Onuma Park (大沼公園) is designated as a quasi-national park and Southern Hokkaido’s most popular resort. From the late 19th-century, Hakodate’s expats have been visit O-numa for recreation.
With the double-peaked volcano of Koma-ga-take as a backdrop, the park is great place for picnics, cycling, skiing and camping around the picturesque lake of O-numa.
The park can easily be visited for the day from Hakodate.


Onuma Park


3min walk from Onuma-koen Station

A good place to access Onuma Park is at the antiquated little Onuma-koen Station, about 300m from the lakeside square. Here you will find some nature trails over the islets, cruise ships and cafes. You can wander around the rim of O-numa along a 14km paved road by bicycle (70min).

Onuma Cruise


3min walk from Onuma-koen Station

To admire the beautiful scenery of the lakes and mountains, consider a 30-minute cruises from Onuma Park. You can rent rowboats and swan-shaped pedal boats. In winter, you can try wakasagi-tsuri (smelt fishing), sledding and snowmobiling on the frozen lake.

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park


15min by free shuttle bus from Onuma-koen Station

Southern Hokkaido’s best ski area, Hakodate Nanae Snow Park has superb mountain, lake and ocean views from the 4km-long slopes. Even non-skiers can ride the 3319m, Japan’s longest gondola (15min) to the summit, from where you can spend time at the scenic Peak Cafe (open autumn & winter). Full equipment ski rental is available.



Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel ♨︎


10min by free shuttle bus from Onuma-koen Station

Southern Hokkaido’s largest resort complex with outdoor leisure facilities, this hotel has luxury forest-view rooms, refined restaurants, garden-front onsen, a seasonal shopping mall and a morning market. Hokkaido Country Club offers scenic golf courses. Rental bikes are available in summer.

Hakodate Onuma
Tsuruga Resort EPUY ♨︎

函館大沼 鶴雅リゾート エプイ

3min walk from Onuma-koen Station

In a leafy location behind JR Onuma-koen Station, this Western-style resort hotel features open-air onsen and stylish restaurant with a botanical garden view. Don’t miss the wood deck on the scenic shore of Ko-numa.

Station Hotel Asahiya


1min walk from Onuma-koen Station

Right opposite JR Onuma-koen Station, this is Onuma Park’s most convenient location for travelers by train. Western- and Japanese-style rooms are standard, and can be easily reached to the lakeside on foot.


Getting There


Onuma-koen Station is serviced by the limited express train Super Hokuto between Hakodate (25min), Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (10min) and Sapporo (3hr).

Local trains run infrequently to Onuma-koen from Hakodate (45min) and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (20min). Note that local trains via Sawara branch line don’t go to Onuma-koen (get off the train at Onuma Station, from where it is a 15-minute walk to the lakeside).


Hakodate Bus operates three daily buses to Onuma-koen Station from Hakodate Station (70min) and Shikabe Kanketsusen-koen (34min). IC cards are available.

Getting Around


Cycling can be enjoyable around the lake. Bikes can be rented from Mori Shoten Poroto-kan (森商店ポロト館) in front of JR Onuma-koen Station.


Onuma International Exchange Plaza
Right beside JR Onuma-koen Station. Staff speak English and can arrange indoor or outdoor activities. There are also attractive local products and souvenirs.

Onuma-koen Station

大沼公園 | 오누마 코엔

Address:Onuma-cho, Nanae-cho, Hokkaido

Distance:28km from Hakodate