300 kinds of 3000 Roses -Rose Garden Chippubetsu-
August 14th, 2017
Rose Garden Chippubetsu (ローズガーデンちっぷべつ) is 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. There are 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) near the Rose Garden Chippubetsu. About 300 kinds of about 3000 roses are planted on the site with 5.4 ha, and colourful roses can be enjoyed. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are 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 restroom around the parking lot. By the way, a wedding ceremony can be performed at the Rose Garden Chippubetsu.
There are 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 at the site. Walks are provided, too.
The Bell of Karos stands around 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.
Karos Hill Lookout (カロスの丘展望台) is the highest place on the site. Water flows from the Karos Hill Lookout to the Shukeiike Pond, and benches are provided on the top, and visitors can look over 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, so 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 around Rose Garden Chippubetsu.
|Chippu You and Yu(ちっぷゆう＆ゆ)||