One of Major Famous Place for Cherry Blossoms in Sorachi District -Niwayama Forest Nature Park in Naie-
May 14th, 2016
Niwayama Forest Nature Park (にわ山森林自然公園) in Naie is located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. This park is one of major places for cherry blossoms in Sorachi district, and cherry blossoms are in full bloom in early May. Niwayama Forest Nature Park has first observatory (第一展望台) and second observatory (第二展望台), and about 1800 cherry trees such as Yezo mountain cherry (エゾヤマザクラ) are planted on mountinas. As for the first observatory, there are only benches at a site, but it has a nice view. Cherry trees lined along a mountain road and its road was just like a tunnel of cherry blossoms when I visited here. But width of the road was narrow and was around width of one car. Drive safely.
There is Center House (センターハウス) made of woods at the second observatory, and a restroom and a common kitchen for barbecues are installed at the Center House. Kabato-renzan mountains (樺戸連山) can be seen from the second observatory, and it is very good scenery. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. In addition, bears may appear, beware of bears. Other visitor had a bear-avoiding bell.
Atmosphere of Obseravatory Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (10 cars)|
|Regular closing day||From November 01 to April 30|
|Homepage||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||360 082 560*64|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Niwayama Forest Nature Park.
|Matsushimaya Ryokan(松島屋旅館)||Only Tel:+81-125-65-2335|
A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here
Hokkaido Cherry Tree