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大倉山ジャンプ競技場 Mt. Okura Observatory

  • Entertainment (Stadiums)
  • Around Sapporo
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  • ClosedApril 6-April 17

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District
Around Sapporo
Address
1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 064-0958, Japan
Category
  • Entertainment (Stadiums)
Opening Hours
[April 18-April 28・November 4-April 5]:9:00-17:00、[April 29-November 3]:8:30-18:00
Closed
April 6-April 17
Website
http://www.sapporo-dc.co.jp/eng/okurayama/index.html
Tel.
+81-11-641-8585
Date of post:2015/07/14

Are you a Winter Olympic fan?

  • Historical Building

Sapporo is a lucky city as it was the home of the 1972 winter Olympic games. Among several faculties that still remain nowadays, Mt. Ookura with a spectacular view from the top is the best place to visit.

Mt Ookura is a large ski-jump hill that is still used for world cups or other major games. It faces exactly the center of Sapporo, so the jumpers who experienced Mt. Ookura flights often feel like they are jumping into the Odori Park. The jump platform of Mt. Ookura is also very easily recognized from the park.

The lift charge for the top is 500 JPY, but you can find some coupons and convenient services to visit in a tourist information counter at the JR Sapporo station or subway Odori station.
The bus line is JR Bus service from Maruyama-koen subway station, signed 円 (MARU) 14,(210 JPY) but the choice includes another 10 minutes’ walk from the bus stop Ookura yama kyougizyou iriguchi.

Date of post:2015/07/07

Home of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics!

  • Historical Building

One of the most popular sites among Japanese and foreign tourists. Okurayama Ski Jump Studium was the stage for the 1972 Winter Olympic Game’s 90-meter jump competition held in Sapporo.

It is still the large-hill jump stadium for competitions of the summer, the night and the winter jumps internationally. The stadium is open to the public on days when competitions and official practices are not being held, you can ascend to the top of the mountain by the two-seated lift, on the way to the top by the lift you can experience or imagine the jumper’s eyes and heart to attack a horrible steep approach and courage at the kante (in German, take off point). From the viewing lounge at an elevation of 300 meters you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ishikari Plain, Ishikari Bay and far mountains, and look down at the center of Sapporo including Odori Park and other landmarks.

Another attraction is Sapporo Winter Sport Museum which provides with exhibitions related to Olympics and historical materials about winter sports. I recommend the game simulator in its Sensation/Experience Zone in which you can experience as if you were a jumping athlete to approach on the steep slope at high speed in a head wind and take off from the kante into the air! You can also experience other simulators of the goal keeper of ice hockey, the figure skater in spinning turn and the athlete on running bobsled!

If you want to find memorable and tasty dinner in the evening, why don’t you visit Restaurant Lamb Dining on the second floor of Crystal House, you will be impressed by the breathtaking night view of the downtown of Sapporo twinkling, and enjoy “Genghis Khan” jingisukan lamb barbeque or lamb shabushabu!

  • * The information above is from the date of the review. Please be aware that some of the content may vary from the most recent information.
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