A Vast Expanse of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, Sapporo

This place is written as [羊ヶ丘展望台] in Japanese.

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

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. 

center: information center in Austrian house

left: Clark Chapel and Sapporo Snow Festival Museum, right: rest house where you can have jingisukan barbeque.
Sapporo Dome is seen far from here.

left: Clark Chapel, right: Sapporo Snow Festival Museum where you can learn history of Sapporo Snow Festival.


Take a Hokkaido Chuo Bus “No.84-Hitsujigaoka line”(福84・羊ヶ丘線)at depot 4, Fukuzumi Bus Terminal : 10 minutes from Fukuzumi Station (Tōhō Line) to Hitsujigaoka. 


*Open all the year.

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

Hitsujigaoka Rest House

Open Hours
May – Jun 10:30〜17:00
Jul – Aug 10:30〜19:00
Sep 10:30〜18:00
Oct – Apr 10:30〜15:00

Austrian House / Sapporo Snow Festival Museum

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

Admission Fee

  Fee Group fee
Adult ¥530 ¥480
Student ¥300 ¥270




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