- July 14th, 2014
[Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo] Colorful Flowers Are in Full Bloom in Big City
- Hakko Gakuen
- Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden
- List of Activities
- Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours
- Sightseeing Taxi
- Canoe Tour
- Outdoor Activities
- Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding
- Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion
- Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience
- Pottery Experience and Craft Experience
- Flower Arrangement
- Skiing and Cross-country Skiing
- List of Accommodations
Hakko Gakuen (八紘学園) is a vocational training school for agriculture in Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and has established since 1931. The official name is Incorporated School of Hakko Gakuen, Hokkaido Vocational Training School for Agriculture (学校法人八紘学園 北海道農業専門学校). It is adjacent to Tsukisamu Green Dome (月寒グリーンドーム * Now Branch Sapporo Tsukisamu (ブランチ札幌月寒)), and is away from the downtown of the Sapporo. Fields, Japanese Iris Garden (花菖蒲園), Kuribayashi Motojiro Memorial Hall (栗林元二郎記念館), kuribayashi Stone Garden (栗林石庭), Agricultural and Livestock Processing Laboratory (農畜産加工研究室), Direct Sales Store for Agricultural Products (農産物直売所), Naarai Shrine (菜洗神社) are built at the site of 620,000 m2. Especially, the beautiful Japanese Iris Garden is famous, and it is open to the public only from early July to late July, about 2 weeks. Admission is JPY 400. A parking lot is free of charge.
At the Direct Sales Store for Agricultural Products, fresh vegetables and milk grown by students are sold. Tsukisappu Soft Serve Ice Cream has a good reputation. They open a business from April to November. Regular closing day is every Thursday. By the way, a road lined with poplar trees and a silo are famous as a shooting place for The Idiot filmed by Mr. Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明), a famous movie director. A typical scenery of Hokkaido can be seen.
Tsukisappu Genghis Khan Club (ツキサップじんぎすかんクラブ) with a good reputation is built at the site, too. It is one of 2 mongolian mutton barbecue styles in the Hokkaido, Tsukisamu Style, and here used to be members-only club gathered with political and business people of the Sapporo. Common people can eat the traditional taste loved by them at present.
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
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden
In the Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden, 450 types of 70,000 Japanese Iris are planted at the fields of 20,000 m2. The flowers begin to bloom in late June, and the best time to see those is from early July to mid July. The flowers cherished by students are open to the public only during about 2 weeks in July every year. A lot of visitors come to savor multicolored Japanese Iris. A guided tour is held by the students, too. It takes about 60 minutes to look around on foot.
Small lavender fields and 140 types of day-lily planted fields are also built. The best time to see those is from mid July to late July. Colorful flowers are beautiful.
Atmosphere of Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 100.|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (about 50 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||From late July to late June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 380 759*14|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Toyohira Ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Sapporo is here
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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