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8000 Cherry Trees and Marching Graves -Cherry Blossoms of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Ishikari-

April 16th, 2017

Toda Memorial Park Cemetery (戸田記念墓地公園) is a cemetery run by Soka Gakkai (創価学会) in Atsuta ward (厚田区), Ishikari city (石狩) located in the northeast part of Sapporo city. Mr. Seijo Toda (戸田城聖), the second-generation president of the Soka Gakkai, grew in Atsuta, and the Toda Memorial Park Cemetery was built in his memory. There are more than 54,000 graves on the site and the cemetery is large. About 8000 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry are planted and are in full bloom from early May to mid May. This is a religious facility, but everybody can enter freely in cherry blossom season. Admission free and a parking lot is free of charge.

Cherry Trees along Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari

There are a restraunt, rest stations and restrooms around Toda Memorial Open Space (戸田記念広場). The cherry blossoms can be seen along roads, and Okan Road (桜冠の道) and Oka Road (桜花の道) are highlights. By the way, the size and the material of all the graves are same, so views with marching graves are interesting.

Tunnel of Cherry Blossoms
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees around Open Space
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms and Graves
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms and Graves
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms of Yohino Cherry
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees along Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees and Gravestones
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Art like View
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees along Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Gravestones
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Okan Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees and Gravestones
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees and Gravestones
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Blossoms
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Oka Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Oka Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Oka Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Building and Cherry Tree
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees from Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Cherry Trees along Road
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
White Birches and Cherry Trees
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Restraunt Atsutatei and Parking Lot
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Toda Memorial Open Space
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Standing Figure of Josei Toda
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari
Toda Memorial Open Space
Toda Memorial Park Cemetery in Atsuta, Ishikari

Cherry Blossoms of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Cherry Blossoms of Toda Memorial Park Cemetery

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (more than 100 cars)
Business hours From April to November 09:00-17:00, From December to March 10:00-16:00
Regular closing day Tuesday and New year holiday
Telephone number +81-133-77-2321
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 514 564 151*75

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Atsuta.

Minshuku Bokaiso(民宿 望海荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Toda Ryokan(戸田旅館) Only Tel: +81-133-78-2036

A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

Hokkaido Cherry Tree

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Buddy san,
    Unfortunately, there is not any bus for Sapporo because Atusa is a remote village.
    So I would like to make a suggestion.
    I searched a sightseeing taxi on the internet.
    Owner‐driver taxi association was founded.
    http://www.sapporo-kojintaxi.jp/main/kanko/index2.htm

    You might want to negotiate with the owner‐driver taxi association about taxi’s fare and a sightseeing route.

  2. budy says:

    Hi. Thanks for your responses.
    Based on the websited provided, the return timetable from Toda Memorial Park to Sapporo is only at 2 PM? Is there any bus in the afternoon to Sapporo Station?

  3. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Buddy san,
    You are welcome.

    About the taxi’s fare, Unfortunately I am not sure.
    But a website of Soka Gakkai says “Taxi’s one way fare is about JPY 13,000.”
    http://www.hokkaido-soka.jp/todaboen/access.html

  4. Budy says:

    Hi. Thanks for your prompt reply. Really appreciate it.
    I will be landing at Sapporo at May 15, 2017 at 09.00 AM.
    I will take the taxi from Sapporo Station to the Park.
    Could you estimate the taxi’s fare from Sapporo Station to the Park?
    Thanks.

  5. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Buddy san,
    I am sorry, I mistook the date.
    5 May is error. Corrected date is 15 May.

    But about cherry blossom forecast is anounced this year.
    http://sakura.weathermap.jp/

    Unfortunately, it does not said about Atuuta, Ishikari.
    I guess that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom around 10 May.

    Should you do check websites related to Atuta, Ishikari around 15 May?

    http://www.city.ishikari.hokkaido.jp/soshiki/a-chiikis/3017.html
    https://www.facebook.com/Atsutakodawaritai.Atta
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%E6%A1%9C%E3%80%80%E6%88%B8%E7%94%B0%E8%A8%98%E5%BF%B5%E5%85%AC%E5%9C%92&src=typd&lang=ja

  6. Budy says:

    I will be in Sapporo at 15 May 2017.
    I think it is too late to see the cherry blossom at this park.
    Or is it possible to see them at 15 May 2017?
    Need your info in the future.
    Thanks

  7. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Buddy san,
    The cherry blossoms at the Toda Memorial Park were in full bloom around 5 May last year.
    I do not know exact date, but maybe you see the cherry blossoms in 5 May.
    The bus timetable is here.

    Red letters “厚田” are the bus timetable for Toda Memorial Park.
    札幌ターミナル⑦のりば (one from top) is the Sapporo Bus Terminal.
    戸田墓園入口 (two from bottom) is the bus stop in front of the Toda Memorial Park.
    Enjoy yourself!

  8. Budy says:

    Hi. I will be there on May 15, 2017.
    Is still possible to see the cherry blossom at Toda Memorial Park?
    Could you please provide us the bus timetable from Sapporo Bus Terminal to Todal Memorial Park?
    I look forward to receiving your feedback.

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