- May 26th, 2014
[Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park in Yubetsu] Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair Is Held near Monbetsu
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park (かみゆうべつチューリップ公園) is in in Kamiyubetsu, Yubetsu town located in the northern part of Kitami city, and is well-known as one of 2 major places famous for tulips together with Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park (滝野すずらん公園) in Hokkaido, and the Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair (かみゆうべつチューリップフェア) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festivals together with Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭) and Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (童話村たきのうえ芝ざくらまつり) in Japan. The park surrounded by fields is developed as a flower field along Oketo National Route (National Route 242). It is the origin of the Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park that Mr. Terunori Nishikawa (西川照憲) planted a tulip, and described here as old people's farm in 1957. About 200 kinds of 1.2 million tulips are planted on the site of 700,000 m2 at present. I think that visitors must be very impressed by colorful tulip lines on the flatland. Admission is charged, but a parking lot is free of charge. Except the Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair season, admission free.
The park has Yubetsu Folk Museum JRY, restaurants, shops, public restrooms, a bulb shop and a windmill-shaped observatory deck. The center of the Kamiyubetsu is near here, and a cafe and a convenience store are built there. Lake Saroma (サロマ湖), the largest lake in Hokkaido, is relatively near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Yubetsu, Tulip (ちゅーりっぷ) and Menya Okhotsk (麺屋おほーつく) are popular in particular. I ate a meal at the Menya Okhotsk, and it was tasty. By the way, nonstop buses do not run, but a intercity bus, Highway Bus Engaru-go (高速えんがる号), runs between Sapporo and Engaru.
Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (東藻琴芝桜公園) is in Higashimokoto, Ozora town located in the southern part of Abashiri city, and is well-known as one of the largest place famous for moss pink together with Shibazakura Takinoue Park (芝ざくら滝上公園), and Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festival together with Kamiyubetsu Tulip Festival (かみゆうべつチューリップフェスティバル) and Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (童話村たきのうえ芝ざくらまつり). The Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park surrounded by fields is developed with containing hillslope along Hokkaido Road 102. It is the origin of the park that Mr. Suekichi Nakabachi (中鉢末吉) planted the moss pink that he grew at his home on the steep slope in 1977. The moss pink is a perennial plant of the family polemoniaceae native of North America, and is a kind of the phlox. He expanded the moss pink field of 1 ha a year, and now the park space is 100,000 m2. I think that visitors must be very impressed by the moss pink over the steep slope. When I drove my car on the road, the pink moss came into my sight, and I was very moved. You will be moved by beautiful red, pink, purple and white color, too. Admission is charged, but a parking lot is free of charge. Except the Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival season, admission free. Read More
Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival
Shibazakura Takinoue Park (芝ざくら滝上公園) is in Takinoue town located in the northeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is well-known as one of the largest place famous for moss pink together with Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (東藻琴芝桜公園), and Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (童話村たきのうえ芝ざくらまつり) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festival together with Kamiyubetsu Tulip Festival (かみゆうべつチューリップフェスティバル) and Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭). The park is near the center of the Takinoue, and is developed on a hillslope. It is the origin of the park that Takinoue people planted moss pink from a cardboard box for mandarin oranges in 1958. The moss pink is a perennial plant of the family polemoniaceae native of North America, and is a kind of the phlox. They expanded the moss pink field every year, and now the park space is 100,000 m2. Admission is charged, but a parking lot is free of charge. Except the Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival season, admission free. Read More
Tulips of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park (滝野すずらん丘陵公園) is located in Minami ward, Sapporo city and was founded in 1983. This park is a quite large and is area of about 400 ha. About 600,000 visitors come, and it is a popular park. This park has 3 entrances, Taki-no-moriguchi Entrance (滝の森口), Keiryuguchi Entrance (渓流口) and Masumiguchi Entrance (鱒見口), and it is roughly divided into 4 areas, Central Zone, Keiryu Zone, Taki-no-Mori Zone East Area and Taki-no-Mori Zone West Area. The Takino National Goverment Park is known for enjoying a whole hill and is a famous place for tulips. It is in full bloom from late May to early June. Addmision is charged and a parking lot is paid. Read More
Lake Saroma (サロマ湖) that stretches over Kitami Tokoro town, Saraoma town and Yubetsu town is a brackish water lake located in the northeast part of Kitami city. The perimeter of the lake is approximately 87 km and the area of the lake is 152 km2. The Lake Saroma is the third largest lake in Japan and is the most largest lake in Hokkaido. A sandbar with approximately 200 m to 700 m in width separates the Lake Saroma from the Sea of Okhotsk (オホーツク海), and the lake links the sea with only two places. In old days, the sandbar separeted the Lake Saroma from the Sea of Okhotsk depending on seasons fully. Read More
Menya Okhotsk (麺屋おほーつく) is a popular Udon restaurant in Yubetsu town between Monbetsu and Abashiri and was founded in 2009. It is famous for printing in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. A building has an atmosphere such as the lodges with warmth of a tree. The restaurant is not so large, but counter seats and tables are provided, so family customers seem to enjoy. Business hours are only lunch time and it often has visitors lined up. Read More
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair is held from early May to early June. Nearly 70 thousand tourists come every year. Admission is JPY 500. It is the one of the park's characteristics that they import some kinds of new tulips from Netherlands every year. The time it takes to look around colorful tulips is around 1.5 hours. A touring bus "Chupit-go" (園内周遊チューピット号) runs on the site. A bus fare is JPY 300.
The windmill-shaped observatory deck is built around the center of the park, and colorful tulips are planted on some blocks. Most same colors of the tulips grow in line, and colorful lines can be enjoyed. In addition, a combination of Muscari and Tulips is worth seeing. Except the windmill-shaped observatory deck, some wooden observatory decks are built on the site, so tourists can look over the flower gardens from high places.
Atmosphere of Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.|
|Parking lot||A pay parking lot is provided (400 cars).|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||404 549 747*20|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Yubetsu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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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