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[Hiragishi Tenjin Wisteria in Sapporo] Huge Wisteria Is Oldest Wisteria in Hokkaido

Tenjinyama Park

Tenjinyama Park (天神山緑地) is located in Hiragishi, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city. There is Mt. Tenjinyama with an altitude of about 90 m along National Route 453, and Tenjin Wisteria (天神藤), Soma Shrine (相馬神社), Taiheizan Miyoshi Shrine (太平山三吉神社), Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio (さっぽろ天神山アートスタジオ) and Jaoanese-style Garden (日本庭園) are at the site. The Mt. Tenkjinyama used to be a fort built by Ainu people, and a view is good, too. There are vestiges of the fort now. The Tenjin Wisteria is donated to Sapporo city by Mr. Akihiro Yamagiwa (山際廣昭) that lived at the foot of Mt. Tenjinyama in 2016 , and become a part of the Tenjinyama Park. 300 cherry trees such as double cherry trees and Yezo mountain cherry trees are planted, so pink flowers and purple flowers can be enjoyed from a spring to an early summer. This park is a relaxing place that local people enjoy themselves in a city. Admission free.

View from Top of Tenjiyama Park
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo
Japanese-style Garden
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo
Japanese-style Garden
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo
Path on Park
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo
Taiheizan Miyoshi Shrine
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo
Votive Pictures of Horse
Tenjinyama Park in Sapporo

The Tenjinyama Park is near Sumikawa or Nakanoshima, so there are some popular ramen restaurants around here. Sapporo Junren Head Office (さっぽろ純連 札幌本店) is at the foot of the Mt. Tenjinyama, and Men Eiji Hiragishi Base (麺eiji平岸ベース), Yamaarashi Head Office (山嵐 本店), Sumire Sapporo Head Office (すみれ 札幌本店) and Garyumenbu Hien (我流麺舞 飛燕) are relatively near here. I ate ramen at the Sapporo Junren Head Office, the Men Eiji Hiragishi Base, the Sumire Sapporo Head Office and the Garyumenbu Hien. Those were tasty.

Sapporo Junren Head Office

Sapporo Junren (さっぽろ純連) is a popular ramen restraunt based in Hiragishi, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city. Mr. Noriyoshi Muranaka (村中 教愛) established it in 1987, and RENFOODS corp. runs it. Mr. Takanori Yamagishi (山岸 敬典) is a company president at present. Mrs. Akeko Muranaka (村中 明子), the founder's mother, established Sumire (純連) in 1964, and the Junren successed her taste. The head office and a brach are in the Sapporo, and the Junren is well-known as a long-established ramen restraunt of Sapporo Miso Broth Ramen. By the way, Mr. Noriyoshi, the founder, is a company president of Miki Food corp. (有限会社 ミキフード), and runs Sapporo Junren Sendai Branch now. Read More

Miso Broth Ramen
Miso Broth Ramen -Junren Head Office in Sapporo-

Men Eiji Hiragishi Base

Men Eiji Hiragishi Base (麺eiji 平岸ベース) is a popular ramen restraunt run by Furukawa corp. at a residential area, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and is relatively near Subway Nanboku Line Hiragishi Station and Minami-hiragishi Station. Mr. Jun Furukawa (古川 淳), a company president, has established it since 2006. The Men Eiji Hiragishi Base was given the Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition, and got the 1st place in Ramen Walker Grandpix Hokkaido 2016. He trained his cooking skills at some ramen restraunts such as Ramen Tetsuya (らーめんてつや), a famous ramen restraunt in the Sapporo. The Men Eiji Hiragishi Base has sister ramen restraunts, MEN-EIJI Full. near Susukino and DUCK RAMEN EIJI in Higashi ward. Read More

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardines and Pork Bone Flavor
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Small Dried Sardines amd Pork Bone Flavor -Men Eiji Hiragishi Base in Sapporo-

Garyumenbu Hien

Garyumenbu Hien (我流麺舞飛燕) is a popular ramen restraunt in Nakanoshima, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city, and is near JCHO Hokkaido Hospital (JCHO北海道病院). Mr. Shuji Maeda (前田 修志), a ramen restraunt owner, has established it since 2010.The Hien was given the MICHELIN PLATE by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. He trained his cooking skill at some ramen restraunts such as Yamaarashi (山嵐), a famous ramen restraunt in the Sapporo, and has sister ramen restraunts, Ramen Tsubame (ラーメンツバメ) in Yamahana, Menya Gensho (麺や 玄鳥) in Susukino and Sapporo Hien (札幌飛燕) in New Chitose Airport. Read More

