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Country  Japan
City  Sapporo
Postal  006-8612
Population  141,291 (2014)
Prefecture  Hokkaidō
Established  November 6, 1989
Area  56.77 km²
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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Teine-ku, Sapporo (手稲区、札幌) is one of the 10 wards in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. The ward is located in northwest of Sapporo, which is neighboured to three other wards in Sapporo and two cities. The area was established as one of the wards in Sapporo in 1989, when it was split from Nishi-ku, Sapporo.


Map of Teine Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


According to the jūminhyō (registry of current residential addresses and figures) in 2008, 138,570 people are living in Teine-ku. The total area of the ward is 56.92 km², which is the 6th largest ward in Sapporo. Surrounded by a rich natural environment, Teine-ku has a number of mountain ranges and rivers including Mount Teine, whose height is 1,023.7 metres.

It is adjacent to three other wards in Sapporo: Kita-ku, Nishi-ku, and Minami-ku, and two cities: Ishikari, and Otaru.

The name Teine is derived of a word "teyne-i" in Ainu language, which means a "marsh" or "wet place". It is currently written as "手稲" in kanji, which is respectively translated as "hand" for "手" and "rice plant" for "稲".


In 1872, Teine Village was established after being split from Hassamu Village. The village was later divided into two villages (Kami-Teine village and Shimo-Teine village) in 1874. The Garuishi Kidō, a Horsecar company, has established and laid horsecar line, which was abolished in 1940.

The area was reorganized as Teine Town in 1951. It was merged into Sapporo City in 1967, and also merged into Nishi-ku in 1972, when Sapporo was listed as one of the cities designated by government ordinance. In 1989, Teine-ku was established after being split from Nishi-ku.


  • Hokkaido University of Science
  • Hokkaido College of Pharmacy
  • College

  • Hokkaido Automotive Engineering College
  • High schools

  • Hokkaido Sapporo Teine High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Touun High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Asukaze High School
  • Transportation

  • Hakodate Main Line: Hoshimi - Hoshioki - Inaho - Teine - Inazumi-Kōen
  • Sasson Expressway: Sapporo-nishi IC - Teine IC - Kanayama PA
  • Route 5
  • 1972 Winter Olympics

    The 1972 Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo, and Mount Teine hosted the alpine skiing (giant slalom and slalom only), bobsleigh, and luge events.


    Teine-ku, Sapporo Wikipedia

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