Do you know where this place is? This is Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation hill (札幌羊ケ丘展望台). It is located the center of Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido. You can see great landscapes of vast fields with flocks of sheep and you can have a great view of Ishikari from the top of this hill. In this area, there are some monuments which represent Sapporo, the main monument is statue of Dr. Clark. There is also a white chapel called “Sapporo Branch Birch Chapel”. Sapporo HItsujigaoka Observation Hill is one of the most popular tourist spots in Sapporo. Here, I want to tell you about the three main attractions. After reading this article, you will surely want to go there!
First of all, you can have great views from the top. This spot is located in the center of Sapporo, so you can see all of the city. When the weather is fine, the view is most beautiful, you should check the weather before you go. The daytime views are great, but the view of sunset is most wonderful. If you can see the sunset, you will feel lucky and it will surely move you!
The front of Dr. Clark’ statue is the best spot for taking pictures. Many travellers strike a pose same to Dr.Clark’s statue when taking pictures with it. Dr. William Smith Clark, the father of Hokkaido pioneers, his right arm is raised in his characteristic pose as he points “toward the eternal truth which lies far in the distance”, with a deep feeling of ambition towards that goal.
Hitsujigaoka Observation hill also has vast fields with the flocks of sheep. In fact, the name of Hitsujigaoka（羊ケ丘）literally means sheep hill. You can see only see sheep in warm seasons, never in winter, so keep that in minf. Also, you can try delicious Genghis Khan, grilled mutton dish, which is a famous local Hokkaido food.