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Popularly world-acclaimed for its beer, Sapporo is Japan's fifth largest city as well as the proud capital of mountainous Hokkaido. Serving the country as a beautiful urban city that offers everything one could expect from a Japanese town, relating to rich Japanese traditions and customs. Visitors can treat themselves with an outlay of typical Japanese monuments, fascinating museums and buildings, neon-lit nightlife, and an equally sumptuous food platter that excites every person who pays a visit to the city. The town is a perfect sneak into Hokkaido's mountains and hot springs. In its wide array of prominent establishments, Sapporo is home to one such striking structure of Japan known as Sapporo TV Tower which acts as a landmark for the town. Located on the eastern side of the sprawling Odori Park, the Sapporo TV Tower offers its beloved visitors a 360-degree view of the town. Completed in 1957, this iconic building has been a witness of the city's developments over the vast time span. It stands tall at the height of 147.2 meters along with an observation deck which finds its place at the height of 90.38 meters. If you want to experience the towering skyline of Japan, then climb up the deck of Sapporo's TV Tower and treat your eyes with the picturesque glimpses.
At the Towering Height of Sapporo TV Tower
Adorning the heart of the city, the Odori Park is one of Japan's most stunning tourist destinations. It stretches its boundaries east to west, dividing the city into north and south sections. Sprawling over an area of 1.5 kilometers, this beautiful oasis of lush greenery can make anyone fall in love with its vicinity. Owing its origin to 1871, the park is a popular venue for many world-famous seasonal events which attract tourists from every corner of the world. Visitors can be a part of YOSAKOI Soran festival, the Beer Garden festival as well as the Summer Festival if they plan to visit the city during summer time. If you are visiting the place during the winter, then you can admire the beautiful Snow Festival and the White Illumination festival. All the seasons have their unique festivals and events which become even more fascinating when viewed from the observation deck of the Sapporo TV Tower. You can also embrace yourself with the alluring sight of rich flora that decorates the land mass of the garden. It boasts of as many as four thousand seven hundred trees belonging to nearly ninety-two species of exotic plants. Lilacs which are the official trees of Sapporo also glorify the park with its charm and overpowering fragrance. The park changes its distinctive flora depending on the season. Every welcoming season is characterized by the presence of its beautiful fauna in the park.
Dating its origin back to 1950, the Sapporo Snow Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and pomp and show every year in February. Spanning over for a week it is Sapporo's most anticipated event which plays host to thousands of visitors, travelers, and enthusiasts from every corner of the world. Earlier when the event was started, it constituted only a few ice statues which were a creation of some high school students, but in the present time, it has taken the shape of a large, commercialized celebration adorning the city with its extraordinary allure. Featuring spectacular and interesting snow and ice sculptures, the Snow Festival is staged on three different sites including the Odori Site, the Susukino Site, and the Tsu Dome site. Odori Site is the main site of the annual event which takes place in Odori Park. Visitors can admire gigantic snow sculptures, measuring more than fifteen meters in height along with a dozen smaller snow statues here. Various music and dance concerts and recreational events are organized in the Odori site. The Susukino Site exhibits about one hundred large and small ice sculptures. In the Tsu Dome Site, visitors can spend a memorable time with their families as it serves them with an array of snow slides, along with an opportunity to enjoy snow rafting and sight of some more snow sculptures. Inside the dome, you can find various food stalls selling delicious Japanese snacks.
Feel the grandeur of Sapporo's massive complex, JR Sapporo Station which houses a chain of malls making it one of the most crowded places in Hokkaido. It is a shopaholic's heaven who can find anything and everything here. You name it, and they have it for you. Joined with the station are many malls which sell a vast collection of electronics, gadgets, appliances, apparels, etc. Malls like Paseo, Daimaru, and ESTA are linked to the station. You can find BIC CAMERA which is a hub for electronic appliances along with numerous shops for branded clothes and accessories here. Other than shopping needs, the place is also quite popular for its extensive outlay of food stalls and restaurants. You can relish the taste of traditional Japanese food as well as dishes of cuisines from all over the world.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book tickets for the tower's observation deck using this amazing website which offers discounts to its readers and visitors.
How To Get Around?
Sapporo is well-managed with its efficient transportation system which includes Sapporo subway, streetcars, buses, taxis, and cabs.
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Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the place is between 9 am to 10 pm.
Currency is Japanese Yen.
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How To Get There?
You can reach the city via New Chitose Airport which is the man international airport of the city. Reaching the city via roadways and railways is also possible from the nearby cities.
Don't litter waste on the observation deck of the tower.