Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Okurayama Observatory

Okurayama Observatory
basic information

The 90 meter ski jump competitions of the Winter Olympics 1972 were held in the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium.

Nowadays, when the stadium is not being used for world cup or other ski jump events, the Okurayama Observatory at the top of the hill can be accessed via a chair lift (500 Yen, 8:30-18:00, shorter hours Nov-Mar) for spectacular views of Sapporo.

At the foot of the jump hill stands the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum (600 Yen, 9:00-18:00, shorter hours Nov-Apr) with exhibits about the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics and winter sports in general, including ski jump, bobsled, biathlon and speed skate simulators.

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