Among the observation towers that proliferate in Japan’s major cities, Sapporo TV Tower is one of the most diminutive at just 147.2m (483ft) in height.

Constructed in 1957, the tower is also one of the more vintage and it certainly feels like it. The main observation deck at 90m is rather small, but does afford excellent views of Ōdōri Park and the mountains that surround Sapporo.

How to buy tickets for Sapporo TV Tower

Admission is ¥1,000. You can get a discount with a combined ticket for the nearby Sapporo Clock Tower. The combined ticket costs ¥1,080 (a saving of ¥120 if you buy separately) and can be purchased at either the clock tower or the Sapporo TV Tower. If you want to avoid the lines for purchasing tickets, you can also buy them online from KKday.

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Combined Sapporo TV Tower and Clock Tower ticket. | Photo by Gregory Lane

How to get there

Take the Toho Line to Odori Station and walk up to 1 minute. Alternatively, go on the Tozai Line or Namboku Line, also to Odori Station, and walk around 5 minutes.

If you are coming from Sapporo Station, you can just choose to walk around 15 minutes instead.