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[Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo] Fall Foliage and Cherry Blossoms Can Be Enjoyed in Memorial Park for Live Stock Father of Hokkaido

Edwin Dun Memorial Park

Edwin Dun Memorial Park (エドウィン・ダン記念公園) is a city park near Makomani Park (真駒内公園) and Subway Namboku Line Makomanai Station in Makomanai, Minami ward, Sapporo city, and is far away from the downtown of the Sapporo. Predecessor park is Makomanai Central Park (真駒内中央公園), and the park along Makomanai River and National Route 453. In 1964, Mr. Edwin Dun started to livestock in a place currently known as the Makomanai Park for the first time in the Hokkaido. Dun and Machimura Memorial Association (ダンと町村記念事業協会) related to Machimura Ranch (町村牧場) in Ebetsu moved former Makomanai Cattle Ranch Office (真駒内種畜産場事務所) from the place currently known as the Makomanai Park to the park, and reconstructed here, and Edwin Dun Memorial (エドウィン・ダン記念館) has been opened. * The Machimura Ranch was founded by Mr. Hirotaka Machimura (町村 敬貴), and Mr. Kinya Machimura (町村 金弥), his father, studied about livestock under Mr. Dun. In 2005, the Makomanai Central Park has been renamed as the Edwin Dun Memorial Park to honor his great achievement. The park is known as a good place to see cherry blossoms in a spring and fall foliage in an autumn, and local people relax themseleves here. The best cherry blossom season is about from late April to mid May. The best fall foliage season is about from mid October to late October. Admission free. A parking lot is not provided at the site.

Edwin Dun Memorial Park
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo

Mr. Dun is famous as Live Stock Father of Hokkaido (北海道の酪農の父), and is a hired foreigner from the United States of America, as with Dr. Clerk that is well-known for "Boys, be ambitious!". He opened a stock farm in the place currently known as the Makomanai Park, and made Makomanai Waterway that was the foundation to develop the Sapporo. Except in the Sapporo, he advised to prop horse training up in Nikappu Ranch (新冠牧場), Hidaka Subprefecture currently known as a famous horse‐breeding center in the Japan. Besides, it seems that he is the model for Eddie Dun (エディー・ダン) appeared in Golden Kamuy, a popular Japanese manga.

Edwin Dun Memorial Hall
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo

Movie of Cherry Blossoms in Edwin Dun Memorial Park

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

Fall Foliage of Hokkaido

It is said that the Fall Foliage of the Hokkaido turns into red color at the earliest in Japan. The best time to see the fall foliage comes in Daisetsu-zan at high altitude, and it comes gradually in low areas. It comes in Mt. Asahidake (旭岳) and in Mt. Kurodake (黒岳) in mid September, and autumn leaves fall in early November. As for the highlight of the Fall Foliage of the Hokkaido, tourists are bowled over by vast nature with the fall foliage, or are bowled over by small space that goes well with the fall foliage. Except famous beauty spots for the fall foliage, there are less famous beauty spots for the fall foliage such usual mountains and rivers or gorges here and there. Read More

Fall Foliage in Shiranuka
Fall Foliage in Hokkaido

Edwin Dun Memorial Park and Edwin Dun Memorial Hall

The Edwin Dun Memorial Hall is built at a part of the Edwin Dun Memorial Park.

Edwin Dun Memorial Park

The Edwin Dun Memorial Hall, Statue of Edwin Dun (エドウィン・ダン像), the Makomanai Waterway, a pond, walks, a public restroom, benches and playground equipments are at the park. The area of the park is 24,000 m2. It is not so large, and local people use the park as a relax place, so a lot of tourists do not come. I guess that it takes about 30 minutes to walk around on foot. I visited here to see fall foliage in late Octover. It was just autumn leaf time.

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Entrance of Park
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Pond
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Statue of Edwin Dun
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Walks
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Vivid Autumn Color
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Public Restroom
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage along National Route 453 Is Also Great
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Good Fall Foliage
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Playground Equipment
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Red Autumn Leaves and Yellow Autumn Leaves
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It Is Feeling like Autumn More and More
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking lot is provided at Minami Ward District Center (南区民センター).
Business hour 24 hours
Regular closing day -
Telephone number -
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 252 230*83

Edwin Dun Memorial Hall

The Edwin Dun Memorial Hall is a western-style wooden house of one story with a green roof and white walls at the Subway Namboku Line Makomanai Station's side, and resembles Former Nagaya Takeshiro Residence (旧永山武四郎邸) beside Sapporo Factory in Chuo ward. The Makomanai Cattle Ranch Office (current Edwin Dun Memorial Hall) was built in 1887, and has been designed as a registered tangible cultural property. 2 exhibition rooms and 1 drawing room is at the memorial hall, and people use a restroom freely.

Entrance Hall
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo

I visited here on a weekday. A woman of Local Resident Volunteer Association (住民有志の会) received visitors, and I requested an observation, so she replyed "Yes, and cameras are allowed. Please enjoy yourself". At that time, 3 visitors except me observed exhibitions, so a lot of visitors came than expected. The building is not so large, so I suppose that it takes about 30 minutes to observe exhibitions.

Exhibition Room
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Western Painting of Edwin Dun
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Exhibition Room
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Exhibition Room
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Model of Former Makomanai Stud
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo

After finishing observation, I read documents related to Mr. Dun at the drawing room. She came here, and told about him. He has descendants in the Japan and the USA. His descendants in the USA visited here, and she visited his descendants in the USA. In addition, Mr. John Dun, his son, won a Koshien title as a baseball player of Keio Futsubu School (慶應義塾普通部) in 1916. * The Koshien (甲子園) is the National High School Baseball Championship. She found a clue about that story. Thanks for telling interesting things!

Drawing Room
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Outside Resting Place
Edwin Dun Memorial Park in Sapporo
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking lot is provided at the Minami Ward District Center.
Business hour 09:30-16:30
Regular closing day From April to October Wednesday, From November to March Mondat to Thursday and New Year's holiday
Telephone number +81-11-581-5064
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 252 351*13

    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 Minami ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      APA Hotel & Resort Sapporo(アパホテル&リゾート<札幌>)
      Hokkaido Youth Hall Compass(北海道青少年会館コンパス)
      Booking
      Sapporo Komaoka Health and Recreation Center(札幌市保養センター駒岡)
      Booking
      Hotel Crystal River(ホテルクリスタルリバー)
      HP
      Jalan
      Villa Sapporo Honobono(ほのぼの山荘)
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Auto Resort Takino(オートリゾート滝野)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      A page of Sapporo is here

      Sapporo

      A page of Hokkaido Fall Foliage is here

      Hokkaido Fall Foliage

      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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