Former Hokkaido Government Office is western style building which was built in 1888 and was the center of government administration of Hokkaido in the early years of the development Read more [...]
Hokkaido Shrine is a Shinto Shrine within Maruyama Park in Chuo (central) Sapporo. Hokkaido Shrine enshrines the soul of Emperor Meiji and a famous explorer of Hokkaido, Mamiya Rinzo. Hokkaido Shrine was constructed in 1871, but was initially given the name of Sapporo Shrine. In 1964 the soul of Emperor Meiji was enshrined and the building was renamed Hokkaido Shrine. In 1974 the building was destroyed by fire, but was rebuilt in 1978.