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[Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shinhidaka] One of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots with Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom along Straight Line Road with 7 km in Total Length

May 5th, 2015

Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki

Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (二十間道路桜並木) is a scenic spot, a large number of cherry trees lined along a road, in Shizunai, Shinhidaka town located in the southeastern of Tomakomai city, and is a little far away from the center of the Shizunai. Along the straight line road with 7 km in total length, about 2,200 cherry trees including Sargent Cherry (エゾヤマザクラ) and Korean Hill Cherry (カスミザクラ) are in full glory. Here is well-known as one of the most famous spots to see cherry blossoms in Hokkaido. In the Hokkaido, it has been chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Roads together with Sapporo Odori Street (札幌大通り), Daisanzaka Street (大三坂通) in Hakodate and Akamatsu Namiki (赤松並木) in Nanae, and has also been chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots together with Matumae Park (松前公園). 200,000 visitorss come to see the amazing cherry blossoms about from early May to mid May. But National Route 235 is very crowded at the weekend of that time, so there is a way to make a detour through Hokkaido Road 235. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom on Both Roadsides
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai

Movie of Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki

During the cherry blossom season, Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival (しずない桜まつり) is held between 7days in early May along a road called a tunnel of flowers (花のトンネル).Various special events are held, and food stalls open a business, so those may enliven cherry-blossom viewing very much. Public restroom are built, too. Speaking of tasty restraunt in the Shizunai, Amaya (あま屋) is famous. In addition, a breakfast buffet of Shizunai Eclips Hotel has a good reputation, so it has been chosen for some grand prizes by Jalan or Rakuten, famous Japanese online travel agencies. By the way, an express bus "Limited Express Hidaka Yushun-go (特急ひだか優駿号)", a highway bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Urakawa, and an express bus "Kosoku Pegasus-go (高速ペガサス号)", a highway bus, runs between Sapporo and the Urakawa, and an express bus "Kosoku Erimo-go (高速えりも号)", a highway bus, runs between the Sapporo and the Erimo, and those buses stop at the Shizunai.

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Shizunai and the New Chitose Airport or the Sapporo.

Donan Bus(道南バス) From New Chitose Airport to Urakawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Urakawa to New Chitose Airport
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Urakawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Donan Bus(道南バス) From Urakawa to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Sapporo to Erimo
Jalan
Rakuten
JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Erimo to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten

List of Tourist Attractions

There are the Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki, Omai Horese Park (桜舞馬公園), Lex Stud (レックススタッド), Arrow Stud (アロースタッド), Ikuma Shrine (生馬神社) and Ryuunkaku (龍雲閣) along cherry trees lined along the road. My visited places are as follows.

Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki

The Nijukkendouro means "20 Ken Road", a road with about 36 m in width, and "ken" is Japanese old basic unit. 1 ken is about 1.8 m. In the Japan, it is said that a splendid scenery such as the long road with cherry trees can be seen only in the Shizunai. I suppose that it is one of the 10 best place of the cherry-blossom viewing in the Japan. In the sideway, the road called the tunnel of the flowers with 300 m in length is built, and is covered with the cherry blossoms.

I Look at Field on Temporary Parking
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
Road Called Tunnel of Flowers
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
I Look at Ranch on Road Called Tunnel of Flowers
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
Food Stalls on Road Called Tunnel of Flowers
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
Many Tourists Come
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai

Because a neighborhood of the cherry‐tree‐lined road are surrounded by fields and ranches, a scenery is very idyllic. The visitors can view the typical scenery of Hokkaido's rich natural. A royal building called Ryuunkaku (龍雲閣) is built in the Meiji period along the straight line road, and the visitors can observe it only during the Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival. Speaking of an observing, racing fans can observe leading sires such as Special Week (スペシャルウィーク), a derby horse, at the Lex Stud. Unfortunately, the visitors can not observe the horses in the season that the cherry tree blooms.

Straight Line in 2014
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
Field and Ranch Are Near Row of Cherry Blossom Trees in 2014
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai
View from Temporary Parking on Shoulder of Road in 2014
Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai

Atmosphere of Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki in Shizunai

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free of charge. * A car park on the shoulder of a road or park in the temporary parking (650 cars)
Business hours Open for 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-146-43-2111
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 551 170 649*58

Ryuunkaku

The Ryuunkaku is a royal building built in 1908, and used to be a hotel for a royalty and a high official in order to observe a horse‐breeding center. It changes to museum exhibiting then materials at present. Pictures were drawn by Tanyu Kanno (狩野探幽) on the surface of folding screen and the specially made Persia Carpet are exhibited. Only during the Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival, it opens to the public. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

広告

Ryuunkaku
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Papers
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Calligraphy on Tablet
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Used Tableware
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Used Tableware
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Tanyu Kanno Draw Picture on Folding Screen
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Persian Carpet
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Calligraphy on Tablet
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Open Corridor on Second Floor
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Ikuma Shrine
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai
Bathtub
Ryuunkaku in Shizunai

Atmosphere of Ryuunkaku Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ryuunkaku

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars).
Business hour 09:00-16:00 * It opens only during Shizunai Cherry Tree Festival
Regular closing day Close all year round/td>
Telephone number +81-146-42-1000
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 551 296 563*50

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Shizunai. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Shizunai Eclips Hotel(静内エクリプスホテル)
Hotel Laurel(ホテル ローレル)
Booking
Hotel Annex Inn(ホテル アネックス イン)
Hotel Sato(ホテル サトウ)
Booking
Shizunai City Hotel(静内シティホテル)
Booking
Business Hotel Sun Spot(ビジネスホテル サンスポット)
Booking
Business Hotel Makiba(ビジネスホテル牧葉)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Natural Resort Hygeia(ナチュラルリゾート・ハイジア)
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

Hokkaido Cherry Tree

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