Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill was developed as a former national cattle breeding station. It is a home to over 2000 sheep, from which the place name "Hitsujigaoka" derives. Hitsujigaoka is a pioneer in sheep-breeding and wool-making.
Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill is located on the upper side of the hill; here you can get a bird’s eye view of the plain. Even today, you can see sheep grazing here; the other attraction of the park is the statue of Dr. William Clark, the pioneer of the development of Hokkaido. Along the state road 36, you can appreciate larch and poplar trees.
Business hours are from 8:30 till 18:00 between May and June, 8:30 till 19:00 between July and September, 9:00-17:00 between October and April.
Train: From Fukuzumi Station, take a bus going to Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, get off at the last stop. Alternatively, from Sapporo Station or Hiragishi Station, take a bus going to Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill (summer only).
Car: 30 minutes from Sapporo Station, 1 hour from Shin-Chitose Airport.
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|Sights||Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill (さっぽろ羊ケ丘展望台)|
Hokkaido, Sapporo, Toyohira-ku, Hitsujigaoka 1
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 011-851-3080|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 520yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill