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The south side of Sapporo Station in October 2009
|Location||Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido|
|Operated by||JR Hokkaido|
|Connections||Subway Sapporo Station|
|Opened||28 November 1880|
|Passengers (FY2015)||95,288 daily|
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
The following JR Hokkaido lines and trains pass through or terminate at Sapporo Station:
- ■■ Hakodate Main Line
- Okhotsk limited express (Sapporo – Abashiri)
- Super Sōya limited express (Sapporo – Wakkanai)
- Sarobetsu limited express (Sapporo – Wakkanai)
- Kamui (train) limited express (Sapporo – Asahikawa)
- Lilac (train) limited express (Sapporo – Asahikawa)
- Ishikari Liner semi-rapid service (Otaru – Sapporo – Takikawa)
- Niseko Liner rapid service (Rankoshi, Kutchan – Sapporo)
- ■ Chitose Line
- ■ Sasshō Line (Gakuen Toshi Line)
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 terminal station of the Hokkaido Shinkansen that is scheduled to open in 2031.
|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|
|Hakodate Main Line|
|Sōen (S02)||-||Naebo (H02)|
|Terminus||Airport Rapid||Shin-Sapporo (H05)|
Sapporo Station opened on 28 November 1880 as a terminus of the Horonai Railway. A new station building was built in 1881 and it was enlarged as Sapporo developed. 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.
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.
The current building was built in 2003.
- Subway Sapporo Station
- Sapporo station Bus Terminal
- National Route 5, (to Hakodate)
- Hokkaido Development Bureau building
- Hokkaido University
- Hokkaido Police Headquarters
- Sapporo Central Post Office
- Sapporo 1 building, (Sapporo Government Office building)
- Sapporo agricultural cooperative association (JA Sapporo), Chuo branch
- Sapporo JR Tower
- Sapporo Stellar Place, shopping mall
- Daimaru store, Sapporo branch
- Sapporo Cinema Frontier
- Sapporo Esta, shopping center
- Tokyu Department Store, Sapporo branch
- Asty 45, building
- PASEO, shopping center
- APIA, shopping center
- Hotel New Otani Sapporo
Sapporo station bus terminal
- Iwamizawa; For Iwamizawa Station
- Mikasa; For Iwamizawa Station and Mikasa
- Bibai; For Bibai Station
- Furano; For Iwamizawa, Sunagawa, Higashi-Takikawa Station, Akabira Station, Ashibetsu Station, and Furano Station
- Kuriyama; For Kurisawa Station and Kuriyama Station
- Yubari; For Kuriyama Station, Shikanotani Station, and Yūbari Station
- Takikawa; For Takikawa Station
- Shintotsukawa; For Takikawa and Shintotsukawa
- Rumoi; For Takikawa, Fukagawa, and Rumoi Station
- Asahikawa; For Asahikawa Station
- Engaru; For Shirataki and Engaru Station
- Nayoro; For Wassamu Station, Kenbuchi, Shibetsu, Fūren Station, and Nayoro Station
- Ryuhyo Monbetsu; For Takinoue and Monbetsu
- Haboro; For Mashike Station, Rumoi Station, Obira, Tomamae, Haboro, Shosanbetsu, Enbetsu, Teshio, and Toyotomi Station
- Muroran/Muroran Soccer/Hakucho; For Noboribetsu Station, Higashi-Muroran Station, and Muroran Station
- Tomakomai/Haskap; For Tomakomai Station and Tomakoma Ferry Terminal
- Hakodate; For Yakumo, Mori, Nanai Station, Goryōkaku Station, Hakodate Station, and Yunokawa Onsen
- Pegasus; For Mukawa, Tomikawa Station, Kiyohata Station, Shizunai Station, Hidaka-mitsuishi Station, and Urakawa Station
- Hidaka; For Mukawa, Tomikawa Station, Biratori, and Hidaka
- Date Liner; For Datemombetsu Station
- Otaru; For Otaru-Chikkō Station, Otaru Station
- Yoichi; For Ranshima Station, Yoichi Station, Umekawa, and Toyohama
- Shakotan; For Ranshima Station, Yoichi, Furubira, and Shakotan
- Iwanai; For Rashima, Yoichi, Kyōwa, and Iwanai
- Niseko; For Otaru Station, Yoichi, Niki, Kyowa, Kutchan, and Niseko
- Hiroo Santa; For Urakawa and Hiroo
- Erimo; For Hidaka-horobetsu Station, Samani Station, and Erimo
- Starlight Kushiro; For Shiranuka Station, Otanoshike Station, and Kushiro Station
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