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Experience the History of the Sapporo Olympic Games.

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Experience the History of the Sapporo Olympic Games.

The Stories of the Winter Olympic Games held in this Northern Land.
The Sapporo Olympic Museum was established for the purpose of introducing the history and
development of winter sports through facilities where you can experience the excitement and
living memories of both the Olympics and Paralympics.
The legacy of the passion and great achievements
the participating athletes left to the city of Sapporo.
You can see displays of Olympic history, its spirit and the sections praising the great achievements of
the athletes while also getting a sense of the legacy it left to the city of Sapporo.
Experience the World of Professional Athletes.
There are six kinds of attractions where you can physically get a sense of the Olympic games
from the viewpoint of the athletes. You can enjoy the simulated world of winter sports
through the feeling of speed and flying.
A greeting from our Honorable Director, Masashi Abe
The Sapporo Olympic Museum,formerly known as The Sapporo Winter Sports Museum, was newly reopened on February 21st after a 4 month renovation period. I was appointed as the Honorable Director by Mayor Akimoto of Sapporo City, and respectfully assumed the position on February 7th.

Our facility was officially acknowledged and asked to join the Olympic Museum Network (OMN/The headquarters are located in Switzerland) last October, and we underwent ren-ovations in order to deepen our relationships and partnerships with other Olympic Muse-ums around the world.

Specific improvements to our renewed facility include a panoramic theater, which screens dynamic and exciting images o the Olympic Games, as well as exhibitions which show the development and holding of the Sapporo Winter Olympic Games of 1972. In addition, new displays introduce the origins of the ancient Olympics through to the devel-opment of the modern day Olympics and Paralympics and it's legacy through a succes-sion of host cities, and on to the next generations. Visitors can learn the history and phi-losophy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games through these exciting attractions.

With the co-operation of Olympians and Paralympians of Hokkaido, I would like to con-tribute the knowledge and experience of my professional carrier as an Olympic athlete and coach in order to introduce the excitement, passion and splendor of the Olympics and Paralympics to our children, who will inherit it's legacy into the next generation.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the future.

Honorable Director of
The Sapporo Olympic Museum
Masashi Abe

You can see exhibitions about the Olympics.

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Take-Off Timing

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Entrance Hall

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Panorama Theatre

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Olympic Spirit

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The Legacy of
the Sapporo 1972 Winter
Olympic Games

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Japanese Medal-Winning
Athletes Display Gallery

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Ski Jumping Okurayama

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Cross Country Skiing Race

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Bobsled Run

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Exhibitions ・Attractions

The Olympic spirit and the history of the Winter Olympics.
Enjoy attractions you can actually physically experience.

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Exhibitions ・Attractions

The Olympic spirit and the history of the Winter Olympics.
Enjoy attractions you can actually physically experience.

You can check the explanations of the exhibitions on each floor by clicking the button below.

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Panorama
Theatre
Spectacular images projected onto a huge circular wrap-around wall screen. Dynamic and impressive of the games showing the tradition and history of the Olympics, are projected in sequence. You will be drawn into the world of the Olympics.

Required Time:
approximately 5 minutes

Olympic
Spirit
How did the Olympics begin and how have they developed? The changes from the birth of the Ancient Olympics to the Modern Olympics are introduced on a big wall. Your viewpoint of the Olympics will change after learning about the meaning of the Olympic symbol and the Olympic spirit.

Required Time:
approximately 5 minutes

Olympic
Games
The history of the Winter Olympics, which began in 1924, is introduced with displays of successive medal designs and topics. The chronology of developments in equipment is also displayed. You can look back over the best parts of the 90 year history of the Winter Olympics.

Required Time:
approximately 7 minutes -

The Legacy of
the Sapporo 1972 Winter
Olympic Games
Looking back at the first Winter Olympic Games held in Asia. Included are highlights of the 11 days of the games, with photographs in the reconstructed Pradise Hütte, which was Japan’s first western style mountain cabin.

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The Imperial Family and Dr.Seishichi Ohno Ski Collection
This ski collection introduces the history of winter sports in Sapporo since the arrival of Prince Chichibu in Hokkaido. The collection includes the history of the International Miyasama Ski Games and other invaluable material from Prince Takamatsu and Dr. Seishichi Ohno. It is interesting just to see the changes of ski shapes and metal fittings of skis over each successive generation.

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approximately 5 minutes -

Japanese Medal-Winning Athletes Display Gallery
Equipment actually used by athletes is displayed. A very rare opportunity to see this sporting equipment up close. Why not think about the efforts and passion of the athletes who achieved these successes.

Required Time:
approximately 7 minutes -

Paralympic World
You will learn how the Paralympics were started and developed as a sporting event including the games and their rules of the Winter Paralympics, through its history explained on panels and in movies.The athletic equipment actually used by athletes is displayed.

Required Time:
approximately 7 minutes -

Learn the Hisory

Winter Sports Theatre
Enjoy dynamic video images portraying the history of the Olympics and the beauty and drama of the elite athletes of snow and ice.

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The History of Skiing
The sport of skiing started out in northern Europe and came to Japan during the Meiji Era where it was introduced in Sapporo. Find out more about how equipment has developed over the years by looking around these real-life exhibits.

