Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill Hitsujigaoka 1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 062-0045
Take in a wonderful view of Sapporo from one of Hokkaido’s oldest landmarks – the Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill. There, you can also learn more about Dr Clark, the man who established the first agricultural college, now known as Hokkaido University – one of Japan’s top universities!
In the Summer, we loved coming here to enjoy lamb BBQ and in Autumn, grilled Pacific Saury which is very famous in Hokkaido. As we are looking over Sapporo, we dreamt of what we’ll do in the future. This is definitely a must go as it’s beautiful in every season.
In the colder months, we come here to enjoy snow shoeing, and other activities. Another great thing is that it doesn’t get overly crowded. Even in the busy season.
As recalled by one of the students, Masatake Oshima, after saying his farewells, Clark shouted, "Boys, be ambitious!"
Today sheep are reared on the observation hill. If you come in spring, you can watch the workers shear the sheep.
In winter you may not see sheep, but you can enjoy many fun outdoor activities!
Put on a pair of skis and enjoy some cross-country skiing while enjoying the panoramic views of Sapporo.
If skiing is not your thing, you can enjoy some delicious BBQ. These Pacific sauries are the best in Japan.