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[Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo] Famous Cherry Blossom Spot in Toyohira Ward

June 14th, 2017

Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region

Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region (寒冷地土木研究所) is an independent administrative corporation established in 1937 in Hiragishi, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and researches, developments and guides on technology about construction technology for a cold region and disseminates the results thereof. It is the only research and development institutes of the cold region civil engineering in Japan. They also offer Kita-no-Michinavi (北の道ナビ), a web service, and I often is helped by it. Here is a famous place for cherry blossoms, too, and it is open to the general public during only a week in early May. It opened from May 1 to May 7 when I visited here in 2017. It seems to open to the public during the Japanese Golden Week. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. A restroom and a restraunt are at a building, and anyyone can use.

Entrance of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Building of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region. Everybody Can Use Restroom and Restraunt Freely
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo

The closest station is Subway Nanboku Line "Nakanoshima Station" (地下鉄南北線「中の島駅」). Some popular ramen restaurants such as Sumire Sapporo Head Office (すみれ本店), Mendokoro Maruha BEYONDO (麺処まるはBEYOND) and Yamaarashi Head Office (山嵐本店) are near the staion. I ate miso broth ramen at the Sumire Sapporo Head Office, and it was tasty.

Sumire Sapporo Head Office

I visited here around 13:00 on weekdays. Timing might make customers change and there were a few csutomers at a building. The building was new and the appearance of the building and interior decoration were fresh. I sat at a counter seat and read a menu, and I ordered miso broth ramen (味噌ラーメン). The price is JPY 870. By the way, walls were covered by cards for autographs, and I was overwhelmed on that situation. Approximately 15 minutes later, the miso broth ramen was served. While waiting for the ramen, a lot of customers came to the ramen restraunt one after another. I was thinking of visiting here more later, I was happy to visit around 13:00. Article is here

Miso Broth Ramen
Miso Ramen -Sumire Head Office in Sapporo-

SAPPORO

Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here

Sapporo
札幌

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 Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region

About 170 Chishima Cherry Trees (チシマザクラ) are planted along Shojin River (精進川), and it is famous for beautiful cherry blossoms in a spring. The cherry trees line along the parking lot, and views from bridges across the Shojin River are good especially. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom on both sides of the stream, and I felt as if it were a fairy-tale atmosphere a little. The site is not large, so it takes less than 60 minutes to look around on foot.

Bridge Cross Shojin River
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom on Both Sides
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Chishima Cherry Trees
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Building and Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Parking Lot Side
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Chishima Cherry Trees Were Replanted from Kiritappu
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Everyone seems to be having fun
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Parking Lot
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo

The Chishima Cherry Trees were replanted from Kiritappu (霧多布) in 1984, and have grown up for over 30 years. But those are not large, and a special characteristic of the Chishima Cherry Trees is that those do not grow largely. By the way, the Chishima Cherry Tree has other names, Etorofu Cherry Tree (エトロフ桜) and Kunashiri Cherry Tree (国後桜), and grows in the northern Japan mainland, highlands of Hokkaido, South Kuril Islands (南千島列島) and Urup Island (ウルップ島). The cherry tree was named by Mr. Kingo Miyabe (宮部金吾), a systematic botany, made Botanic Garden Hokkaido University (北海道大学植物園) in 1936. The cherry blossoms are pink at begining to bloom, and turn into white color in full blooming. It can be said that it is interested in the color gradients of the cherry blossoms.

Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Shojin River Is Surrounded by Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Blue Sky and Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Water Gate Is Surrounded by Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Path beside Test Site
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Visitor Admire Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms Look Good on Couple
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
A Lot of Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Look of Parking Lot
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Chishima Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms and Woman on Bridge
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo
Presenting Space?
Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cherry Blossoms of Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (50 cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00
Regular closing day From mid May to late April
Telephone number +81-11-841-1624
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 433 416*48

