Okurayama Viewing Point

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Okurayama Jump Stadium

Okurayama Jump Stadium photograph

Sapporo, with a population of 1.9 million people, is the largest city in the northern regions. Okurayama features views from the city of Sapporo all the way to the far horizon, and is renowned for its ski jump stadium that was used at the Winter Olympics held in Sapporo in 1972. The area currently includes modern facilities that make it possible to perform ski jumps during the summer and at night, and is also the location of many international competitions.

Visitors can take the ski lift to the peak, where there is a viewing lounge at an elevation of 300 meters that provides panoramic views of the city of Sapporo, the Ishikari Plain, and Ishikari Bay. It is also an ideal location to view the start line of the ski jump right before your eyes - looking directly down at the steep slope of the approach will certainly give you an idea of how the skiers are feeling when they begin their jumps!

Okurayama Ski Jump

The Okurayama Ski Jump was the stage for the 90 meter jump (currently referred to as “large hill") competition at the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Sapporo. It features modern facilities that make it possible to practice ski jumping in the summer or at night in addition to winter jumping. The Okurayama Ski Jump is the seasonal home of many international competitions, and top class jumpers from all over the world have set records here.

The ski jump is open to the public on days when competitions and official practices are not being held, and visitors can ascend to the peak of the mountain on the double lift. There, they can experience the unimaginable steep approach and the intensity of the sport while also enjoying spectacular scenery.

Okurayama Ski Jump scenic photograph

Records are set here in the midst of the natural world

Double Lift

A five-minute ride on the ski lift brings you to the top of the mountain, during which time you can catch a glimpse of what it's like to be a ski jumper. The viewing lounge at the far top of the mountain comes steadily closer, and the steeply sloping approach stretches out along one side. Seeing the takeoff point at such a close distance will surely give you a taste of what it's like to ski jump, as well as what it feels like to be an athlete.

Looking back once you have reached the top of the lift, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city of Sapporo. This refreshing experience will probably make you wish that the climb would last forever!

Okurayama double lift photograph

The scenery of Sapporo spreads out before you

Viewing Lounge

The viewing lounge is the place to look directly down at Odori Park, and also see many other Sapporo landmarks such as Sapporo Dome and Hokkaido University. You can enjoy panoramic views of Ishikari Plain, Ishikari Bay, and the mountains in the distance. The changing seasons and the streetscapes of Sapporo combine to create a truly beautiful picture.

In addition, from the viewing point atop the roof you can see the normal hill (K-spot of 90 meters) Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium, and experience the magnificent scenery from the viewpoint of a ski jumper.

Okurayama Viewing Point photograph

From the viewing point, look right down on the starting line
and the distant Ishikari Plain

Lift Fees

  Adults Children
Round trip ¥500 ¥300
One-way ¥250 ¥150
Group (15 people or more) ¥450 ¥270

* “Adults" refers to people of junior high school age or older, and “children" refers to people of or below elementary school age.

* One small child (less than elementary school age) per adult (guardian) will be admitted for no charge.

Hours

Period Hours
 April 21 - April 30 9:00am - 5:00pm
 May 1 - October 31 8:30am - 6:00pm
November 1 - April 7 9:00am - 5:00pm
 April  8 - April 20 Closed

* Business hours vary on days with jumping competitions or official practices. Please contact us for more information.

Location

By public transportation
* Burari Sapporo Kanko Bus (JR Sapporo Station Okurayama)
From late April until early November
For more information, please visit the JR Hokkaido Bus website
* From Exit 2 of Maruyama Koen Station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai Line
Take the JR Bus (Maru 14) on the Araiyama Line from the Maruyama Bus Terminal and get off at Okurayama Kyogijo Iriguchi (time required: 10 – 15 minutes; bus fare: ¥200).
The Okurayama Jump Stadium is about ten minutes by foot from the bus stop.
By taxi
* Approximately ten minutes from Maruyama Koen Station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai Line (about ¥1,200)
* Approximately twenty minutes from central Sapporo (about ¥2,000)
Parking
Free parking is available (regular vehicles: 113 spaces, large vehicles: 15 spaces)

* Parking for regular vehicles may not be available due to regulations in place on days with official practices or competitions. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Information

Okurayama Information Center (inside the Jump Stadium)

1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi Okurayama (Location / Map)
Telephone: 011-641-8585

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