Sapporo, with a population of 1.9 million people, is the largest city in the northern regions. Okurayama features views from the city of Sapporo all the way to the far horizon, and is renowned for its ski jump stadium that was used at the Winter Olympics held in Sapporo in 1972. The area currently includes modern facilities that make it possible to perform ski jumps during the summer and at night, and is also the location of many international competitions.
Visitors can take the ski lift to the peak, where there is a viewing lounge at an elevation of 307 meters that provides panoramic views of the city of Sapporo, the Ishikari Plain, and Ishikari Bay.
Also, another appealing point is that on the way up to the summit, the start line of the ski jump is visible at a side glance. You will feel as if you have stepped into a ski jumper's shoes as you gaze down at the steep approach of the ski jump from top to bottom.
Here, you can reach the top of the ski jump riding the same lifts that are used during competitions. The riding time for the lift is 5 minutes one-way, and staff are there to assist so first-timers need not be concerned. The whole of Sapporo City can be gazed upon from the viewing point, famous locations can be seen such as the main street Odoori and the TV Tower.
A five-minute ride on the ski lift brings you to the top of the mountain, during which time you can catch a glimpse of what it's like to be a ski jumper. The viewing lounge at the far top of the mountain comes steadily closer, and the steeply sloping approach stretches out along one side. Seeing the takeoff point at such a close distance will surely give you a taste of what it's like to ski jump, as well as what it feels like to be an athlete.
Looking back once you have reached the top of the lift, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city of Sapporo. This refreshing experience will probably make you wish that the climb would last forever!
Round trip: Adults 500 yen / Children 300 yen One-way: Adults 250 yen / Children 150 yen
*Group (15 people or more) Round trip: Adults 450 yen / Children 270 yen
Ride the double lift
Sapporo Winter Sports Museum features the Exhibit Zone, where visitors can view valuable documents from the Olympics and other competitions as well as historical materials related to winter sports. There's also the Sensation/Experience Zone, where you can learn more about competitions through game simulations, and the Competition Information Zone, which provides information about game rules, the latest equipment, and athletes. The museum is the perfect place to see, touch, experience, and feel the fun and wonder of winter sports.
Adults 600 yen / Junior high school age or younger Freebr
*Group (15 people or more) Adults 540 yen
Cross-country Skiing Simulator
Ski Jumping Simulator
Ice Hockey Goal Keeper Simulator
*Sapporo Winter Sports Museum has a temporary closure for repairs (planned) from October 1st 2016
to January 31st 2017.
[Okurayama Crystal House]
The Okurayama Crystal House is the rest house right in front of the jump competition area.
There is a store on the first floor where you can buy souvenirs and original Okurayama goods.
On the second floor is Lamb Dining Okurayama a restaurant where you can savor high quality Jingiskan (Grilled Mutton and Vegetables) lamb cuisine, while taking in the wonderful view from the Okurayama jump competition area.
Sapporo Okurayama Viewing Point
Miyanomori 1274, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
TEL : +81-11-641-8585（Okurayama Information Center）
- Go to exit 2 after getting off at "Maruyama-Koen" station on the subway Tozai line.
- From the Maruyama Bus Terminal, take the JR Bus (Maru 14) on the Araiyama Line and get off at "Okurayama Kyogijo Iriguchi".
(time required: 10-15 minutes / bus fare: 210 yen)
- It takes about 10 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
|Staff: ||Japanese, English, Korean
|Signboard: ||Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese
|Brochure: ||Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese
※At the ticket office of Okurayama Information Center, we also carry out English, Chinese and Korean announcement
●Okurayama observatory pamphlet (Japanese and English) (PDF: 1,417KB)
●Okurayama observatory pamphlet (Chinese and Korean) (PDF: 1,564KB)
Sappro Clock Tower
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building
(Red Brick Office)
Sapporo TV Tower
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|There are great walking hot spots recommended by locals on the maps!
We distribute maps for free at hotels in Sapporo and tourist information centers.
→Distributing Hotel List
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