Okurayama Observatory 大倉山展望台
Spectacular views of Sapporo
Located at the top of a ski jump, the city unfolds around you from this unique viewing platform.
How to Get There
The Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is accessible by subway or bus, but going by taxi is recommended.
Take a five-minute Tozai Line subway ride from Odori Station to Maruyama Station. The ski jump can be reached by bus from Maruyama Koen Station and then the Line 14 bus to Okurayama Kyogijo Iriguchi (there are two buses every hour, and the trip takes 12 minutes). The ski hill is a 10-15-minute walk from there.
The Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium was constructed in 1931
It is one of only a few 90-meter class jumps in the world
An event site for the 1972 Winter Olympics, it is still used for competitions today
Ride to the top
At the base of the observatory, there is the informative, interactive Winter Sports Museum .
A chairlift whisks you up to the Okurayama Observatory and its superb panoramic views 300 meters above sea level. The observatory's operating hours are seasonal, so be sure to check before you go.