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Former Hokkaido Government Office Building

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6 Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0003, Hokkaido
+81 11-204-5019
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All reviews red brick building beautiful building old building ducks swimming sapporo station enter the building western style free entry nice pictures small garden cherry blossom trees pretty place photo taking interesting history worth a visit odori park nice place to visit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glorious old dame... am sure it is the great pride of Japan. Unfortunately for non-Japanese visitors, it's tough to truly soak into the history and appreciate it fully. Most texts in Japanese, so makes it hard for us to understand many things... Still worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's sad that such a beautiful building is not well maintained. The glory is choked under the shade of surrounding tall buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A landmark great for photo taking both during the day and at night. An iconic place that one will pass by if you’re getting to and fro the Sapporo main station.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming and picturesque at night. Worth a photo stop if you are staying nearby or passing through.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

...and the miny park around it is a nice walk too, if you're ion the area. For us it was just one stop amongst a few , on a walk around town.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

The building is just so beautiful to look at both from ourside and inside. Very grand and it stands out from the rest of it’s surrounding. It’s now a museum, tourist information centre and small gift shop. I visited it during summer and there was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I was walking from Susukino towards the JR Sapporo station this morning 08 Nov 2018 and chance upon this gem at around 10.10 am in the morning. After reading the banner outside , then I realized that it’s a UNESCO heritage building ! Colours of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

As part of the tour, visited this place, nothing much actually. Can skip it if you do not have time.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Boring just a red brick building Lot of other more fun things to do ! Go to the beer museum!! Unless u really love history. Give it a miss !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

A magnificent, red-brick building in the centre of Sapporo near the clock tower and station. A free - entry museum, (with an ink-stamp for collectors of stamps!) is surrounded by beautiful gardens, was built to American design and reflects this heavily, although a number of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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20 January 2019|
Response from Jeffry B | Reviewed this property |
The office building is interesting. though not spectacular. Sapporo has a famous winter festival, which is very popular. Sapporo is really a winter city, it has lots of things to do.
21 May 2018|
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Response from Q8199GHandrewr | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere from an hour to many hours. Great place to sit and contemplate and loads of great photo opportunities
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19 February 2018|
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Response from ShinY51 | Reviewed this property |
The building itself is not really wheelchair friendly. It is an old building with staircases. A short stroll at the garden would be good though.