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The History of Skating
Learn about the history of skating in Japan, believed to have its origins in the city of Sapporo. Learn and feel its history by actually touching real skates.

Required Time:
approximately 5 minutes -

Event Information Zone
Test your knowledge of winter sport event rules and see the equipment used in a range of events. You will understand how athletes compete under certain conditions.

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approximately 7 minutes -

Experience Ir For Yourself

Ski Jumping Okurayama
Position yourself at the top of the virtual reality hill, speed down the ramp, launch yourself into the sky and complete in a landing position. Your distance and score will be displayed.
(*only for people elementary school age and over)

Required Time:
approximately 2 minutes

Cross Country Skiing Race
Get a feel for the sport of cross country skiing, which is known as the marathon on snow. Position yourself side-by-side in front of the screen and battle it out with your friends or family to see who can finish first.

Required Time:
approximately 2 minutes

Bobsled Run
Feel what it’s like to hurtle down an ice-wall bobsled run at 130 km/h by riding on a 4 seat bobsleigh, shifting your weight left and right as you ride to turn the curves. Experience first-hand the world of speed lived by elite bobsledders.

Required Time:
approximately 2 minutes

Take-Off Timing
Experience the most important part of the sport of ski jumping-the timing of the take-off. Challenge yourself to become a jumping ace.

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approximately 1 minutes -

Ice Hockey Goal Keeper
Become a goal keeper and experience what it is like to block a shot at goal from a player on the screen. Stand in front of the goal and get a sense of its speed and power with a display of your skill and blocking ability.

Required Time:
approximately 3 minutes

Speed Skate Training
Test your endurance against an elite speed skater. Experience the world of speed skating on the slide board which is training equipment used by actual speed skaters.

Required Time:
approximately 2 minutes

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History of the Sapporo Olympic Games

Find out about 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic
Games with photos
portraying the city’s
development.

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History of the Sapporo Olympic Games

Find out about 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games with
photos portraying the city’s development.

The path to bring the Winter Olympics to Sapporo
The general meeting of establishing the Sapporo Olympic bid committee in 1966.
Mayor Harada, who returned from Italy with the successful bid to host the 11th Winter Olympic Games,
is seen attending the triumphant return parade. It was to be the first Winter Olympics in Asia.
The Winter Olympics were to be held in Sapporo in 1940, 32 years before 1972. However, due to the Japan-China War,
they were revoked. They continued to bid for the 10th and 11th Winter Olympics after World War Ⅱ.
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The sports stadiums continue to contribute to the development of
winter sports in Sapporo since the Olympics.
Various sports stadiums were built in Sapporo for the Olympics and they are still popular among citizens. Among them,
Okurayama Jump Stadium and Miyanomori Jump Stadium are popular as sightseeing spots as they allow panoramic
views of the city of Sapporo. Makomanai Open Stadium is known as the place of sporting events such as International
skate competitions, marathon races, etc.

Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium

(90 m jump : currently referred to as large hill)

Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium

(70 m jump: currently referred to as normal hill)

Sapporo City Mikaho Gymnasium

Sapporo City Tsukisamu Gymnasium

Makomanai Ice Arena

(currently Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena)

Makomanai Open Stadium

(currently Makomanai Sekisui Heim Stadium)

Mt.Teine

(Sappporo Teine)

The Legacy of the Sapporo Olympic Games
Stadiums were not the only things constructed for the 1972 Sapporo Olympics (11th Winter Olympic Games). Once the decision had been made to grant the city the games, infrastructure and transportation were also greatly enhanced and developed. These changes, developments, and facilities are still invaluable to the people of Sapporo today.

HokkaidoYouth Hall

(used as a Press Center)

Executive Event Operation Office

(currently Makomanai Junior High School)

Opening Sapporo Underground Shopping Centers

(1971)

Starting Sapporo-City Subway

(1971)

Hokkaido Kosei-Nenkin Hall

(1971) : currently Nitori Culture Hall

Maintenance of a central heating supply for the community

Olympic Village

(currently Makomanai Danchi-Complex)

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アクセス・詳細情報

You can check the address and detailed information about the museum.

  • 1274 Miyanomori, Chuo-ku,
    Sapporo-shi
    (Okurayama Jump Stadium)
  • TEL. 011-641-8585
    (Information desk)
    FAX. 011-641-8586
  • April 29 - November 3 :
    9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    November 4 - April 28 :
    9:30 am to 7:00 pm
    Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
  • The car park can accommodate up to 15 heavy vehicles and 113 general passenger vehicles.
    Parking charge is free.

Admission

Adults : 600 yen  Groups (15 or more people) : 540 yen
Junior high school students and under : Free of charge  65 years old and over : 450 yen
A person who has a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate,
or mental disability certificate : Free of charge  *Please show proof when entering.

Take the Tozai Line to Maruyama Koen Subway Station. From the No.2 exit, make your way to the Maruyama Bus Terminal. Take the No.14 bus (Araiyama Line) to Okurayama Kyogijyo Iriguchi Bus Stop (approx. 10 mins). The Sapporo Olympic Museum is approximately 10 mins walk from the bus stop.
* The museum is approximately 10mins from Maruyama Koen Subway Station by taxi and is approximately 20 mins from the center of Sapporo.