle but from JR Tomamu Station
URL: http://www.tomamu.com.tw/snow_about/i01skiing.htm (Chinese)

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The largest indoor wave pool in Japan

Mina Mina Beach

A gigantic indoor wave pool, 80m in length and 30m in width. Every thirty minute, waves are created in the wave pool for 10 minutes including 4 gigantic waves. In addition, there is a pool for small children and a massage pool with water jet massage function that gently massages your body. Swimming suits and robe rental services are also available. One-day ticket is 2,500 yen per person.

Mina Mina Beach

Address: Hokkaido Yuufutsu-gun Shimukappu-mura  Naka-tomamu
Telephone: 0167-58-1111
Open period
and time:
from end of November to end of March, 12:00noon to 9:00pm (opens at 10:00am on weekends and holidays from end of December to beginning of January)
Closed: open every day during the business period
Access: about 5 min. ride on a free shuttle but from JR Tomamu Station
URL: http://www.tomamu.com.tw/snow_about/i03vizspa.htm (Chinese)

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The ultimate refreshing open air hot spring bath

Kirin no Yu

Mina Mina Beach also includes an open air hot spring bath where you can soak yourself in a refreshing hot spring bath while enjoying the snow view. The facility also includes sauna. The bathing fee is 800 yen (if you have already paid the admission fee for Mina Mina Beach, bathing in the hot spring bath is free)

Kirin no Yu

Address: Hokkaido Yuufutsu-gun Shimukappu-mura  Naka-tomamu
Telephone: 0167-58-1111
Open period
and time:
from beginning of December to end of March, 12:00noon to 11:00pm
Closed: open every day during the business period
Access: about 5 min. ride on a free shuttle but from JR Tomamu Station
URL: http://www.tomamu.com.tw/snow_about/i03vizspa.htm#fragment-2 (Chinese)

  608 511 397

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