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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  • As usual, typical people who comes to this place. But yess its very beatiful. No wonder everyone wants to be here. After visiting this place, we know that Hokkaido is a state and Sapporo is like...  more »
  • Nice park to walk around. I think there is a museum but its currently closed? So I was only able to wander around outside. I would go back again when the museum is reopened.  more »
  • It is pretty good, free tour of the building. Most exhibits only have descriptions in Japanese tho.
  • It's nice of Hokkaido government still open to public, however, the building itself has been worn out, if they can renovation or maybe charge for entry.
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