- April 18th, 2017
[Sakimori Cherry Tree in Muroran] Cherry Tree Is Used for TV Commercial
A Sakimori Cherry Tree
A Sakimori Cherry Tree (崎守の一本桜) is a cherry tree near Muroran Interchange in Sakimori-cho (崎守町), Muroran city, and is well-known for shooting places for Sapporo Breweries "Sapporo Classic" CM that Mr. Masahiro Matsuoka (松岡昌宏), one of the popular idol group "TOKIO", appear on and a work of Mr. Mitsuhiko Kamata (鎌田光彦), a famous photographer. In addition, "Sakurabito (さくらびと)" of a rock band Swish! used here as a shooting place for a music video. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Visitors should look at it on a sidewalk because a ranch is a private land. A parking lot and a restroom are not provided. A lot of the visitors park their cars on the shoulder of a road. By the way, Horomoe Large Cherry Tree (幌萌の大山桜) is relatively near here, too.
Express Muroran-go (高速むろらん号), an express bus, runs between Sapporo and the Muroran, and Express Hayabusa (高速はやぶさ号), an express bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Muroran. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Higashi-muroran Station.
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree
Horomoe Large Cherry Tree (幌萌の大山桜) is a cherry tree in Horomoe-cho, Muroran city, and is well-known for the largest Yezo mountain cherry (エゾヤマザクラ) in Iburi district. Garyu Korean Hill Cherry (臥龍の霞桜) is planted nearby the Horomoe Large Cherry Tree, too, but cherry blossoms does not seems to bloom. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. During that time, the cherry tree is lit up at the evening, and Ms. Akiko Ota (太田亜紀子) helds a piano concert, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. At that time, a temporary toilet is provided, too. Read More
Muroran (室蘭) that about 90,000 people live along Pacific Ocean is the 11th largest industrial city in Hokkaido, and is located in the central part of the Hokkaido. The city has a relatively calm climate, and it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, and it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. The Muroran mean "A place with a small downward slope" in Ainu language. Muroran Port (Another name: Hkucho Gulf) surrounded by Etomo Peninsula (絵鞆半島) is famous for forming a good natural harbor, and has been called "Iron Town" since a long time, and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. There are factories of Nippon Steel Sumikin (新日鉄住金) and Japan Steel Works (日本製鋼所). As for Kanamoto (カナモト * the TSE First Section presentation) and Narasaki Industry (ナラサキ産業 * the TSE Second Section presentation), here is a establishment of their business place. Therefore the city is a few town that vistors can unusually enjoy a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido, and night views are popular, too. Read More
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
Look of A Sakimori Cherry Tree
About 10 m height Yezo Mountain Cherry with over 100 years old is planted on the ranch at about 130 m above sea level. A background changes depending on the direction that the visitors see along a sidewalk, and those views are very nice. You can try to find your favorite view.
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Business hours||Open for 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||159 491 032*85|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Muroran. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Muroran is here
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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