- June 8th, 2017
[Kitoushi Forest Park in Higashikawa] Marriage Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom Every Year
Kitoushi Forest Park
Kitoushi Forest Park (キトウシ森林公園) is comprehensive leisure facilities in Higasikawa town located in the southeastern direction of Ashikawa city. There are Canmore Ski Village (キャンモアスキー場), Court Asahikawa Country Club (コート旭川カントリークラブ), a park golf course, a campsite, Kitoushi Kogen Hotel (キトウシ高原ホテル), Bussan Center (物産センター), Life Experience House (生活体験の家), Toyama Shrine (富山神社), Obsevation Japanese Castle (展望閤), Northern Observation Deck (北展望台), Southern Observation Deck (南展望台), Jyabu-jyabu Pond (じゃぶじゃぶ池), a go kart course and a park for children on the mountainside of Mt. Kitoushi (キトウシ山) with 456 m in height. In a spring, flowers of Dogtooth violet, moss pink and cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, and Lavender can be seen in a summer. A part of the mountainside next to the Toyama Shrine is a cherry tree grove, and it is popular cherry blossom spot with local pepole. The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from late April to early May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
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Cherry Blossoms of Kitoushi Forest Park
The cherry tree grove has about 400 Yezo Mountain Cherry Trees. Walking paths are not built, so visitors walk to savor the cherry blossoms on the grass. The slope is hard, so the visitors should wear comfortable shoes. The site is not so large, so it takes about 60 minnutes to look around on foot.
The cherry trees are planted as marriage memories by 72 couples in Higashikawa from 1993 to 1979, so it may be said "Marriage Cherry Trees". I think that the couples look foward to the arrival of a spring because the great cherry blossoms can be seen after over 40 years.
The ground of the cherry tree grove is cobered with the grass, and spring flowers such as dandelion bloom. A conbination of green color, yellow color and pink color is very beautiful, so I feel as if here was a paradise. A cherry-blossom viewing party can be enjoyed. A view of rice fields is also beautiful from the mountainside.
Atmosphere of Cherry Blossoms of Kitoushi Forest Park Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 cars)|
|Business hour||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||389 499 657*21|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Higashikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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