The former Hokkaido Government Office Building is an imposing figure. The red brick structure is known affectionately locally as merely “the red brick office building.” Impressively, the building was the home of Hokkaido’s local government for around 80 years, until its current office was built.
The former government building was built in 1888 (Meiji Year 21), in the style of American neo-baroque architecture. The building is currently open to the public, free of charge. Inside, visitors are treated to a wealth of resources about the history and culture of Hokkaido. There are many volunteer staff on site, ready to provide information about the building and the region.
Address: 6 Chome Kita 3 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0003
Airport: New Chitose Airport
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Gorgeous Sakura tree, guardian of a hillside tea plantation
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
Cherry blossoms and Field Mustard in full bloom on the river bank
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
Discover the healing powers of Okinawa’s most sacred “power spot”
Taste the natural wonder of Yakushima Island
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district