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[Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo] Colorful Flowers Are in Full Bloom in Big City

Hakko Gakuen

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), 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.

Japanese Iris Garden
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
Japanese Iris Garden
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo

Movie of Hakko Gakuen

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.

Silo and Shed
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
Farm
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
Japanese Iris Garden
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
Direct Sales Store for Flowers
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
Lavender Field
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo

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.

Tsukisappu Genghis Khan Club
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden 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

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.

Blue Sky and Japanese Iris Garden
Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo

Movie of Guided Tour

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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo

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.

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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
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Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden in Sapporo
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Movie of Hakko Gakuen Japanese Iris Garden

Admission fee Adult: JPY 400. Child: JPY 100.
Parking lot Free parking is provided (about 50 Cars)
Business hours 08:30-17:30
Regular closing day From late July to late June
Telephone number +81-11-851-2500
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 380 759*14

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)
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New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
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ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
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Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
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Mercure Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
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Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours

Movie of Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours


Chuo Bus(中央バス)
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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)
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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)
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Moimo Club(もいもいくらぶ)
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Blue Tourism Hokkaido(ブルーツーリズム北海道)
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Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding

Movie of Horse Trekking


Wildmustangs(ワイルドムスタングス)
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Jalan
Pilika Hill Ranch(ピリカの丘牧場)
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Hokusei Ridnig Club(ほくせい乗馬クラブ)
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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)
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Shusui Calligraphy Room(秀翠書道教室)
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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)
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Keifugama(憬楓窯)
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Clay Space Nishioka Tobou(クレイスペース西岡陶房)
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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)
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Handemade Soap School Atlier Mayuco(手作り石けん教室 あとりえMAYUCO)
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Flower Arrangement

Movie of Flower Arrangement


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

Movie of Airsoft


ARIAKE BASE UPPERS(アリアケベース)
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Skiing and Cross-country Skiing

Movie of Sapporo Teine


Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort(札幌国際スキー場)
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Jalan
Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ)
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Jalan
Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort(札幌藻岩山スキー場)
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Jalan
Sapporo Bankei Ski Resort(さっぽろばんけいスキー場)
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Jalan
Fu's Snow Area(フッズスノーエリア)
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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)
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Jalan
Jozankei Mikasa Ski Ground(定山渓三笠スキー場)
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Jalan
Maeda Forest Park(前田森林公園)
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Jalan
Nakajima Park(中島公園)
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Moerenuma Park(モエレ沼公園)
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Noshi Park(農試公園)
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Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

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

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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