About 1200 Red Ume Trees and White Ume Trees Can Be Enjoyed -Hiraoka Park in Sapporo-
June 8th, 2017
Hiraoka Park (平岡公園) in Kiyota ward, Sapporo city opend a park in 1991. The area is 66.4ha, and I think that the park is very large in a city area. There are sport facilities such as a baseball ground, a tennis court, a gateball ground and a park golf course, and open spaces, and wetlands and ume grove on the Hiraoka Park. Especially, it is said that the ume grove is a representing the Hiraoka Park. About 1200 white ume trees and red ume trees are planted, and many visitors come from early May to mid May. 15,000 people per a day seem to come at the most. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Restrooms are provided, too.
The Hiraoka Park is largely divided into 2 part, west part and east part, and there is the ume grove on the west part with rich nature. It takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot to the ume grove on foot. I visited here in 12 May 2017 and Ume blossoms started falling. But the red ume blossoms are in full bloom at timing different from the white ume blossoms, and I visited at just timing. Stores opened a business on the ume grove, and many visitors ate a pink ume soft serve ice cream. That seemed to be popular.
Atmosphere of Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (1412 cars) * The parking lot is closed in the evening|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 325 231*18|
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