MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.32

Mechanical Device of Sapporo Clock Tower

The clock tower was built in 1881 at the drill hall of the former Sapporo Agricultural College constructed in 1878. It can be said to be the oldest existing one (the mechanical part) out of those currently in operation. The mechanical part was made in the United States, while the clock bell was casted in Engineering Works, the Ministry of Industry. The clock tower can be said to be built in the pioneer days of combining domestic and foreign products. The mechanical parts of the clock have been adequately maintained and managed, and the clock tower itself is also a significant building as a landmark.

On exhibition

Sapporo Clock Tower

Hours open:
8:45–17:10 (Entry closes at 17:00.)
Admission fee:
200 yen for adults (Free for high schoolers or younger), 180 yen for groups (20 persons or more)
Days closed:
New Yearʼs holidays (Jan.1–3)
Address:
Kita 1-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi 060-0001
Tel:
+81-11-231-0838
URL:
http://sapporoshi-tokeidai.jp/
Access:
10 mins. on foot from south exit, JR Sapporo Sta.
5 mins. on foot from City Hall exit, Odori Sta., city subway Namboku/Tozai/Toho Line

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