Within walking distance from JR Sapporo Station, Odori (large street in Japanese) contains historic landmarks, department stores and greenery parks. You can easily spend a whole day exploring the area.
1min walk from Odori Station
This 1.5km-long (13 blocks), 105m-width park across the city center was developed as a firebreak in 1871. Designed by Nagaoka Yasuhei, the park contains flowerbeds, fountains and monuments. Between Odori West 8 and West 9, you will find the Black Slide Mantra, designed by Isamu Noguchi.
Sapporo TV Tower
1min walk from Odori Station, exit 27
Located at the eastern end of Odori Park, this 147m-high vintage tower was designed by Naito Tachu (designer of Tokyo Tower) and built in 1957. The observation deck is at 90m, among the best place in the city center to see Odori Park backed by the mountains.
Sapporo Clock Tower
2min walk from Odori Station
Built for the drill hall of Sapporo Agricultural College in 1878, this American-style wooden clock tower, one block north of Odori Park on Route 12, remains a beloved symbol of the city. Some of the archives are displayed inside, and the bell is ringing on the hour.
20min walk from Odori Station / 3min walk from Nishi-juitchome Station, exit 1
Located at the western end of Odōri Park, this classically architecture was built in 1926 as Sapporo Court of Appeals, which is entirely made of local tuff stone. Inside, there are exhibition rooms of local history, the restored court of appeals and a gallery of Sapporo-born cartoonist Oba Hiroshi. You can see the park from the 2nd floor.
Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade
5min walk from Odori Station, exit 1
Halfway between Ōdōri and Susukino, Tanukikōji (South 2 West 1 to South 2 West 7) is a 900m-long shopping arcade packed with some 200 stores include cloths, souvenirs, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes and bars. Hokkaido’s oldest beer hall opened in 1914, Tanukikoji Lion is on block 2.
5min walk from Odori Station
At the eastern end of Tanukikoji shopping arcade across Sosei-gawa is this old-time market dates back to the Meiji period, with a number of seafood stalls and eateries. You will find (a bit pricey) crabs, salmon, sea urchin, sushi and kaisen-don (seafood bowls). There are also vegetable and fruit stalls.
Sapporo Grand Hotel
5min walk from Sapporo or Odori Stations
Sapporo’s first Western-style hotel founded in 1934, its referred to as the ‘state guest house of the north’. It has all the amenities you would expect from standard to suite rooms. Tasty Japanese, French and Chinese cuisines are serves at the on-site restaurants. It is directly connected to the underground walkway.
Hotel Resol Tronity Sapporo
1min walk from Odori Station, exit 2 / 15min walk from Sapporo Station
Facing Odori Park south side, Hotel Resol Trinity boasts Scandinavian-style facilities and public baths on the top floor with a park view.
Odori Park is about a 10-minute walk south of JR Sapporo Station. The underground walkway connects Sapporo Station with Odori Station.
Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal (中央バス札幌ターミナル) is opposite Sapporo Sosei Square near the TV Tower.
Sapporo Odori Bus Center (札幌大通バスセンター) is directly connected to Odori and Bus Center-mae subway stations.
All the subway lines stop at Odori. Tozai subway line stops at Odori and Nishi-juitchome (Odori West 11).
Chuo Bus 88 Sapporo Walk, which travels the city center, leaves from Tokyu department store south gate in front of Sapporo Station between 7am and 11pm. Bus 88 stops at Sapporo Factory, Sapporo Beer Garden, Bus Center, Odori Park and Tokeidai-mae (in front of the Clock Tower).
Japan’s northernmost tram loops the west side of the city center for about an hour. Nishi-yonchome (西4丁目) is the closest tram stop to Odori subway station.
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Address：Odori West 2-4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Distance：0.6km from Sapporo Station