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[Makomanai Park in Sapporo] Cherry Blossoms Can Be Enjoyed in Peaceful Place for Sapporo Citizens

Makomanai Park

Makomanai Park (真駒内公園) is a comprehensive park of 850,000 m2 in Minami ward, Sapporo city, and is away from the downtown of the Sapporo. It has opened since 1975. Here used to be a main venue of Sapporo Olympic in 1972. After that, it is maintained as the park with Makomanai River (真駒内川), Makomanai Indoor Stadium (真駒内屋内競技場), Makomanai Outdoor Stadium (真駒内屋外競技場), Sapporo Salmon Museum (札幌市豊平川さけ科学館), a baseball ground and a cycling road. Here is also well-known as a good place to see cherry blossoms in a spring 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 fall foliage is about from mid October to late October. Admission free. As for parking lots, weekdays are free of chrage, and Sundays and National holidays are JPY 320.
Park Map in Japanese

Cherry Blossoms of Makomanai Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage of Makomanai Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

Movie of Makomanai Park

Makomanai Station
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Indoor Stadium
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Indoor Stadium
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

The Makomanai Park is also famous as a good place to watch wild birds, and about 80 types of the wild birds such as Mallard, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Crested Kingfisher, African Stonechat and Red-flanked Bluetail, and Ural Owl and Long-tailed Tit, popular wild birds, can be watched in a winter. A lot of visitors come to watch their lovely faces. Besides, Makomanai Fireworks Display (真駒内花火大会) is held only in a day, early July. By the way, this place used to Makomanai Cattle Ranch (真駒内種畜産場) that is the first ranch in the Hokkaido was established by Mr. Edwin Dun called "Live Stock Father of Hokkaido (北海道の酪農の父)". Edwin Dun Memorial Park (エドウィン・ダン記念公園) and Edwin Dun Memorial Hall (エドウィン・ダン記念館) are built near here.

Movie of Long-tailed Tit

Movie of Ural Owl

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 Hall (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. Read More

Edwin Dun Memorial Park
Edwin Dun Memorial 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 Makomanai Park

About 63,200 trees such as needle-leaved trees and broad‐leaved trees grow in the vast land of the Makomanai Park, and about 700 Yezo Mountain Trees and about 300 Double Cherry Blossom Trees are planted. According to various types of trees, fall foliage is also beautiful. In the spring, a colony of Dogtooth Violet appears, too. Paved paths are built in the site, so a lot of visitors come to walk their dogs or enjoy running. I suppose that it takes about 60-120 minutes to look around on foot. My visited places are as follows.

Cherry Blossoms of Makomanai Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage of Makomanai Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage of Makomanai Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
People Take a Walk
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Weekday: Free of Charge. Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays: JPY 320 (standard size car)
Business hour 06:30-21:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-11-581-1961
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 281 286*31

Cherry Blossoms of Makomanai Park

In the Makomanai Park, the cherry blossoms are bloom here and there. Sakura-no-Michi (桜の道) is a path with both sides of cherry trees along Taiyo-no-Hiroba (太陽の広場). But cherry blossoms of the Sakura-no-Michi was too ealry when I visited here in May 1, 2018, and a tunnel of the cherry blossoms did not appear. On the other hand, the most beautiful cherry blossoms were the cherry trees along Kineju Street (記念樹通り). That was the most suitable place for a cherry blossom viewing party under full blooming cherry blossoms.

Entrance of Makomanai Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

Grounds of the Taiyo-no-Hiroba are grassland, and cherry trees grow there. A low cherry tree is popular in those cherry trees. A very small mountain is built beside it, and selfie can be enjoyed as background of cherry blossoms at a high position. A lots of visitors gathered the mountain.

Taiyo-no-Hiroba
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Trees at Taiyo-no-Hiroba
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Stream
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Kobushi Magnolia Blossoms
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Taiyo-no-Hiroba
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Waterside
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

The Sakura-no-Michi is built along the Taiyo-no-Hiroba. When I visited here, cherry blossoms were not in full bloom. Unfortunately, I came too early. But the cherry blossoms of a large cherry tree were in full bloom, so a lot of the visitors took a photo.

