Old Hokkaido Government Office Building, Akarenga

Old Hokkaido Government Office Building, Akarenga

16 Jun 2021
GPS: 43.063939089090866, 141.34797223652137
Old Hokkaido Government Office Building (Akarenga - Red Brick Building)

Phone: 011-204-5019 (Hokkaido Cho – Weekdays 8:45 to 5:30pm – Japanese)
011-204-5000 (Hokkaido Prefectural Government Main Office Sat, Sun & Holidays)

Address: North 3 West 6, Central Ward, Sapporo

Fee: Free

Open: 8:45am to 6pm

Closed: The end and beginning of the year.

URL: https://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ss/ssa/akachare/top.html

43.063939089090866, 141.34797223652137
43.063939089090866, 141.34797223652137

GPS: 43.063939089090866, 141.34797223652137

You can see the exterior of the building but can not go inside until renovation work is completed in 2022.

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No free parking


It’s an 8-minute walk from Sapporo Station, if you use the Subway, Namboku Line, Toho Line, or JR Line.

It’s a 9-minute walk from Odori Station, if you use the Subway, Namboku Line, Tozai Line, or Toho Line.

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The Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Red Brick Office)

Heading west on Kita Sanjo Dori, you’ll see the old Hokkaido Government Office Building, known by the nickname “red brick,” standing as the street comes to a dead end. The former Hokkaido Government office building was used for approximately 80 years until a new government office was built. Constructed in 1888, the building is an example of American neo-baroque architecture. Architectural details such as the warped glass created in the Meiji Period and the heat-retaining double doors stored in an ornamental frame exude functional beauty. The building and its free historical exhibits about Hokkaido are open to the public. We recommend asking the volunteer staff for explanations about the building to appreciate its depth.



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