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[1000 Cherry Trees Lined along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa] Good Place to See Cherry Blossoms in Center of Iwamizawa

Tonebetsu River Greenery Area

Tonebetsu River (利根別川) flows in the center of Iwamizawa city located in the northeastern direction of Sapporo city. Tonebetsu River Greenery Area (利根別川河川緑地) has been maintained along the river, and about 1000 Cherry Trees has been planted since 1991. A collective term for those is 1000 Cherry Trees Lined along Tonebetsu River (利根別川千本桜並木). The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from early May to mid May. Visitors enjoy the cherry blossoms along walking paths on riverbanks. Main appreciating places are Garden Terrace (ガーデンテラス) and Hagizono-Ryokuchi Park (はぎぞの緑地公園).

Tonebetsu River
1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
Cherry Trees Are Planted along 7Jo-dori Street
1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa

Famous tourist attractions in the Iwamizawa are Hokkaido Greenland Amusement Park (北海道グリーンランド遊園地), Iwamizawa Park Rose Garden (いわみざわ公園バラ) and Taisho Pond (大正池), and the Tonebetsu River (利根別川) is well-known as a good place to see the cherry blossoms. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Iwamizawa, Ganso Nama-somen Menmen (元祖 生そうめん めんめん), Oton Shokudo (おとん食堂), Hand-made Soba Fukusho (手打ちそば 福松), Yakitori Mifune (やきとり 三船) and North Farm Stock (ノースファームストック) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Mifune. Except the Mifune, I ate foods at Kirin (希林), Miraitei (未来亭), Tengumanju Honpo (天狗まんじゅう本舗) and Akai Ribbon (赤いリボン), and those were tasty. By the way, an express bus "Kosoku Iwamizawa-go (高速いわみざわ号)" runs between the Sapporo to the Iwamizawa.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Iwamizawa. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Hokkaido Chuo Bus(北海道中央バス) From Sapporo to Iwamizawa
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    Rakuten
    Hokkaido Chuo Bus(北海道中央バス) From Iwamizawa to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near Sanjo Park.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near Iwamizawa District Federation Hall and Iwamizawa Toko Junior High School.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is near Iwamizawa General Gymnasium.

    Buckwheat Noodles with Roasted Chicken Giblets of Kirin

    Kirin (希林) is a popular buckwheat noodles restaurant in Iwamizawa city. Iwamizawa city is famous for a barbecued chicken (焼き鳥) and roasted chicken giblets (もつ焼き). There are some restaurants that visitors can eat those. Therefore I visited here to eat buckwheat noodles with the roasted chicken giblets (もつそば). It is usually a business start at 11:00. However, They started business at 11:30 today. There was 1 group of preceding visitor. Read More

    Many Roast Chicken Giblets
    Buckwheat Noodles -Kirin-

    Grilled Chicken Giblets on Skewers of Mifune

    Mifune (三船) is a popular Yakiroti shop in Iwamizawa city, and was founded in 1965. My friend's father came from Iwamizawa, and he seems to eat grilled chicken giblets on skewers if his family return home. Iwamizawa is famous for the grilled chicken giblets on skewers as well as Bibai, too. It is Mifune that my friend recommended. A business started at 15:00. There were already 3 groups of visitors at counter seats when I entered here at 15:00 after a noren was hung at an entrance of the Yakitori shop. It will be evidence loved by local people. A certain old man ate a barbecued chicken and ate buckwheat noodles, and he received the grilled chicken to go. He went home at 15:10. Only 10 minutes passed after starting business. It was too early to go home! Read More

    Grilled Boneless Chicken on Skewers and Grilled Chicken Giblets on Skewers
    Grilled Chicken on Skewers -Mifune in Iwamizawa-

    Miraitei

    Miraitei is a restaurant near Iwamizawa city office, and is famous for extremely large portion of dishes. I was recommended by my friend and visited here around 16:00 on weekdays. Still the restraunt was not crowded, but there were 4 groups of preceding visitors. I was surprised at their quantity of the dishes. All dishes were extremely large portion of the dishes. They will serve the extremely large portion of dishes for growing students because there are many high schools and a university near here. Read More

    I Compared Size of Curry and Rice with iPhone5c
    Extremely Large Portion of Curry and Rice with Fried Chickens -Miraitei in Iwamizawa-

