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[Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo] Beautiful Canal, Rows of Poplar Trees and Cherry Blossom Spot

Maeda Forest Park

Maeda Forest Park (前田森林公園) is a comprehensive park of 597,258 m2 in Teine-Maeda, Teine ward, Sapporo city, and has opened since 1987. It is famous as a park with a canal like a pond of a Western-style palace, and has literally rich nature. Here is also well-known as a good place to see cherry blossoms in a spring, wisteria blooms in a summer and fall foliage in an autumn, and is a peaceful place for Sapporo citizens. The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about late April to mid May. The best time to see the wisteria blooms is about late May to early June. The best time to see the fall foliage is about from mid October to late October. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
Park Guide Brochure

Maeda Forest Park
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Wisteria Trellis
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo

The vast park is divinded into divided into 2 parts, North Area and South Area by a road. The North Area has the Canal, Wall Fountain, Rows of Poplar Trees, Lawn Area, Sunk Garden, Big Pergola, Flower and Tree Garden, Szekely Square, baseball grounds, a soccer field, a tennis court, Tower of Sprouting Shoot (めばえの塔), Lookout Lounge, Rest Station, public restrooms, a parking lot, Forest of Wild Bird (野鳥の森), Forest of Memorial Tree (記念樹の森), Forest of Hometown (ふるさとの森), Forest for Gatherings (つどいの森) and Forest of Broad-leaved Trees (広葉樹の森), and the South Area has a park golf course, Barbecue Area, Wide Grass Area and Hill for Splendid Views (ひろびろ原っぱ&ながめの丘), Swampy Biotope (湿地ビオトープ), public restrooms and a parking lot.

Rows of Poplar Trees and Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Wall Fountain
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Sunk Garden and Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo

Look of Maeda Forest Park

As for the beautiful rows of the Poplar Trees, about 240 poplar trees are planted in 4 rows along the canal. Those make visitors feel a typical scenery of Hokkaido, so famous Japanese television drama series "Massan (マッサン)" in 2014 used here as a shooting place. In addition, a music video of JKT48 So Long! used the canal as a shooting place, too. By the way, some events are held, and Maeda Forest Park Wisteria Festival (前田森林公園ふじまつり) is held between 2days in early June.

Rows of Poplar Trees
Maeda Forest Park 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

Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido

Cherry blossoms begin to bloom from late April in Hokkaido. The cherry blossoms in the Southern Hokkaido including Hakodate begin to bloom from late April, and in case of late blooming, the cherry blossoms in the Eastern Hokkaido and the Northern Hokkaido seem to bloom in early June. The cherry blossoms in Honshu (the main island of Japan) begin to bloom from mid March, and tourists can enjoy the cherry blossoms until too late season. If everybody forget to see the cherry blossoms in the Honshu, please visit the Hokkaido to savor the cherry blossoms. Read More

Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

Look of Maeda Forest Park

About 60 types of 7,300 trees are planted at the Forest of Wild Bird, the Forest of Memorial Tree, the Forest of Hometown, the Forest for Gatherings and the Forest of Broad-leaved Trees around the canal. It is said that 70,300 trees are planted at the whole park in total. Although an enormous number of trees are planted, the forests are not dense. The forests with beautiful openness are well-kept. The park is very large, so it takes about 60-120 minutes to look around on foot.

Maeda Forest Park and Mt. Teine
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Row of Cherry Trees
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Canal and Rows of Poplar Trees and Cherry Trees
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo

The canal looks like a pond at a mansion of Western sovereign or nobleman. Total length is about 60 m, the width is 15 m, and the water depth is 30 cm. It is almost as large as Grand Canal at the Palace of Versailles. In the summer, resting ducks can be seen. Rows of the Poplar Trees are photogenic, so cosplay photography sessions are sometimes held, and they look fun.

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Canal and Duck
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Rows of Poplar Trees
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Path from Parking Lot to Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo

The Lookout Lounge is buit in front of the canal instead of the Palace. The appearance is stone wall, and looks like a castle. A break space and a public restroom are at the 1st floor, and a lookout and a lunchroom are at the 2nd floor. A beautiful canal view with Mt. Teine as a background can be seen here. Admission free.

Lookout Lounge
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Lunchroom and Lookout at 2nd floor
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Break Space at 1st Floor
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lots are provided (1,052 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-11-681-3940
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 811 042*15

Cherry Blossoms of Maeda Forest Park

The cherry trees such as Yezo Mountain Cherry Tree (エゾヤマザクラ), Yoshino Cherry Tree (ソメイヨシノ), Chishima Cherry Tree (チシマザクラ) and Double‐flowered Cherry Tree (ヤエザクラ) are planted at the park. Most of the cherry trees are at the Forest of Wild Bird and the Forest of Memorial Tree, so the visitors should go those to appreciate the cherry blossoms first of all. A row of the cherry trees is at the north side of the canal. Pink large cherry trees go well with green grass.

Row of Cherry Trees
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Row of Cherry Trees
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Bird-Watchers
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo

Walking paths are dotted with some pink cherry trees. Those are stand out against green trees.

Path at Forest of Wild Bird
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Path at Forest of Wild Bird
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Poplar Trees and Cherry Blossoms
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
They Get Ready for Cherry Blossom Viewing Party
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
After Falling Cherry Blossoms, Leaves of Poplars Grow More Green
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo
Canal
Maeda Forest Park in Sapporo

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

      Teine Station Hotel(手稲ステーションホテル)
      Choine Hotel Sapporo Teine(ちょい寝ホテル札幌手稲)
      Jalan
      Guest House Anne(Guest House 庵 Anne)
      Jalan
      SAPPORO TEINE WHITE HOUSE(サッポロ手稲 ホワイトハウス)
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      A page of Sapporo is here

      Sapporo

      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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