A Vast Expanse of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, Sapporo

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Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill(羊ヶ丘展望台) is located in the west side of Hokkaido National Agricultural Research Center. This is one of the famous scenic place looking over the downtown of Sapporo, Ishikari Plane and the Sea of Japan far.

Hitsujigaoka-sheep
far away: Sapporo Dome

The statue of Dr. Clark, the founder of the Sapporo Agricultural College, now Hokkaido University, is settled at the center of the hill. He left the words to his student , “Boys, be ambitious!”, that is so famous for Japanese that everyone knows it and we used to say to young people for encourage. There are many grazing sheep and some facilities, a souvenir shop, restaurants and a museum. Foreign travelers can get 14 days available Free Wifi ID and password here. Ask s staff at the information center of Austrian House.

Access

Take a Hokkaido Chuo Bus: 10 minutes from Fukuzumi Station (Tōhō Line) to Hitsujigaoka Tenbodai.

attention: When you search Hitsujigaoka Observation hill by Googlemaps, it is supposed to miss the location of the point, that is a wrong location. An above point is CORRECT.

Open

*Open all the year.

Open Hours
May – Jun 8:30〜18:00
Jul – Sep 8:30〜19:00
Oct – Apr 9:00〜17:00

Hitsujigaoka Rest House

Open Hours
May – Jun 10:30〜17:00
Jul – Sep 10:30〜19:00
Oct – Apr 10:30〜15:00

Miyataya Cafe/Shop/Sapporo Snow Festival Museum

Open Hours
May – Jun 8:30〜18:00
Jul – Sep 8:30〜19:00
Oct – Apr 9:30〜17:00

Admission Fee

  Fee Group fee
Adult ¥520 ¥470
Student ¥300 ¥270

Parking

Free

Facilities

  • Austrian House – souvenir shop and Free Wifi ID&Password for foreign tourists.
  • Rest House – the restaurant where you can eat “Jingisu Kan”, mutton barbecue originated in Hokkaidō
  • Clark Chapel
  • Hitsujigaoka Wedding Palace
  • Sapporo Snow Festival Museum
  • Ashiyu Hot Spa for bathing foot
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