Background: Before WW2, the original site was a wool research facility set up by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce. At one point in time, about 2000 sheeps were reared on this vast pasture and many visitors were attracted to this place after the war. However, the increasing number of visitors to the site affected research activities. Sapporo Tourism Association eventually took over the management and operation of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in 1959 as they saw tourism opportunities in this area.
|Left: Bought this cute postcard depicting Dr Clark; Right: Bronze statue of Dr Clark|
|Right: Bell of Ambition|
|Genghis Khan BBQ in Hitsujigaoka Rest House|
|Sapporo Snow Festival Museum|
|Left: Clark's Chapel; Right: Sapporo Blanc Birch Chapel|
Hitsujigaoka Observatory Hill 羊ヶ丘展望台
0830 - 1800 hrs (May - June)
0800 - 1900 hrs (Jul - Sep)
0900 - 1700 hrs (Oct - Apr)
Admission fee = 450 yen (50 yen off with discount voucher)
Discount voucher can be retrieved from Tourist Information Centre in Sapporo JR Station.
How to get there?
(1) By subway > bus.
- Take Toho line (blue line) to Fukuzumi Station (H14).
- Proceed to the bus terminal and take Bus 84.