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大倉山ジャンプ競技場Mt. Okura Observatory

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  • Around Sapporo
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  • ClosedApril 6-April 17

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Around Sapporo
1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 064-0958, Japan
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[April 18-April 28・November 4-April 5]:9:00-17:00、[April 29-November 3]:8:30-18:00
April 6-April 17
Date of post:2015/07/14

great place for winter-athlete-at-heart

  • Historical Building

Not so many cities on earth have venues of former Olympic venues, particularly of winter games. Sapporo is, in that point, a lucky city as a home of 1972 winter game. Among several faculties that still remain nowadays, Mt. Ookura with spectacular view from the top is best place to visit.

As a large-hill ski-jump hill that is still used for world cup or other major games, uniquely it faces exactly the centre of Sapporo, so the jumpers experienced Mt. Ookura flights always say they are jumping into the Odori Park.(Honestly, the jump platform of Mt. Ookura is very easy to be recognized from the park. ) The condition is beneficial for the sightseeing visitors for all seasons. You can go up to the top by riding on the lift, and the viewing lobby is located just over the jumpers ’start line, so not only the panoramic, breathtaking view of well-organized of Sapporo. You can see now steep the slope is!

The lift charge is 500 JPY, but you can find some discount coupon and convenient service to visit in a tourist information counter at JR Sapporo station or subway Odori station, so do not miss it. Normally 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.

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Date of post:2015/07/07

Home of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics!

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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!

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