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【Hokkaido】Mount Moiwa Observation Deck|A Complete Travel Guide

Mount Moiwa Observation Deck

When visiting Sapporo, a trip to Mount Moiwa Observation Deck should definitely be on your itinerary. This stunning observation deck provides visitors with a breathtaking view of the city, as well as a unique experience that is hard to find anywhere else.

  • Renowned as one of the top 3 beautiful night views of Japan
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Sapporo City
  • Visit the unique “Bell of Happiness” and make a wish
Mount Moiwa Ropeway in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Attraction
Mount Moiwa Observation Deck

Mount Moiwa Ropeway transport system has been opened since 1958 to provide a easier way to reach the mountain’s summit year-round. The observation deck was renovated in 2011 and now features a modern design that offers visitors a stunning view of the city.

Mount Moiwa Ropeway in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▲ Entrance
Mount Moiwa Ropeway in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▲ Mount Moiwa Ropeway Ticket

Visitors will take a ropeway up the mountain, which provides stunning views of the surrounding forest as well as the city. Once at the top, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck.

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▲ Mount Moiwa Ropeway
Mount Moiwa
▲ Mount Moiwa Ropeway

The observation deck sits atop Mount Moiwa, which is a 531-meter high mountain in Sapporo. This means that visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from high above, with nothing obstructing their view.

The view from the top of Mount Moiwa Observation Deck is truly special. Visitors can see the city of Sapporo and its surrounding areas, including the beautiful Ishikari Bay. The observation deck offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, making it an ideal place for photography enthusiasts.

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▲ Mount Moiwa Observation Deck
Mount Moiwa Observation Deck in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▲ Mount Moiwa Observation Deck
Mount Moiwa Observation Deck in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▲ Mount Moiwa Observation Deck
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▲ Mount Moiwa Observation Deck

The observation deck also houses the “Bell of Happiness,” which is a unique attraction at Mount Moiwa Observation Deck that has become increasingly popular over the years. It is a bell-shaped monument located at the observation deck, and visitors can ring the bell to make a wish and bring good luck to themselves or their loved ones.

Mount Moiwa Observation Deck in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▲ Bell of Happiness
Mount Moiwa Observation Deck in Sapporo, Hokkaido
▲ Bell of Happiness

Plan Your Visit

  • Admission fee: JPY 2,100 for adult; JPY 1,050 for child
  • Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Dec to Mar); 10:30 – 22:00 (Apr to Nov)

Getting Here

  • By tram: Ropeway Iriguchi Station
  • Take the shuttle bus at Mt. Moiwa Shuttle Bus Stop
  • Take the ropeway to the top of Mount Moiwa
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Travel Tips

  • Visit the observation deck during sunset and stay until evening to witness the stunning night view of Sapporo City.
  • Dress warmly, especially during winter, as temperatures can drop significantly at the summit.
  • Don’t forget to ring the “Bell of Happiness” and make a wish for good luck!

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