Mt. Moiwa, Spectacular Sapporo Sightseeing

  • SPOT
  • Mt. Moiwa (藻岩山 – Moiwa-San) is located in the center of Sapporo at 531 meter altitude. The summit of the mountain is the best sightseeing spot. There is an observation deck there which allows you to have a spectacular view of the city of Sapporo.

    The deck

    To get to the summit of the Mt. Moiwa, you can use Mt. Moiwa Ropeway that will transfer you from the feet of the mountain to the midway, you can enjoy the sightseeing while riding the ropeway, it is only about 5 minutes. From the midway, you can ride “Morris Car”, a unique mini cable car, to the observation deck in two minutes.

    Mt.Moiwa Ropeway

    • Hours
      Summer: 10:30 – 22:00 (*last departure 21:30)
      Winter: 11:00 – 22:00 (*last departure 21:30)
    • Riding capacity: 66 persons
    • Round trip: General 1,100 yen, group (15 persons or more) 880 yen
    • One way: General 600 yen, group (15 persons or more) 480 yen

    Morris Car

    • Riding capacity: 30 persons
    • Round trip: General 600 yen, group (15 persons or more) 480 yen
    • One way: General 300 yen, group (15 persons or more) 240 yen
    Moimoi Shop

    There is also shop with various souvenirs that can be found only in this place. One of the most popular items is “love of the padlock” which is available in the Star Hall. You can write any commemoration message on the padlock and leave it on the third floor of the summit observatory.

    Location: Moiwa hillside station second floor

    Restaurant “THE JEWELS”

    “The Jewels” is a casual French restaurant at the summit of Mt. Moiwa with spectacular night view. The concept of the restaurant is to “create precious memories with the loved ones, anniversary restaurant”, so it is suitable for couples. Enjoying your food with the panoramic night view behind the glass wall will be a great experience.