Category: Sapporo & Around

Moerenuma Park Art Scene

(モエレ沼公園) Approximately 10km northeast of the center, this grand-scale artistic park was designed by the world-famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi in 1988. At that time, the marsh of Moere-numa was a dreary waste disposal site, but finally it completed in 2005.…

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Okura-yama Jump Stadium

Okura-yama Jump Stadium (大倉山ジャンプ競技場) is Japan’s most famous ski jump stadium built and donated by the industrialist Okura Kishichiro in 1931 that hosted the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics. The chairlift (8.30am-6pm 29 Apr-3 Nov, 9am-5pm 4 Nov-28 Apr; Closed ski…

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Maruyama Park and Hokkaido Jingu

Hugging the gentle mountains and forest, the leafy Maruyama Park has a nice shrine, zoo, baseball and ski jump stadiums. English missionary to the Ainu people John Batchelor (1855-1944) wrote ‘the most exhilarating promenade in the neighborhood of Sapporo’ in…

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