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The new JR Sapporo Station is the definitely the city's most noticeable change in recent years. It is a huge complex, a far cry from the old train station.
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This is Minami-guchi or the South Exit. On the far right is the JR Tower.
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Sapporo Station is nicknamed "Satsu-eki."
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Sapporo Station front and center on the south side.
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One of the entrances to Sapporo Station on the south side.
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This symbolic sculpture has been retained from the old Sapporo Station.
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Sculpture in front of Sapporo Station, south exit.
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See the same sculpture in front of the old Sapporo Station, which really was a train station with almost none of the shops and restaurants found in the new station building.
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Daimaru Dept. Store on the west side. Notice the entrance sign celebrating the 5th anniversary of the new train station.
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JR Tower
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Also on the south side of Sapporo Station is this countdown display for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit to be held in early July 2008.
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Sapporo Station Kita-guchi or North Exit.
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Bus stops on the north side of Sapporo Station.
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Sapporo Station, North Exit.
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Sapporo Station's North Entrance has a sculpture and water fountain.
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Sapporo Station's North Entrance has a sculpture and water fountain.
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View from Sapporo Station's North Exit
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Inside Sapporo Station building
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Tourist information office inside Sapporo Station. Very spacious with numerous racks or tourist pamphlets.
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Waiting area in Sapporo Station.
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Sapporo Station train platform. The platform looks dark (black) since entire station is covered. The ceiling is black. The roof is also a parking lot.
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Train platform in Sapporo Station. Well protected from snow.
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Above the train platforms is this roof and parking lot.
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View of Sapporo Station's north side from JR Tower. Admission to JR Tower lookout deck on the 38th floor is 700 yen.
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View of Sapporo Station's north side from JR Tower.
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View of Sapporo Station's north side from JR Tower.
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View of Sapporo Station's south side from JR Tower.
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View of Sapporo Station's west side from JR Tower.
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View of Sapporo Station's west side from JR Tower. See the roof of Daimaru Dept. Store.
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View of Sapporo Station's west side from JR Tower.
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JR Tower lookout deck (temboshitsu) called JR Tower Observatory T38. JRタワー展望室
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View from JR Tower looking south toward Odori Park.
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View from JR Tower looking south toward Odori Park. Sapporo TV Tower on the left.
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View from JR Tower toward Hokkaido University.
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View from JR Tower looking east.
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View from JR Tower looking east.
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Toilet with a view in JR Tower
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Urinal with a view in JR Tower
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On the west side is Kinokuniya Bookstore.
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Elevated train tracks on west side.
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Yodobashi Camera store on west side of Sapporo Station.2 comments
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Yodobashi, Hokkaido's largest camera and electronics store.
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