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[Asahigaoka Park in Furano] Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots That About 3000 Cherry Trees Are Planted

May 7th, 2019

Asahigaoka Park

Asahigaoka Park (朝日ヶ丘公園) is a park on Mt. Namako adjacent to Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park (朝日ヶ丘総合都市公園) in Furano city in Furano Ashibetsu Prefectural Natural Park (富良野芦別道立自然公園), and is separated from the downtown of the Furano by Sorach River, and is near Furano Ski Resort and Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス). About 3000 Yezo Mountain Cherry Trees are planted at those parks, and those are well-known as a good place to see cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Admission free. Parking lots are free of charge.

Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano

Movie of Asahigaoka Park

Ninguru Terrace

Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス) is a popular tourist attraction on the site of New Furano Prince Hotel (新富良野プリンスホテル) in Furano, and is a village for selling original works using natural materials as a motif. 15 log houses and wooden boardwalks are built in a forest. A lot of couples and families attracted by the Ninguru Terrace such as an atmosphere of a hidden village with the warmth of the wood visit here. Very visionary night light-up and a winter scenery have a good reputation. A wedding ceremony can be held here. Admission free. A parking lot is free of chraged. Article is here

Look of Ninguru Terrace
Ninguru Terrace in Furano

Furano and Biei

Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of "From the north country (北の国から)" that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Article is here

Scenery Of Biei
Furano Biei

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. Article is here

Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park and Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park

Cherry blossoms are enjoyed at the Asahigaoka Park and the Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park.

Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park

The Asahigaoka Park has been built on the Mt. Namako since 1930. It all started when Mr. Seiki Miyata (宮田 静機), the chief priest of Furano Temple (富良野寺) with believers made a worship path named 88 Buddha Statues of Asahigaoka (朝日ヶ丘八十八ヶ所). A buddha statue has been set at the Furano Temple, the starting point of the worship path, and 87 buddha statues have been set along walks on the Mt. Namako. Namakoyama Hiking Trail (なまこ山散策コース) is also built at present, so Furano people enjoy hiking.

Parking Lot at Foot of Mt. Namako
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano

Furano Ashibetsu Plain (富良野芦別平原) has been designed as one of 100 New Best Tourist Attractions in Japan (新日本観光地百選) held by Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞社) since 1950, and Furano Plain can be viewed from the Asahigaoka Park. A parking lot and a public restroom are built on the Mt. Namako, and visitors can go up the mountain by cars, and a road turns into the one-way road. When I visited here, cherry blossoms along the road were impressive.

Cherry Blossoms in Mt. Namako
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Blossoms in Mt. Namako
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Blossoms Are Full in Bloom along Road to Mountaintop
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Yubari Mountains from Road
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Amazing Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Around Here Is the Most Spectacular in Asahigaoka Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Left Road Is Going up and Right Road Is Going down
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Parking Lot on Mountain
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Entrance of Ridge Path
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano

Ridge Path (尾根の道) to the mountaintop is built, and Prayer Monument for Peace (平和祈念塔), Monumet for Asahigaoka Park (朝日ヶ丘公園記念碑), a gazebo, Kyubei Arata Shotokuhi (荒田久平翁頌徳碑) and Statue of Upper Body of Tokubei Kabutoya (兜谷徳平翁胸像) are along the path. The length of the path is about 400 m. An open space is in front of the Prayer Monument for Peace, and some benches are provided, and visitors can relax, for example, people have a lunch there. Although the direction of the Furano Downtown can be seen, I guess that people may not enjoy a good view because of tree branches.

Ridge Path to Mountaintop
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Open Space in Front of Prayer Monument for Peace
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Asahigaoka Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Prayer Monument for Peace
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Open Space in Front of Prayer Monument for Peace
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Large Stone
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
View from Open Space
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Ridge Path
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Gazebo
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Blossoms on Ridge Path
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Kyubei Arata Shotokuhi
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Ridge Path
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Asahigaoka Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Statue of Upper Body of Tokubei Kabutoya
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Ridge Path Stretches Out
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Mountaintop
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Mark of Mountaintop
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day -
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 349 000 033*34

Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park

The Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park next to the Asahigaoka Park has been built since 1984. A park golf course, Hokusetsu Tower (北雪の塔), Nisseki Forest (日赤の森), walks, dog-walking area, Cafe and Gallery Akanara (喫茶ギャラリーあかなら), parking lots and public restrooms are built at the park. Cherry trees are planted along the walks, so visitors can savor cherry blossoms.

Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Hokusetsu Tower
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Parking Lot beside Park Golf Course
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Park Golf Course
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Nisseki Forest
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Trees at Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cafe and Gallery Akanara
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Herb Garden
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Yezo Mountain Cherry Trees
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Small Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Trees along Dog-walking Area
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Cherry Trees along Dog-walking Area
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Dog-walking Area
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Bench
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Small Cherry Tree
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Yezo Mountain Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (200 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day -
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 450 029 527*27

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Asahigaoka Park. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Furano Prince Hotel(富良野プリンスホテル)
New Furano Prince Hotel(新富良野プリンスホテル)
Hotel Naturwald Furano(ホテル ナトゥールヴァルト富良野)
Furano Hotel Bell Hills(ホテル ベルヒルズ)
Resort Inn North Country(リゾートイン ノースカントリー)
Chalet Fuyuri(CHALET富遊里)
Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
Booking
Pension Gooseberry(ペンション グスベリー)
furano rental house(ふらのレンタルハウス)
HP
Jalan

A page of Biei and Furano is here

Biei and Furano

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