The Sapporo TV Tower is a 147.2 m high radio tower that offers a view of the city and the surrounding mountains from a 360 ° viewing platform at a height of 90.38 m. It is located in the Japanese city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.
The steel frame construction was built in 1957 by Tachu Naito, a Japanese architect who is also known for planning the Tokyo Tower. The Sapporo television tower celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007.
An information center and shops are located on the first floor of the Sapporo TV Tower. The tower's multi-purpose hall and administrative office are located on the second floor, and a souvenir shop and restaurant are located on the third floor. There is also an underground shopping arcade and a number of restaurants.
Fifteen minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, South Exit.
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo is a municipal animal park in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture. When it opened in 1951, this zoo was the 10 largest in all of Japan, and it is still one of the most popular zoos in the country, ranging from Surrounded by nature. In 2013, the zoo was home to 184 different types of animals. These include numerous mammals, birds, and reptiles. In addition, the zoo is committed to raising various breeds. The philosophy behind the Sapporo Maruyama Zoo is to provide the animals with a natural environment in which its residents can act according to their natural instincts. With the help of modern zoo facilities, the animals can easily share their experiences with the visitors. Last but not least, there is the zoo's forest. A forest area on the edge of the zoo with an area of 2 hectares where you can experience Sapporo from 50 years ago.
This premier stadium in Sapporo, Hokkaido offers visitors a full fan experience, from on-site restaurants to an observatory with a unique view of what's going on. The playing field itself uses a floating technology that rolls the lawn outside the stadium when no games are scheduled so that the green area can benefit from better growing conditions. The natural grass field weighs 8,300 tons, is 120 meters long and 85 meters wide. The stadium is home to the Consadole Sapporo professional soccer team and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters professional baseball team. Dome tours are offered on days without games or other events. The dome also features an observation tower, a park for children, and a weight training room.
Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. Filled with natural beauty, the prefecture provides nature enthusiasts with a plethora of excursions. For the urban adventurers, Hokkaido's cities are filled with museums, restaurants, and much more.