Sapporo Station

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

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The south side of Sapporo Station in October 2009
LocationChūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Operated byJR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
ConnectionsST Logo.svg Subway Sapporo Station
Other information
Station code01
Opened28 November 1880
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 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 trainsEdit

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 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

Adjacent stationsEdit

« 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
Sōen   Local   Naebo
Chitose Line
Terminus   Limited Express Ōzora   Shin-Sapporo
Terminus   Limited Express Super 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.[2] 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.[2]

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 areaEdit

APIA underground Shopping Arcade

Sapporo station bus terminalEdit

Highway busesEdit

See alsoEdit

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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ 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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