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

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 anyone 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

Sumire (すみれ) is a popular ramen restraunt based in Nakanoshima, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city. Sumire corp. runs it, and Mr. Nobuyoshi Muranaka (村中 伸宜) is a company president. Mrs. Akiko Muranaka (村中 明子), his mother, established Sumire (純連) in 1964. The head office is in the Sapporo, and branch ramen restraunts open a business in the Sapporo and Yokohama. The Sumire is well-known as a long-established ramen restraunt of Sapporo Miso Broth Ramen. A lot of ramen restraunts are affected by the Sumire, and a lots of pupils also appear in crowds. It is also famous that an owner of Saimi (彩味), a famous ramen restraunt, trained his cooking skill at the Sumire. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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.

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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 Activities

    Some activities are held in the Sapporo. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Buffet

    Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
    ASOVIEW
    New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
    ASOVIEW
    ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
    ASOVIEW
    Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
    ASOVIEW
    Mercure Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
    ASOVIEW

    Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours

    Movie of Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours


    Chuo Bus(中央バス)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Sightseeing Taxi

    Movie of Sightseeing Taxi


    Sapporo and Hokkaido Concierge Center(札幌&北海道コンシェルジュセンター)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokkaido Alphard Sightseeing Taxi(北海道アルファード観光タクシー)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokkaido Jumbo Taxi(北海道ジャンボタクシー観光)
    Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)
    Takimoto Taxi(滝本タクシー)
    Jalan

    Canoe Tour

    Movie of Canoe Tour


    Amuse Sports(アミューズスポーツ)

    Outdoor Activities

    Movie of Snow Trekking


    Giro21(Giro21)
    North Safari Sapporo(ノースサファリサッポロ)
    Hokkaido Great Adventure(北海道グレートアドベンチャー)
    SAN(SAPPORO ACTIVE NAVIGATION)
    ASOVIEW
    Moimo Club(もいもいくらぶ)
    ASOVIEW
    Blue Tourism Hokkaido(ブルーツーリズム北海道)
    ASOVIEW

    Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding

    Movie of Horse Trekking


    Wildmustangs(ワイルドムスタングス)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Pilika Hill Ranch(ピリカの丘牧場)
    ASOVIEW
    Hokusei Ridnig Club(ほくせい乗馬クラブ)
    ASOVIEW

    Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion

    Movie of Japanese Kimono Rental


    FURISODE Furifuri Mode(FURISODE ふりふり・もーど)
    kita Loli Salon(北ロリサロン)
    Jalan
    Mituki Sakura(美月桜)

    Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience

    Movie of Ninja Experience


    Hokkaido Ninja Do(北海道忍者道)
    ASOVIEW
    Shusui Calligraphy Room(秀翠書道教室)
    ASOVIEW
    Sapporo Tea Ceremony Experiencing REN(茶道体験 蓮)

    Pottery Experience and Craft Experience

    Mashika Kobo(マ鹿工房)
    Maruyama Tohbou(円山陶房)
    To studio TADA(陶studioTADA)
    Sapporoyaki Bankeigama(札幌焼 盤渓窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Keifugama(憬楓窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Clay Space Nishioka Tobou(クレイスペース西岡陶房)
    ASOVIEW
    Clay Space Hassamu Tobou(クレイスペース発寒陶房)
    Clay Space Atsubetsu Tobou(クレイスペース厚別陶房)
    Hokko Toubou(北光陶房)
    Jalan
    Sapporo Chokin Studio(札幌彫金工房)
    Kinkousya(金工舎)
    Zuii(ズイ)
    Jalan
    Studio Smith Sapporo Branch(工房スミス札幌店)
    ASOVIEW
    Glass Studio Glow(硝子工房 グロウ)
    Jalan
    Northern Japanese Papper Studio Kamibiyori(北の紙工房 紙びより)
    ASOVIEW
    Handemade Soap School Atlier Mayuco(手作り石けん教室 あとりえMAYUCO)
    ASOVIEW

    Flower Arrangement

    Movie of Flower Arrangement


    Flower Room Atlier un Fleur(花教室アトリエ アンフルール)
    ASOVIEW
    Baby Decoration(べびーでこれーしょん)
    ASOVIEW
    fleurir(fleurir(フルーリール)~花開くとき)
    ASOVIEW
    Lupra atelier de fleurs(Lupra atelier de fleurs)
    ASOVIEW
    Salon de Fleur Shihori(サロン・ド・フルールしほり)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nango Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション南郷店)
    ASOVIEW
    Belle Arome(ハーバリウムサロン ベルアローム)
    ASOVIEW
    PureRea(PureRea)
    ASOVIEW
    Flower Wataboshi(Flower わたぼうし)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Homac Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色ホーマック西岡店)
    ASOVIEW
    Preserved Flower Peony(プリザーブドフラワー・ドライフラワー ピオニー)
    ASOVIEW
    Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション西岡店)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Porcelarts and Herbarium Room toluha(札幌ポーセラーツ&ハーバリウム教室 toluha)
    ASOVIEW
    Blancheur. ef(ブランシュール)
    ASOVIEW
    Studio Hana Ange(工房 花アンジェ)
    ASOVIEW

    Airsoft

    Movie of Airsoft


    ARIAKE BASE UPPERS(アリアケベース)
    ASOVIEW

    Skiing and Cross-country Skiing

    Movie of Sapporo Teine


    Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort(札幌国際スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort(札幌藻岩山スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Sapporo Bankei Ski Resort(さっぽろばんけいスキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Fu's Snow Area(フッズスノーエリア)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World(国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園スノーワールド)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Jozankei Mikasa Ski Ground(定山渓三笠スキー場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Maeda Forest Park(前田森林公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Nakajima Park(中島公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Moerenuma Park(モエレ沼公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Noshi Park(農試公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

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

    TOYOHIRA WARD

      Premier Hotel Tsubaki Sapporo(プレミアホテル-TSUBAKI-札幌)
      Sapporo International Youth Hostel(札幌国際ユースホステル)
      UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA(UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA)
      HP
      Sapporo Guesthouse Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
      Jalan
      SAKURA34(SAKURA34)
      HP
      Booking
      Pension Setsurin(ペンション 雪輪)
      Booking
      Terrace Toyohira(Terrace Toyohira)
      HP
      Booking
      Sejour Toyohirakoen(セジュール 豊平公園)
      Jalan
      Marutomi Ryokan(丸富旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hotel SULATA Sapporo(ホテルSULATA札幌)
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      A page of Sapporo is here

      Sapporo

      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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