Sapporo Clock Tower is a clock tower situated in the heart of Sapporo. Its construction began in 1878, and was a symbol of westernization in the 19th century and of the beginning of major development in Hokkaido. The chimes of the tower has continued for over a hundred years and has become a symbol of Sapporo. The tower's construction style is simple: white and using wood. The clock at the top has four clock faces.