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[Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo] Night View and Day View Are Very Good

July 14th, 2017

Mt. Moiwa

Mt. Moiwa (藻岩山) is a mountain of 531 m altitude in Minami ward, Sapporo city, and was named after "A place to watch by always going up" in Ainu language, and is well-known for having an observation deck and a ski resort. It is relatively close to the downtown of the Sapporo, and is a popular sightseeing spot with a good night view. The night view from the Mt. Moiwa is one of the 3 best night views in Hokkaido along with the night view from Mt. Hakodate (函館山) and the night view from Mt. Tengu (天狗山), and the Sapporo has been chosen as one of the 3 best new night views in Japan together with Nagasaki (長崎) and Kobe (神戸) since 2015, so more tourists visit here. About 900,000 people come at present. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Mt. Moiwa
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
View from Mt. Moiwa
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
View from Mt. Moiwa
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Night View
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Night View from Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

Movie of Mt. Moiwa

In a winter, a part of the site turns into Moiwa Ski Resort. Moiwayama Sightseeing Road (藻岩山観光自動車道) turns into a ski course, too. The ski resort is famous for a beautiful night view, and the night view can be seen on Usagidaira Ski Course (うさぎ平コース). Unfortunately, the ski resort prohibits snowboarding.

Night View from Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Night View from Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

Look of Mt. Moiwa

There are 3 ways to go up the Mt. Moiwa. The first is that tourists use a ropeway to go up the mountain easily. The second is that the tourists drive cars such as an owned car to go up the mountain. The third is that the tourists go up the mountain on foot. In the case of the ropeway, it runs every 15 minutes from Moiwa Sanroku Station (もいわ山麓駅) to Moiwa Chufuku Station (もいわ中腹駅), and it takes about 5 minutes. The tourists transfer to Morris Car (もーりすカー) there, and it takes about 2 minutes from there to Moiwa Sancho Station (もいわ山頂駅). A round ticket is JPY 1,700 for adult and JPY 850 for child. In the case of the cars, the drivers can use a parking lot beside the Moiwa Chyufuku Station through the Moiwayama Sightseeing Road from mid April to late November. After that, the tourists choose getting on the Morris Car or going up through Nature Walking Trail (自然学習歩道) on foot, and it takes about 15 minutes on foot. A toll of the Moiwayama Sightseeing Road fare is JPY 660. In the case of walking, it takes about 60 minutes to go up to the mountaintop, and 5 mountain trails are built. There were surprisingly a lot of overseas walkers than I expected.

Entrance of Moiwayama Sightseeing Road
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Moiwa Chufuku Station and Parking Lot
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Moiwa Chufuku Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Morris Car
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

There are Moiwayama Shrine (藻岩山神社) and the parking lot aroud the Moiwa Chufuku Station. The Moiwa Chufuku Station has a ropeway station, a Morris Car station, a souvenir shop "Moimoi-no-Omise (もいもいのおみせ)", Forest Gallery, a restroom and a terrace. A view can hardly be seen because trees block people's views.

Moiwayama Shrine
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Parking Lot beside Moiwa Chufuku Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Souvenir Shop at Moiwa Chufuku Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Morris-kun
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Terrace of Moiwa Chufuku Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

The Nature Walking Trail with about 600 m in total length is built from the Moiwa Chufuku Station to the Moiwa Sancho Station. It takes about 15 minutes on foot. I guessed the mountain trail was short, and I went up it. But a slope was very steep, and I spended time on taking a rest, so it took about 20 minutes.

Junction to Moiwa Sancho Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Nature Walking Trail
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

There are the Moiwa Sancho Station, Moiwa Sancho Temple (藻岩山頂寺院), a radio tower, a triangulation point and a monument for Moiwayama Primeval Forest (藻岩山原生林記念碑) on the mountaintop. The Moiwa Sancho Station has an observation deck on the rooftop, a restraunt "THE JEWELS", a cafe, Star Hall, the Morris Car station, a restroom and a rest place for mountain climbers. A dinner can be eaten while seeing the night view at the restraunt. It seems to produce a romantic atmosphere. By the way, Bell of Happiness (幸せの鐘) is built on the rooftop, and couples can lock their love padlocks. The love padlocks are sold at the Star Hall.

Moiwa Sancho Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Moiwayama Sancho Temple
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Moiwayama Primeval Forest
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Bell of Happiness
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Love Padlocks
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Restraunt and Cafe
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Ropeway Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

The Sancho Observation Deck is the size that about 100 people can enter, and 360-degree panoramic view can be seen. I visited here in 7 July 2017, and a view was whitish. The view is photogenic if it is fine weather. When I visited here at the time of Doshin UHB Fireworks Festival before, the Sancho Obseravatory Deck was almost full. Everybody thinked the same way. The night view went well with the fireworks.

Look of Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Night View and Fireworks from Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Night View and Fireworks from Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Fireworks from Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Sapporo Dome from Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Sapporo City Area
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Sapporo City Area
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Look of Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Heart-Shaped Something
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Look of Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Mt. Maruyama from Sancho Observation Deck
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Road to Moiwayama Sancho Station
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo
Sapporo City Area
Mt. Moiwa in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Mt. Moiwa Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Mt. Moiwa

Admission fee Free of charge
Ropeway & Morris Car fare Round‐trip ticket, Adult: JPY 1700, Child: JPY 850.
One‐way ticket, Adult: JPY 900, Child: JPY 450.
Ropeway fare Round‐trip ticket, Adult: JPY 1100, Child: JPY 550.
One‐way ticket, Adult: JPY 600, Child: JPY 300.
Morris Car fare Round‐trip ticket, Adult: JPY 600, Child: JPY 300.
One‐way ticket, Adult: JPY 300, Child: JPY 150.
Moiwayama Sightseeing Road Two‐wheeled vehicle: JPY 320, Ordinary vehicle: JPY 660. * From mid April to late November
Parking lot Free parking is provided (80 cars). * It is provided beside Moiwa Chufuku Station.
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-11-561-8177
Home page Home page is here

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Mt. Moiwa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

広告

Yamahana

Shabby House(シャビーハウス)
Jalan
Rakuten
Kato House(カトーハウス)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Ocho Guest House(オチョゲストハウス)
Jalan

Susukino

Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビス スタイルズ 札幌)
B4 Apartment in Sapporo(B4 アパートメント イン 札幌)
Jalan
Rakuten
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekinishi(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅西)
ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Susukino(ホテルマイステイズ札幌すすきの)
the b sapporo susukino(ザ・ビー 札幌すすきの)
Tmark City Hotel Sapporo(Tマーク シティ ホテル 札幌)
HOTEL RELIEF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルリリーフ札幌すすきの)
Hotel Nets Sapporo(ホテルネッツ札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekiminami(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅南)
Mercure Hotel Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekimae(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅前)
APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino(アパホテル 札幌すすきの)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Premier Hotel-CABIN-Sapporo(天然温泉プレミアホテル -CABIN- 札幌)
Spa Hotel SOLE Susukino(SPA HOTEL ソーレ すすきの)
Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Chuo(ホテルルートイン 札幌中央)
Marks Inn Sapporo(マークスイン札幌)
The Stay Sapporo(The Stay Sapporo)
Spa Safro(すすきの天然温泉 スパ・サフロ)
Super Hotel Sapporo Susukino(スーパーホテル札幌・すすきの)
Booking
Jalan
Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South(レッドプラネット札幌すすきの南)
Jalan
Hotel WBF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルWBF札幌すすきの)
Comfort Hotel Sapporo Susukino(コンフォートホテル札幌すすきの)
Smile Hotel Premium Sapporo Susukino(スマイルホテルプレミアム札幌すすきの)
Hotel Sho SAPPORO(ホテル翔SAPPORO)
Booking
TIARA HOTEL SAPPORO SUSUKINO(ティアラホテル札幌すすきの)
Booking
HOTEL RENER SUSUKINO(HOTELリーネルすすきの)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Crossroads(東横イン札幌すすきの交差点)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Minami(東横イン札幌すすきの南)
Booking
BIZCOURT CABIN SUSUKINO(BIZCOURT CABINすすきの)
Booking
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino(ダイワロイネットホテル札幌すすきの)
Comics and Capsule Hotel Comicap Sapporo Susukino(Comics&CapsuleHotelコミカプ札幌すすきの店)
Booking
Sapporo Tobu Hotel(札幌東武ホテル)
HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo(ホテルリブマックス札幌)
JASMAC PLAZA HOTEL(ジャスマックプラザホテル)
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel(札幌東急REIホテル)
Hotel North City(ホテルノースシティ)
Weekly Sapporo 2000 & Annex(ウィークリーさっぽろ2000&アネックス)
SappoLodge(ゲストハウス SappoLodge)
Capsule Inn Sapporo (Male Only)(カプセル・イン札幌)
Business Hotel Line(ビジネスホテルライン)
Booking
Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビススタイルズ札幌)
Sapporo Park Hotel(札幌パークホテル)
Hotel Annex(ホテルアネックス)
Hotel Ronshan Sapporo(ホテル ロンシャンサッポロ)
Hotel New Budget Sapporo(ホテルニューバジェット札幌)
Hotel Royal Stay Sapporo(ホテル ローヤルステイ・サッポロ)
Frame Hotel Sapporo(フレイムホテル札幌)
Swanky Hotel Otomo(スワンキーホテル・オートモ)
Sapporo Daiichi Hotel(札幌第一ホテル)
Booking
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo(クインテッサホテル札幌)
Hotel Resol Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルリソル札幌 中島公園)
HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park(ホテルマイステイズプレミア札幌パーク)
Hotel Porte(HOTEL PORTE)
HP
Hotel Shinto(ホテル新東)
Karaksa Hotel Sapporo(からくさホテル札幌)
Social Hostel 365(Social Hostel 365)
Time Peace Apartment(タイムピースアパートメント)
Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
Kuranoya Sapporo(倉のや 札幌)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Sapporo Guest House Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
Jalan
The Stay Sapporo Nagomi(THE STAY SAPPORO 和ーNAGOMIー)
Sapporo Inn Nada(サッポロイン NADA)
Igloo Dorm & Breakfast(IGLOO Dorm&Breakfast)
Ten to Ten Nakajima-Koen(Ten to Ten HOKKAIDO Hostel & Kitchen)
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu(札幌エクセルホテル東急)
Hotel Lifort Sapporo(ホテルライフォート札幌)
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park(ベッセルイン札幌中島公園)
Booking
Hotel Vista Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルビスタ札幌 中島公園)
City Cabin by Nikoh Refre (Male Only)(ニコーカプセルホテル リフレ)
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Dave san,
    I am glad to hear that.

    Yes! Star Hall was performed when I visited the Mt. Moiwa.
    Click here for more info!
    http://moiwa.sapporo-dc.co.jp/guide/star.html

  2. Dave Koh says:

    Hello,

    Your blog and photo are beautifully done.

    May I know if the theater planetarium, or 3D movies featuring Sapporo city on this mountain still working when you are there recently ?

    You can email me at yeechoon88@msn.com as well.

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