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Ishikari City Travel | Things to Do

The city of Ishikari is a seaside escape from Sapporo. Hokkaido’s longest river Ishikari-gawa comes here from Daisetsuzan National Park. The coastal Route 231 for Rumoi passes through the fishing villages and beaches. This city is also known as the birthplace of Ishikari-nabe (salmon and vegetables hot pot).


PRACTICAL TIPS

Location 25km north of Sapporo

Population 58,000

Highlights Hamanasu-no-oka Park

Tourist Information Ishikari Tourism Center (石狩市観光センター): 107 Oyafune-cho / 8.45am-6pm / www.ishikari-kankou.net


01 SCENIC COAST

Hamanasu-no-oka Park

はまなすの丘公園 / Hama-machi / 24hrs / FREE

A wilderness sand spit between the ocean and river, you will see hamanasu (rugosa roses) from June to August. The 1892 red-and-white Ishikari Lighthouse is the city’s landmark. The Hamanasu-no-oka Visitor Center (9am-6pm 29 Apr-Aug, 9am-5pm Sep-3 Nov) has a shop with observation deck. Especially the sunset scenery is emotional. It is a 15-minute walk north of Ishikari terminus along the embankment.



ISHIKARI CITY MAP


GETTING THERE

From the Chuo Bus Sapporo terminal, take an hourly bus for Ishikari (石狩: 1hr).


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