A 160m panorama-view of the northern dream. A magnificent 360° view of nature at its best from the 38th floor of the JR Tower.


Directly connected to JR Sapporo Station, the observatory is located on the top floor of JR Tower's tallest building in Hokkaido. 38 floors from the ground and 160m high, the majestic skyline view of Hokkaido spreads out 360 ° in all directions. The T CAFÉ, a cafe by day, and a bar at night and the TSHOP a souvenir shop with original goods available.

【Benefits, such as discounts】

Receive 10 "WELCOME COUPON" when you show your passport or the Hokkaido Rail Pass at the information desks in APIA, ESTA, paseo, SAPPORO STELLAR PLACE (limited to foreign travelers visiting Japan). One coupon worth 100yen OFF can be used for every 2,000yen (tax-included) purchases.
※Coupons not given at the information desk of T38.

In charge
In charge: T Lady
The clean, crisp air of Sapporo. Beautiful streets spreading out below, when you come to Sappore the Observatory is the first place you should go.

2.Facility Guide

Southern view daytime

Southern view daytime
Overlooking the south central part of Sapporo. Overlooking the attractions in Sapporo.

Southern view nighttime

Southern view nighttime
Overlooking the south central part of Sapporo. You can view the night view of the urban grid spreading out before your eyes and the neon glow of the entertainment district of Susukino.


T’CAFÉ, on the south side overlooking the center of Sapporo. Take a breath while viewing the cityscape.

T’CAFÉ(Café Menu)

T’CAFÉ(Café Menu)
Coffee, home-made cakes, baked confectioneries and other sweets can be enjoyed.

T’CAFÉ(Alcoholic Beverages)

T’CAFÉ(Alcoholic Beverages)
The bar at night: beer, cocktails, wine and other liquors can be enjoyed.


Offers a variety of merchandise such as JR and observatory original goods.

Restroom Views

Restroom Views
The concept gives an overwhelming sense of openness. In the men's restroom and the multipurpose restrooms, overlooking views from the window, creates of mood you can enjoy.


On the west side interior of the observatory are beautiful scenic mountains and rivers landscape ceramic relief of the from world-renown sculptor from Hokkaido, Takenobu Igarashi.

Information Floor

Information Floor
Ticket sales window. Brochures are available in various languages.

Sapporo Style Shop

Sapporo Style Shop
Nice products are available that are authenticated as Sapporo "style" in Sapporo. ※ The "Sapporo style" (brand) they say are products that came to be by those living in Sapporo and authenticated by the city of Sapporo as products that are very "Sapporo" like. The atmosphere is also enjoyable.

3.Points of Interest

4.T38 Information

JR East Tower 6F, kita 5 jo nishi 2 chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city Hokkaido

■Fixed holiday :Open year round
■Business Hours:
  • 10:00~23:00(Last entrance 22:30)
  • T'SHOP 10:00~21:00
  • T'CAFE 10:00~23:00(last order time FOOD 22:30/DRINK 22:45)
※Access guide to JR TOWER Observatory T38
【Nearest station】
  • JR Japan Rail
  • Directly connected to Sapporo Station
    From New Chitose Airport JR Rapid (Airport) 36 minutes
    From Asahikawa Station Super Express (L Tokkyu Kamui) 80 mins
    From Otaru Station JR Rapid (Airport) 28 mins
  • Subway
  • Nanboku Line / Toho Line --directly connected to Sapporo Station
  • Bus
  • Directly connected to Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
    Sapporo Station North Exit Bus Terminal--directly connected to JR Sapporo Station
    Front of Sapporo Station Sapporo Station—Tokyu Department Store south side 1-minute walk
【Guests arriving by car】
  • 2 hours free parking service
    You can receive free parking for up to two hours when you spend over 2,000 yen at the T'CAFÉ or T'SHOP on the 38th floor.Present your parking ticket to each shop staff at the register.
  • *One per one parking ticket. Cannot be used with multiple purchases.
  • *The entrance fee to the observatory does not apply to the free parking service.
【Taxi stop】
  • Sapporo Station South Exit / North Exit
Credit card that can be used


Language service
Staff (Information desk)Japanese
Ceiling hanging signJapanese, English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
T38 pamphletJapanese, English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
JR TOWER general pamphletJapanese, English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

5.Shopping center directly connected to Sapporo Station JR TOWER