Built in 1957 the Sapporo TV tower sits at one end of Odori Park and provides great views all across the city.
The Tower was modelled after Paris’ Eiffel Tower and at 147.2 metres high it is the 4th tallest tower in Japan.
While the towers main function is to provide TV transmission to the residents of Sapporo it also is a popular tourist spot with its observation deck at a height of 90 meters.
Several shops are located on the ground and basement levels with another souvenir type shop on the 3rd level just below the halfway mark to the observation deck.
Entry to the observation levels is around 700 yen, while entry to levels 3 and below is free. There is also a tourist information stand located at the Sapporo TV tower so a visit to the tower should be one of the first destinations on your trip.
The Sapporo TV tower is located at one end of Odori Park, the towers underground shopping centre connects directly to the Odori subway station on the Toho, Tozai and Nanboku Subway lines.
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