Tag: Park

Obihiro Midorigaoka Park

A 15-minute walk south of JR Obihiro Station along Koen-odori, the 50-hectare Midorigaoka Park (緑ヶ丘公園: opened in 1929) was the site of old Tokachi Prison (十勝監獄) founded in 1893. There are museums, sculptures, a zoo and a wildflower garden. You…

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Parks and Gardens in Asahikawa

Kaimono Koen Japan’s first pedestrian street (developed in 1972) heading north from the train station, Kaimono Koen (買物公園) is lined with shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, as well as a hundred of bronze sculptures. Near the north end of the…

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Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Park (大沼公園) is Southern Hokkaido’s most popular and picturesque resort that is designated as a quasi-national park. The volcanic mountain Koma-ga-take and its peaceful lakes offer good for cruise, camping, cycling and hiking. This park can easily be visited…

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Hakodate Goryokaku Park

Goryokaku (五稜郭) was Japan’s first Western-style fort built in 1864, but it was deserted after the last battle of Boshin civil war of 1869. The remains of the fort, such as water moats and stone foundation walls, has been developed…

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Takino Suzuran Hillside Park

About 20km south of Sapporo Station, the city’s largest recreation park (国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園) is a great playground for kids. The pleasant hillside area has flower gardens (tulip, lily, lavender and cosmos), adventure playgrounds, park golf courses, waterfalls, walking and cycle paths…

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Sapporo Art Park: Geijutsu-no-mori

On a hillside forest setting, Sapporo Art Park (札幌芸術の森: Geijutsu-no-mori) contains the modern exhibition halls and workshops. The main attraction is open-air Sapporo Sculpture Garden (9.45am-5pm late Apr-early Nov; ¥700) with 74 unique works by Japanese famous artists and Norway’s…

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