List of Accommodations

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

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Toyohira

Hotel SULATA Sapporo(ホテルSULATA札幌)
Jalan
Rakuten

Susukino

Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビス スタイルズ 札幌)
B4 Apartment in Sapporo(B4 アパートメント イン 札幌)
Jalan
Rakuten
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekinishi(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅西)
ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Susukino(ホテルマイステイズ札幌すすきの)
the b sapporo susukino(ザ・ビー 札幌すすきの)
Tmark City Hotel Sapporo(Tマーク シティ ホテル 札幌)
HOTEL RELIEF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルリリーフ札幌すすきの)
Hotel Nets Sapporo(ホテルネッツ札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekiminami(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅南)
Mercure Hotel Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekimae(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅前)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino(アパホテル 札幌すすきの)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Sapporo(天然温泉プレミアホテル -CABIN- 札幌)
Spa Hotel SOLE Susukino(SPA HOTEL ソーレ すすきの)
Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Chuo(ホテルルートイン 札幌中央)
Marks Inn Sapporo(マークスイン札幌)
The Stay Sapporo(The Stay Sapporo)
Spa Safro(すすきの天然温泉 スパ・サフロ)
Super Hotel Sapporo Susukino(スーパーホテル札幌・すすきの)
Booking
Jalan
Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South(レッドプラネット札幌すすきの南)
Jalan
Hotel WBF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルWBF札幌すすきの)
Comfort Hotel Sapporo Susukino(コンフォートホテル札幌すすきの)
Smile Hotel Premium Sapporo Susukino(スマイルホテルプレミアム札幌すすきの)
Hotel Sho SAPPORO(ホテル翔SAPPORO)
Booking
TIARA HOTEL SAPPORO SUSUKINO(ティアラホテル札幌すすきの)
Booking
HOTEL RENER SUSUKINO(HOTELリーネルすすきの)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Crossroads(東横イン札幌すすきの交差点)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Minami(東横イン札幌すすきの南)
Booking
BIZCOURT CABIN SUSUKINO(BIZCOURT CABINすすきの)
Booking
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino(ダイワロイネットホテル札幌すすきの)
Comics and Capsule Hotel Comicap Sapporo Susukino(Comics&CapsuleHotelコミカプ札幌すすきの店)
Booking
Sapporo Tobu Hotel(札幌東武ホテル)
HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo(ホテルリブマックス札幌)
JASMAC PLAZA HOTEL(ジャスマックプラザホテル)
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel(札幌東急REIホテル)
Hotel North City(ホテルノースシティ)
Weekly Sapporo 2000 & Annex(ウィークリーさっぽろ2000&アネックス)
SappoLodge(ゲストハウス SappoLodge)
Capsule Inn Sapporo (Male Only)(カプセル・イン札幌)
Business Hotel Line(ビジネスホテルライン)
Booking
Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビススタイルズ札幌)
Sapporo Park Hotel(札幌パークホテル)
Hotel Annex(ホテルアネックス)
Hotel Ronshan Sapporo(ホテル ロンシャンサッポロ)
Hotel New Budget Sapporo(ホテルニューバジェット札幌)
Hotel Royal Stay Sapporo(ホテル ローヤルステイ・サッポロ)
Frame Hotel Sapporo(フレイムホテル札幌)
Swanky Hotel Otomo(スワンキーホテル・オートモ)
Sapporo Daiichi Hotel(札幌第一ホテル)
Booking
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo(クインテッサホテル札幌)
Hotel Resol Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルリソル札幌 中島公園)
HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park(ホテルマイステイズプレミア札幌パーク)
Hotel Porte(HOTEL PORTE)
HP
Hotel Shinto(ホテル新東)
Karaksa Hotel Sapporo(からくさホテル札幌)
Social Hostel 365(Social Hostel 365)
Time Peace Apartment(タイムピースアパートメント)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Kuranoya Sapporo(倉のや 札幌)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Sapporo Guest House Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
Jalan
The Stay Sapporo Nagomi(THE STAY SAPPORO 和ーNAGOMIー)
Sapporo Inn Nada(サッポロイン NADA)
Igloo Dorm & Breakfast(IGLOO Dorm&Breakfast)
Ten to Ten Nakajima-Koen(Ten to Ten HOKKAIDO Hostel & Kitchen)
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu(札幌エクセルホテル東急)
Hotel Lifort Sapporo(ホテルライフォート札幌)
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park(ベッセルイン札幌中島公園)
Booking
Hotel Vista Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルビスタ札幌 中島公園)
City Cabin by Nikoh Refre (Male Only)(ニコーカプセルホテル リフレ)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Nakajima Park(ホテルマイステイズ札幌中島公園)
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

Hokkaido Cherry Tree

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