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[Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu] One of 10 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Hidaka District

April 19th, 2017

Ikoi-hiroba Park

Ikoi-hiroba Park (憩いの広場) is a park in Niikappu town (新冠) located between Cape Erimo (えりも岬) and Tomakomai, and the distance is about 2 km away from the center of the Niikappu. It used to be a park golf course on a riverbed of Nikappu River (新冠川) at foot of Hangandate Forest Park (判官館森林公園). But it seems to turn into the park at present. The park is a famous place for cherry blossoms in Hidaka district. The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from early May to mid May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Ikoi-hiroba Park
Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu

Thoroughbred Ginza (サラブレッド銀座) is nearby here, and horses can be seen. The Niikappu is one of most famous production area of the racing horses in Japan, so it has a lot of facilities related to the racing horses. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Niikappu, Tsubaki Salon Yuyake Branch (椿サロン 夕焼け店) and Kiichiro (喜一郎) are popular in particular. I ate ramen at the Kiichiro, and it was tasty. By the way, an express bus "Limited Express Hidaka Yushun-go (特急ひだか優駿号)", a highway bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Urakawa, and an express bus "Kosoku Pegasus-go (高速ペガサス号)", a highway bus, runs between Sapporo and the Urakawa, and those buses stop at the Niikappu.

Thoroughbred Ginza
Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu
Thoroughbred
Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Niikappu and the New Chitose Airport or the Sapporo.

Donan Bus(道南バス) From New Chitose Airport to Urakawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Urakawa to New Chitose Airport
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Urakawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Urakawa to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten

Kiichiro

Kiichiro (喜一郎) is a popular ramen restraunt in Niikappu town located in the southeast of Tomakomai city and was founded in 2012. Niikappu is famous as a production area of horses and has many ranches. The ramen restraunt opens at early time, 9:30 a.m., and I visited here when it just opened. Because it was weekdays on that day, there were not other visitors at this time. But this ramen restraunt seems to have always a long line at lunchtime. Article is here

Miso Broth Ramen
Niikappu Ramen -Kiichiro-

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

広告

Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

Cherry Blossoms of Ikoi-hiroba Park

Yezo Mountain Cherry (エゾヤマザクラ) and Yoshino Cherry (ソメイヨシノ) are planted at the former park golf course. Maybe, the number is about 50 trees. The ground is green grass, so it goes well with pink cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms can be viwed from National Route 235 (Urakawa National Route), so I suppose that the view from there is suprised at visitors. But Keep your eyes on the road! The site is not large, so it takes less than 30 minutes to look around on foot. A restroom seems not to be built.

Former Park Golf Course
Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu
Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu
Gazebo and Cherry Trees
Ikoi-hiroba Park in Nikappu
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (5 cars)
Business hours Open for 24 hours
Regular closing day Open years all round
Telephone number +81-146-43-2111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 551 097 880*43

List of Accommodations

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

Nikappu Onsen Hotel Hills(新冠温泉 ホテルヒルズ)
Booking
Tabibitoyado Fukafukatei(旅人宿 ふかふか亭)
Booking
Jalan
Silver Forest Rest Lodge(シルバーフォレスト レストロッジ)
Booking

A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

Hokkaido Cherry Tree

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