Okura-yama Jump Stadium (大倉山ジャンプ競技場) is Japan’s most famous ski jump stadium built and donated by the industrialist Okura Kishichiro in 1931 that hosted the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

The chairlift (8.30am-6pm 29 Apr-3 Nov, 9am-5pm 4 Nov-28 Apr; Closed ski jump day and so on; Return ¥500) ascends to stunning panoramic view over the town. The ski jump competition (tickets from ¥2000) are held on the weekend from January to mid February including FIS World Cup.

More info okura.sapporo-dc.co.jp/

Sapporo Olympic Museum

(札幌オリンピックミュージアム) At the base of the Okura-yama, this museum has the olympic displays, gear and simulated machines such as ski jump, bobsled, cross country and skating.

More info sapporo-olympicmuseum.jp

Getting There

From Maruyama-koen Station, take bus 14 and get off at Okura-yama Kyogijo-iriguchi (大倉山競技場入口), then a 10-minute walk to the stadium. The seasonal Kuramaru-go (late Apr-mid Oct; flat ¥210) bus goes directly to the stadium from Maruyama-koen Station.