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Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium

Mt.Okura Ski Jump StudiumMt.Okura Ski Jump Studium is a studium for ski jump. (Mt.Okura is called "Okurayama" in Japanese.)
It is located about 6 km in Miyanomori area west of central Sapporo.
The studium is on eastern slope of Mount Okura 307 meters high.

Prince Chichibu (1922-1953), Emperor Showa's brother, was a sportsman.
In 1928, he visited Sapporo and climbed Mount Teine to the west of Sapporo.
In a lodge of the mountain, he made a suggestion to built this studium.
He thought that the existance of a large ski jump studium with international specification led to the successful bid to host the Winter Olympic Games.

Then, Baron Kishichiro Okura put a lot of his own money into the construction the new studium.
The studium was completed in 1931, and was opened in 1932.
At that time, this studium was named "Okura Schanze". ("Schanze" means "ski jump studium in Germany.)

In 1972, Sapporo host a Winter Olympic Games, at last.
And this studium was used as the venue of the ski jumping of 90-meter class.

Currently, this studium is for "large hill competition".
And, one or two competitions of World Cup are held every year.
Additionally, there is the "Miyanomori studium" for "normal hill competition" about 1 km south of here.

You can visit the starting point by lift.
And, there is "Winter Sports Museum" at the foot of the studium.

Okurayama Observatory official website

How to get to here

By subway

  1. Get off at subway station "Maruyama koen" on Tozai line.
  2. Then, by route bus, about 10 minutes for "Okurayama Jump Kyogijo iriguchi".

Mount Okura Ski Jump Studium In winter
The view at the starting point Flying jumper
Winter Sports Museum Inside of the museum
All photos by Sapporo City

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