Sakura-no-Michi
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Large Cherry Tree
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Central Bridge
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Makomanai River
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

White Magnolia Trees are lined along a path beside the Makomanai Outdoor Stadium. The white magnolia blossoms of very low trees look very good. I think that it is a photogenic place if the trees were very near the cherry trees.

White Magnolia Trees Lined along Path
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
White Magnolia Blossoms
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
White Magnolia Blossom
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Art Works Are at Various Places of Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

The most beautiful cherry blossoms are the cherry trees along the Kineju Street. Those are just full in bloom, and gradation of pink cherry blossoms is amazing! Here is the most suitable place for the cherry blossom viewing party because the cherry blossoms are very close.

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Kineju Street
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Marvelous Cherry Blossoms
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms Look Blooming to Sky
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossom Viewing Party
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
It Looks Good
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Full Cherry Blossoms Are Here and There
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Trees near Kashiwa-Hiroba
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Blossoms
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
A Lot of Visitors Come
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Cherry Trees along Path
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Japanese Emperor Oak Is Symbol of Park
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
They Look Fun
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Shirakaba-no-Michi
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Public Restroom at Miharashidai
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Miharashidai
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Look of Miharashidai
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Kinoko-Hiroba
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Green Bridge
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Stream
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Makomanai Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Makomanai Park

Dogtooth Violet of Makomanai Park

Katakuri-no-Sato (カタクリの里) is the innermost colony of the Dogtooth Violet at the Makomanai Park, and the claret red Dogtooth Violet and light blue Corydalis Ambigua can be seen in the spring. Here is one of the largest nature colonies of the Dogtooth Violet in city parks in Japan. So the site is large, and the grounds are slanted, so visitors may have a little tired. Yezo squirrel can be seen if you are lucky.

Katakuri-no-Sato
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Dogtooth Violet
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Dogtooth Violet
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Dogtooth Violet
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

Fall Foliage of Makomanai Park

I visited here to see marvelous fall foliage in late October. It was the perfect timing. I took a walk around the park for a hour. Evergreen trees were planted at Mushroom Open Space (きのこ広場), so colourful leaves were enjoyed. At the Sun Open Space (太陽の広場), fall foliage and fallen leaves were enjoyed. This is a good place to see fall foliage after all.

Fall Foliage at Sun Open Space
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Great!
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
It Sounds Good
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Makomanai River
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Red Leaves
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Yellow Leaves
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Mushroom Open Space and Gradation of Fall Foliage
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Maple Leaves
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Trees with Fall Foliage Are along Path
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage with Vivid Color
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Yellow Leaves and Open Space
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Trees with Fall Foliage Are along Path
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fallen Leaves
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fall Foliage
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
It Is Feeling like Autumn More and More
Makomanai Park in Sapporo

Sapporo Toyohira River Salmon Museum

Sapporo Toyohira River Salmon Museum (札幌市豊平川さけ科学館) is a museum in the northern part of the park, and has been established since 1984. The museum was built to return salmon in Toyohira River near the park, and salmon roe is hatched, and young fishes are raised and are released into the river. A main building (本館), a pond for observation (屋外観察池), a fish hall (さかな館) and a training hall (実習館) are built at the site, and salmon and trout are displayed and are raised there. Those are open to the public, and a lots of parents with children are always seen. Some events such as Experience of Releasing Young Salmon (サケの放流体験) are held. Admission free.

Sapporo Toyohira River Salmon Museum
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Exhibition Hall
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Exhibition Hall
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Breeding Exhibition Room
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Japanese Trout
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Stairs to Underground Observation Room
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Underground Observation Room
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
1-Year-Old Salmonidae Fishes
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Fish Hall
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Inside of Fish Hall
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Inside of Fish Hall
Makomanai Park in Sapporo
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Weekday: Free of Charge. Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays: JPY 320 (standard size car)
Business hour 09:15~16:45
Regular closing day Monday (If the day is a national holiday, the next day is a closing day) and new year holidays
Telephone number +81-11-582-7555
Home page Home page is here

List of Events

Makomanai Fireworks Display is held. It is charged.

Movie of Makomanai Fireworks Display

    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 Cherry Tree is here

      Hokkaido Cherry Tree

      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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