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Wild Flowers, Wild Birds and Soft Serve Ice Cream Can Be Enjoyed in Primeval Flower Garden -Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari-

July 17th, 2017

Hamanasu-no-Oka Park (はまなすの丘公園) is a primeval flower garden in Ishkari located in the northern part of Sapporo. Ishikari Lighthouse (石狩灯台) that is famous as a symbol of Ishikari is built around an entrance of the Hamanasu-no-Oka Park. A sand spit with an area of 46 ha was born at the mouth of the Ishikari River, and about 180 kinds of wildflowers such as Rugosa Rose (ハマナス* Rugosa Rose means Hamanasu in Japanese language) that is an origin of the name "Hamanasu-no-Oka Park", V. grayi Franch. et Sava (イソスミレ), Glehnia Littoralis Colony (ハマボウフウ), Seashore False Bindweed (ハマヒルガオ) grow naturally. As for the Rugosa Rose, the best time to see is from late June to early July. There is not a restroom on the park, so toursists should get a wash beforehand at the restroom at Hamanasu-no-Oka Visitor Center (はまなすの丘ヴィジターセンター). Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Hamanasu-no-Oka Visitor Center
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Rugosa Rose
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Entrance of Hamanasu-no-Oka Park
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Tourists Go Ahead
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari

Wooden paths with 650 m in total length are built at the park, and there are small paths like an animal trail and beach trails with a ocean view as well as the wooden paths, the visitors can enjoy a variety of situations. A lot of wild birds seem to be seen, so some birdwatchers and photographers came when I visited here in mid July. In addition, Rugosa Rose was already past its peak unfortunately. But Yezo Large Pink (エゾガワラナデシコ) and Japanese Iris Ensata (ノハナショウブ) were in full bloom just in time. A walking distance differs depending on the walking courses, but one lap is about 3.5 km and it takes about 1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes.

Large Pink Colony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Large Pink Colony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
View from Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Ishikari River Comes into Sight
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Tourists Look Around
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Photographer
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Siberian Rubythroat ?
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Flowers of Beach Pea
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Bench Is Provided on Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Ishikari River and Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Small Path to Shore of Ishikari River
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Ishikari River
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Thermopsis Lupinoides Thermopsis
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Wooden Path
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Yezo Large Pink Colony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Road to Tip of Park
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Rugosa Rose
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Gazebo
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Small Path to Beach
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Observation Bench
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Seashore False Bindweed
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Tip of Park from Observation Bench
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Hamanasu-no-Oka Visitor Center from Observation Bench
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Rugosa Rose and Seashore False Bindweed
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Beach
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Stairway to Beach
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Look of Beach
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Glehnia Littoralis Colony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Rugosa Rose
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Japanese Iris Ensata Colony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Japanese Iris Ensata
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Siberian Yarrow
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Wild Bird
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Yezo Large Pink
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Ishikari River
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari

The Hamanasu-no-Oka Visitor Center is at an administrative building around Hamanasu-no-Oka Park. It is famous for eating Rugosa Rose Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream as its name suggests. There are a souvenir shop, rest places and a restroom on the 1st floor of the administrative building. The Soft Serve Ice Cream and souvenirs are sold at the souvenir shop. There are a rest place on the 2nd floor, too, and vititors can look over the Hamanasu-no-Oka Park. Admission free.

Hamanasu-no-Oka Visitor Center
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Look of 2nd Floor
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
View from Balcony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
View from Balcony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
View from Balcony
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari
Rugosa Rose Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream
Hamanasu-no-Oka Park in Ishikari

Atmosphere of Hamanasu-no-Oka Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Hamanasu-no-Oka Park

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-133-62-3450
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 514 313 406*48

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Hamanasu-no-Oka Park.

Ishikari Tennen Onsen Banya-no-Yu(石狩天然温泉 番屋の湯)      
Ryori Minshuku Yamatama(料理民宿 やまたま)      
Minshuku Yamafuku(民宿山福) Only tel: +81-133-74-7482
Yamato Ryokan(大和旅館) Only tel: +81-133-73-0316
Minshuku Terao(民宿てらお) Only tel: +81-133-62-4771
The Yoshioka(ザ・吉岡)      

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