Sapporo Station

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Sapporo Station

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The south side of Sapporo Station in October 2009
General information
LocationChūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Operated byJR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
ConnectionsST Logo.svg Subway Sapporo Station
Structure typeElevated
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
Station code01
Opened28 November 1880; 141 years ago (1880-11-28)
FY201595,288 daily
Sapporo Station is located in Hokkaido
Sapporo Station
Sapporo Station
Location within Hokkaido
Sapporo Station is located in Japan
Sapporo Station
Sapporo Station
Sapporo Station (Japan)

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 Subway Sapporo Station.

Sapporo Station is the starting point and terminus for most limited express services operated by 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. The station is also planned to become a new high-rise building and a terminal station of the Hokkaido Shinkansen that is scheduled to open in 2029 or 2031.

As of August 2022, platform reassignments are scheduled to take place on 16 October of that year. Due to construction of the Hokkaido Shinkansen extension to Sapporo, Platform 11 will open for passengers while Platform 1 will be discontinued.[2] The new platform can accommodate trains up to six cars long.


1-3  Hakodate Main Line for Teine and Otaru
4  Chitose Line for Minami-Chitose and New Chitose Airport
 Sasshō Line (Gakuen Toshi Line) for Ishikari-Tōbetsu
5-6  Chitose Line for Minami-Chitose and New Chitose Airport
7-8  Hakodate Main Line for Ebetsu and Iwamizawa
9-10  Hakodate Main Line for Ebetsu and Iwamizawa
 Sasshō Line (Gakuen Toshi Line) for Ishikari-Tōbetsu

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hakodate Main Line
Terminus   Limited Express Sōya   Iwamizawa
Terminus   Limited Express Okhotsk   Iwamizawa
Terminus   Limited Express Lilac   Iwamizawa
Terminus   Limited Express Kamui   Iwamizawa
Kotoni   Rapid Airport   Shiroishi
Kotoni   Rapid Niseko Liner   Terminus
Sōen   Local   Naebo
Chitose Line
Terminus   Limited Express Hokuto   Shin-Sapporo
Terminus   Limited Express Ōzora   Shin-Sapporo
Terminus   Limited Express Tokachi   Shin-Sapporo
Terminus   Special Rapid Airport   Shin-Sapporo
Kotoni   Rapid Airport   Shiroishi
Terminus   Local   Naebo
Sasshō Line
Sōen   Local   Terminus


A reduced-size replica of Sapporo Station 1908 (Historical Village of Hokkaido)

Sapporo Station opened on 28 November 1880 as a terminus of the Horonai Railway.[3] 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.[3]

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

Overnight sleeping car trains Cassiopeia, Hokutosei, and Hamanasu served the station prior to their discontinuation.

Surrounding area[edit]

APIA underground Shopping Arcade

Sapporo station bus terminal[edit]

Highway buses[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. ^ "JR Hokkaido – Railway Lines in Sapporo Area" (PDF). JR Hokkaido. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. ^ Kinoshita, Kenji (17 August 2022). "JR北海道、札幌駅11番ホーム(6両対応)10/16使用開始 - 1番線は廃止" [JR Hokkaido, Sapporo Station Platform 11 (for 6 cars) Starts use on 10/16 - Platform 1 will be abolished.]. MyNavi corporation (in Japanese). Japan. Archived from the original on 18 August 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  3. ^ 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). Vol. II. Japan: JTB. p. 816. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "北海道中央バス". (in Japanese). Hokkaido Chuo bus. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  5. ^ "札幌・旭川・増毛・留萌・羽幌・遠別・豊富|沿岸バス株式会社". (in Japanese). Engan Bus. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "都市間高速バス | 道南バス株式会社". (in Japanese). Donan Bus. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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