About 2300 Yezo Mountain Cherry Tress -Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa-
June 7th, 2017
Asahiyama Park (旭山公園) is on Mt. Asahiyama with 295 m in height in the eastern part of Asahikawa city. There are famous Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園), Asahiyama Miura Garden (旭山三浦庭園) asn Asahiyama Snow Village on the site, too. In a spring, cherry blossoms and blossoms of dogtooth violet can be enjoyed, and in a summer, hiking can be enjoyed, and in an autumn, fall foliage can be enjoyed, and in a winter, snow activities can be enjoyed, so Asahikawa people enjoy those every season and relax themselves. Especially, the Asahiyama Park is known as a cherry blossom viewing spot, and about 2300 Yezo Mountain Cherry Tress (エゾヤマザクラ) are bloom. The best time to see is from late April to early May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are restrooms and a store on the site.
The Asahiyama Park has some hiking courses, and visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms along the hiking courses. The cherry trees crowd around the Asahiyama Zoo and along a road from there to Inari Konpira Shrine (稲荷金毘羅神社). Some large cherry trees are worth seeing. The cherry trees are lit up in the evening during Asahiyama Park Yozakura Festival (旭山公園夜桜まつり), and some stalls open. I visted here in 10 May 2017, and unfortunately, the cherry blossoms were already faling. By the way, Asahiyama Observatory (旭山展望台) seems to be built, but I have never find it.
Atmosphere of Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking lot is provided (180 cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 357 852*22|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Asahikawa.
A page of Asahikawa is here
A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here
Hokkaido Cherry Tree