Sapporo Station

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This article is about the station of JR Hokkaido. For the station of Sapporo Municipal Subway, see Sapporo Station (Sapporo Municipal Subway).
Sapporo Station
Sapporostation south.jpg
South side of the Sapporo Station
Prefecture Hokkaido
(See other stations in Hokkaido)
City Sapporo
Ward Chūō
Opened 1880
Rail services
Station number(s) 01
Operator(s) JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Hakodate Main Line
Chitose Line
Sasshō Line

Sapporo Station (札幌駅 Sapporo-eki?) is a railway station in Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It is served by Hakodate Main Line and other lines of Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido), and is also connected to the Sapporo Subway.

Sapporo Station is the starting point and terminus for the limited expresses of JR Hokkaido. It also has the tallest building (JR Tower) in Hokkaido. Sapporo station is developing into a commercial center as large as Ōdōri Park and Susukino.

Lines and trains[edit]

The following JR Hokkaido lines and trains pass through or terminate at Sapporo Station:


Sapporo Station consists of five platforms that are raised above street level. These raised platforms serve 10 tracks which run in an east-west direction. Two concourses run north-south below the platforms. It has a commercial facility called Paseo under the ground and JR Tower on the south side of the station.


1-4  Hakodate Main Line for Otaru and Teine
5-6  Chitose Line for Minami-Chitose and Shin-Chitose Kūkō
7-8  Hakodate Main Line for Ebetsu and Iwamizawa
9-10  Sasshō Line for Ishikari-Tōbetsu
 Hakodate Main Line for Ebetsu and Iwamizawa

Overnight sleeping car trains Cassiopeia, Hokutosei, and Hamanasu depart from platforms 3-6.

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hakodate Main Line
Sōen - Naebo
Chitose Line
Terminus Airport Rapid Shin-Sapporo
Terminus Local Naebo
Sasshō Line
Sōen - Terminus


A reduced-size replica of Sapporo Station 1908

Sapporo Station opened on 28 November 1880 as a terminus of the Horonai Railway.[1] A new station building was built in 1881 and it was enlarged as Sapporo developed.[citation needed] In 1908, the station building was rebuilt because of a fire in 1907. The restored building can be found in the Historical Village of Hokkaido in Nopporo Forest Park.[citation needed]

The third reconstruction was finished in 1951 and the Sapporo Subway was opened in 1971. An underground shopping center was started in 1972 and a commercial building was opened on the east side of the station in 1978.[citation needed]

With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR Hokkaido.[1]

The current building was built in 2003.[citation needed]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 43°04′07″N 141°21′02.8″E / 43.06861°N 141.350778°E / 43.06861; 141.350778


  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese) II. Japan: JTB. p. 816. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 

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