After visiting the Former Hokkaido Government Building and the Sapporo Beer Museum, we made our way to the Sapporo TV Tower next. It is definitely a must visit and the view of Odori Park is amazing, especially during winter!! The TV tower was built in 1957 by Tachū Naitō, a Japanese architect who is famous for building the Tokyo Tower was well.
After we decided to walk along the park and preview the main site of the Snow Festival, the day before it started. We were surprisingly able to enjoy most of the snow sculptures and food stalls, without the crazy crowds. Win, win, win!! I’ll be sharing another post with all the Snow Festival info and photos. So stay tuned!
There’s also a skating rink at the bottom of the TV tower and YES we did go skating!! It was my first time EVER on skates and it was quite challenging, but fun! Entry is ¥1,000 per adult and ¥500 per child. I believe you have a time limit of maybe 30 minutes.. but I can’t remember exactly!
Sapporo TV Tower
Address: 1 Chome Ōdōrinishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 060-0042
Hours: 9AM – 10PM
Prices are displayed on a picture above
More Sapporo posts: Former Government Building, Sapporo Beer Museum, Hokkaido Shrine, Mt. Moiwa Ropeway, Sapporo Snow Festival: Part 1, Sapporo Snow Festival: Part 2, 10 Tips for visiting Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival