- August 14th, 2017
[Rose Garden Chippubetsu] 300 Types of 3,000 Roses and View from Hilltop Can Be Enjoyed at Rose Garden
Rose Garden Chippubetsu
Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) is a rose garden near Kodomo-Boken-no-Mori Park (こども冒険の森公園) and Xe-Xe Land (めぇーめぇーランド) in Chippubetsu town located in the western part of Asahikawa city, and was founded as an outdoor recreational spot with flowers and green plants in 1999. About 300 types of about 3,000 roses are planted at the site of 5.4 ha, and colourful roses can be enjoyed. The best times to see those are around early July, mid August and early September, and several best times come. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. They accept a donation. Garden House Plaza Welkamu (ガーデンプラザ「ウエル花夢」) that dishes and souvenirs can be enjoyed and a public restroom are built beside the parking lot. By the way, a wedding ceremony can be performed at the Rose Garden Chippubetsu. They close a business from early October to late June.
Chippubetsu Onsen (秩父別温泉) is a hot spring place in Chippubetsu town located in the western part of Asahikawa city. Chippu You and Yu (ちっぷゆう＆ゆ) is built near Chippubetsu Station, restraunts, Izakaya and a convenience store. There are road station "Chippubetsu with a sounding bell" (道の駅「鐘のなるまち、ちっぷべつ」), Open 100th Anniversary Tower (開基100年記念塔), sports park that tourists can play a park golf course and a camping ground around here. Famous tourist attractions in the Chippubetsu are Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) and Kids Square Chikkuru (キッズスクエアちっくる). In addition, Green Spaghetti Napolitana (緑のナポリタン), a local dish, is tasty. I ate it at Restaurant "Hamanasu (はまなす)". By the way, Hokuryu Sunflower Field (北竜ひまわりの里) is relatively near here. Read More
Look of Rose Garden Chippubetsu
The rose garden has Rose Castle Flora (バラの城ふろーら), Karos Hill Lookout (カロスの丘展望台), Shukeiike Pond (修景池), Bell of Karos (カロスの鐘), Rose Shop Yume-Pokke (ローズショップ ゆめポッケ) and a gazebo. Visitors can look around along walks. The elevation of the Karos Hill Lookout is about 100 m, and the elevation of the rose garden is about 80 m, so the difference of elevation is about 20 m. The hill has steps of its difference of elevation, so you may wear comfortable shoes.
The Bell of Karos stands near the Shukeiike Pond, and if people throw a coin into the fountain in looking back after ringing the bell, it is said that their wishes come true. The wishes are classified depending on ringing times. For example, ringing 1 time classifies the success of love, and ringing 2 times classifies the luck with money. Open 100th Anniversary Tower (開基100年記念塔) beside Chippu You and Yu (ちっぷゆう＆ゆ) has a bell as well as the Bell of Karos, and I guess that all the bells in Chippubetsu that is the town where a bell sounds have same effects. By the way, the Karos means "Beautiful" in Greek language.
The Karos Hill Lookout is the highest place at the site. Water flows from here to the Shukeiike Pond, and benches are built on the top, and the visitors can view the rose garden. A view from a stone bridge across a small river is comfortable, too.
As for the Rose Castle Flora, there are a souvenir shop, a soft serve ice cream shop and restrooms on the 1st floor, and I forgot to eat the rose flavor soft serve ice cream, so I will try it next time. A rest place is on the 2nd floor, and the visitors can go out on balconies, and the rose garden can be seen from there.
Atmosphere of Rose Garden Chippubetsu Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (90 cars)|
|Regular closing day||From mid October to mid June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||495 072 623*75|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chippubetsu. 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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