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Sapporo Clock Tower - Hokkaido

Sapporo Clock Tower ( 札幌市時計台 ), located in Kita 1-jo Nishi 2-Chome, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, is one of the city's museums and well-known historic landmarks. Sapporo Clock Tower Sapporo Clock Tower details Sapporo Clock Tower was built sometime in 1878. It first served as a martial arts hall/drill hall for the Sapporo Agricultural College now Hokkaido University. However, the clock was installed only in July of 1881 by the E. Howard & Co. of Boston Massachusetts. It became operational on August 12, 1881.  Sapporo Clock Tower - Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture 札幌市時計台 A colored Sapporo manhole cover inside the Sapporo Clock Tower vicinity In 1903, the school building of the Agricultural College was relocated to where Hokkaido University is presently located. Instead of tearing down the martial arts hall, it was given to the City of Sapporo. It was given new life as a public hall and then as a municipal library.  Sapporo Clock Tower stamp It became a place

Japan Diaries 4: Day 166

Day 166:  April 16, 2022 Saturday -  Reuniting with my Family in Sapporo Finally! After 6 months apart, I will finally be reunited with my family. I'll meet them at New Chitose Airport today. We'd also spend the weekend in Sapporo City before returning to Rumoi City. Here comes the Engan bus bound for Sapporo Surprise, surprise! Abi, the Obira ALT, is also on the bus going to Sapporo. Arrived at Sapporo JR Station I took the 8:30 a.m. Engan Bus from Motokawacho bus stop to Sapporo JR Station bus terminal in Sapporo City. Since my wife and daughter were scheduled to arrive around 5 p.m. and I had more than 5 hours to kill, I used the chance to visit Sapporo JR Station and other local tourist attractions. First stop: Sapporo's Akarenga My first stop was  Hokkaido Government Office / Akarenga  but it was closed and seemed like it was undergoing maintenance work.  Sapporo Manhole Cover Next stop: Sapporo Clock Tower Inside Sapporo Clock Tower I then headed to the  Sapporo C

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