Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, Sapporo

Featuring a red brick construction and central dome, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building remains one of the country's rare examples of Neo-Baroque architecture. The historic landmark boasts a distinctive appearance based on government buildings from the American state of Massachusetts. Built in 1888 and rebuilt in 1911, the structure features a colorful flower garden, arched windows, block rooftops, and multiple protruding chimneys. Head inside to check out a small museum on the second floor, home to a collection of artifacts and displays chronicling the history of the island and the city. Keep in mind that many of the exhibit descriptions inside the building do not have English translations. Plan to visit Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sapporo attractions using our Sapporo itinerary planning website.
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  • The Hokkaido Government Buidling is built in Western style. When Hokkado was being colonised in the late 19th century, it reprsented the fact that Hokkaido was a new State, and part of Japan. As...  more »
  • Built in 1888 and has done several restorations including the current design of its iconic Green octagonal dome and its enduring red bricks famous for photographers, locals and tourists alike on...  more »
  • The facilities of the former Hokkaidō Government Officein Sapporo, Japan, include a conference room, a museum shop, a tourist information office, and a few historical exhibition rooms and libraries. Visitors can enter the building for free. Flower gardens and a pond are located in front of the building, which occasionally are designated as some event venues.
  • The old Hokkaido Government building and its nice park is a surprise in the middle of the very tight build city center of Sapporo. A great place for a break on a city tour to relax and find some nice views under the Ginko trees.
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