    Tengu Manju Honpo

    Tengu Manju Honpo (天狗まんじゅう本舗) is a long-established manju (steam bun) shop in Iwamizawa city located in the northeastern direction of Sapporo city, and was founded in 1951. Tengu Manju (天狗まんじゅう) is popular and is said to be local specialty sweets of Iwamizawa. They have 2 branch shop, and I visited Ekimae branch shop renewed in 2014. There is a building near Iwamizawa station. A place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks is provided at the building, too, and free tea can be drunken. Read More

    3 Kinds of Tengu Manju and Deep Fried Maju with Meat Filling
    Tengu Manju and Deep Fried Manju with Meat Filling -Tengu Manju Honpo in Iwamizawa-

    Akai Ribbon

    Akai Ribbon Head Office (赤いリボン本店) is a pastry shop in Iwamizawa city and was founded in 1979. It features cakes using maple syrup, and Baumkuchen and Maple Leaf Pie are famous. I heard from my older sister that cakes were tasty, and I visited here. After asking a waitress recommendation, she replied "Berry Tart (ベリータルト)". The price was JPY 410. Read More

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    Berry Tart -Akai Ribon in Iwamizawa-

    Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido

    Cherry blossoms begin to bloom from late April in Hokkaido. The cherry blossoms in the Southern Hokkaido including Hakodate begin to bloom from late April, and in case of late blooming, the cherry blossoms in the Eastern Hokkaido and the Northern Hokkaido seem to bloom in early June. The cherry blossoms in Honshu (the main island of Japan) begin to bloom from mid March, and tourists can enjoy the cherry blossoms until too late season. If everybody forget to see the cherry blossoms in the Honshu, please visit the Hokkaido to savor the cherry blossoms. Read More

    Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
    Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

    List of Tourist Attractions

    There are the Garden Terrace and the Hagizono-Ryokuchi Park along the Tonebetsu River. My visited places are as follows.

    Garden Terrace

    The Garden Terrace near Yamashichi Park (山七公園) is a park built at ruins of a brewery. Art monuments and a corridor made of red bricks are displayed. Grounds is grass, and a combination of a full bloom cherry tree, the red bricks, the blue sky and the green grass is amazing, too. Admission free. A parking lot is not provided.

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    Garden Terrace
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Garden Terrace
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Red Bricks and Cherry Tree
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Cherry Tree on Garden Terrace
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Benches
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    7Jo-dori Street
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Statues of Fur Seal
    岩1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
    Business hours Open 24 hours
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Telephone number +81-126-23-4111
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 180 123 037*34

    Hagizono-Ryokuchi Park

    The Hagizono-Ryokuchi Park is a greeny park beside Iwamizawa Civic Hall "Manamiru" (まなみーる「岩見沢市民会館」). The cherry trees and art works are at the site of the Iwamizawa Civic Hall "Manamiru", too, and a waterside is easily accessible. Senju Bridge (千樹橋) cross the Tonebetsu Riber is a wooden bridge without piers. Its length is about 32.5 m. It is said that such size of the wooden bridge without piers is rare in the world. Admission free. A parking lot is not provided. However, a parking of the Iwamizawa Civic Hall "Manamiru" may be able to be used.

    Hagizono-Ryokuchi Park
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Iwamizawa Civic Hall "Manamiru" and Cherry Tree
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Graden of Iwamizawa Civic Hall "Manamiru"
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Cherry Blossoms
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Double Cherry Blossoms
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Cherry Tree
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Senju Bridge
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa
    Art Work
    1000 Cherrry Trees along Tonebetsu River in Iwamizawa

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Iwamizawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Iwamizawa Hotel 4 Jo(岩見沢ホテル4条)
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      Iwamizawa Hotel 5 Jo(岩見沢ホテル5条)
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      Hokkaido Green Land Hotel Sun Plaza(北海道グリーンランド ホテルサンプラザ)
      Akitaya Ryokan(秋田屋旅館)
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      Jalan
      Ito Ryokan(伊藤旅館)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Iroha Ryokan(いろは旅館)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Log Hotel Maple Lodge(ログホテル メープルロッジ)
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      Hayakawa Ryokan(早川旅館)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hotel New Kawachu(ホテルニュー川忠)
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      Rakuten
      Iwamizawa Park Campsite(岩見沢公園キャンプ場)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten

      A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

      Hokkaido Cherry Tree

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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