Salty Chicken Broth Ramen with Fish Powder
Salty Chicken Broth Ramen with Fish Powder -Hien in Sapporo-

Sumire Sapporo Head Office

Sumire (すみれ) is a popular ramen restraunt based in Nakanoshima, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city. Sumire corp. runs it, and Mr. Nobuyoshi Muranaka (村中 伸宜) is a company president. Mrs. Akiko Muranaka (村中 明子), his mother, established Sumire (純連) in 1964. The head office is in the Sapporo, and branch ramen restraunts open a business in the Sapporo and Yokohama. The Sumire is well-known as a long-established ramen restraunt of Sapporo Miso Broth Ramen. A lot of ramen restraunts are affected by the Sumire, and a lots of pupils also appear in crowds. It is also famous that an owner of Saimi (彩味), a famous ramen restraunt, trained his cooking skill at the Sumire. Read More

Miso Broth Ramen
Miso Ramen -Sumire Head Office in Sapporo-

SAPPORO

Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Read More

Sapporo
札幌

Tenjin Wisteria

Tenjin Wisteria at the foot of the Mt. Tenjinayama is open to the general public only during flowering season (from mid May to early June), and I visited here. This tree is about 200 year-old, and it is said to be the oldest wisteria in Hokkaido. This wisteria was brought from Honshu 200 years ago to put it on a bonsai, and I am surprised at growing big. Admission free. Visitors seem to park their cars at a parking lot of the Tanjinyama Park. By the way, a small shrine is built on the site, too.

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Tenjin Wisteria on Mr Yamagiwa's Parking Lot
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Area Is About 64 m2
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Length of About 2 m around Trunk
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Iron Columns Support Heavy Branch
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo

A length around trunk seems to be about 2 m, and branches of Wisteria tree have grown and covered a parking lot of about 64 m2 completely, and iron columns support the heavy branches. Flowers like a bunch of grapes with about 30 cm in height droop here and there. Excellent flowers and large tree is worth seeing. In addition, various trees such as azalea beside the wisteria, so a conbination of the purple flowers and other color flowers is good, too.

Wonderful Wisteria
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Wisteria Becomes Natural Blind
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Wisteria Is in Bloom!
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Growth of Branch Is Sublime
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Wisteria Look Like Grapes
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Colorful as Well as Wisteria
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
About 200 Year-Old Tree
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Full of Wisteria
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Shrine on Site
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Main Shrine
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo
Free Parking Lot of Tenjinyama Park
Tenjin Wisteria in Hiragishi, Sapporo

Origin of Name

This Tenjin Wisteria is over 150 years-old, and is the oldest wisteria in Hokkaido. Predecessors that settled to develop the Hokkaido brought the wisteria on the bonsai from Honshu, and planted it here. It has grown and made beautiful flowers bloom on a wisteria trellis of about 64 m2 every year while weathering. Mr. Yosaku Harada (原田与作), the mayor of the Sapporo, came to name the marvelous wisteria as Tenjin Wisteria in 1969. On a fine day in June, 1970.

Atmosphere of Tenjin Wisteria Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Tenjin Wisteria

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (about 25 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day From mid June to early May
Telephone number +81-11-811-5100
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 374 332*06

List of Activities

Some activities are held in the Sapporo. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Buffet

Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
ASOVIEW
New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
ASOVIEW
ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
ASOVIEW
Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
ASOVIEW
Mercure Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
ASOVIEW

Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours

Movie of Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours


Chuo Bus(中央バス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Sightseeing Taxi

Movie of Sightseeing Taxi


Sapporo and Hokkaido Concierge Center(札幌&北海道コンシェルジュセンター)
ASOVIEW
Hokkaido Alphard Sightseeing Taxi(北海道アルファード観光タクシー)
ASOVIEW
Hokkaido Jumbo Taxi(北海道ジャンボタクシー観光)
Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)
Takimoto Taxi(滝本タクシー)
Jalan

Canoe Tour

Movie of Canoe Tour


Amuse Sports(アミューズスポーツ)

Outdoor Activities

Movie of Snow Trekking


Giro21(Giro21)
North Safari Sapporo(ノースサファリサッポロ)
Hokkaido Great Adventure(北海道グレートアドベンチャー)
SAN(SAPPORO ACTIVE NAVIGATION)
ASOVIEW
Moimo Club(もいもいくらぶ)
ASOVIEW
Blue Tourism Hokkaido(ブルーツーリズム北海道)
ASOVIEW

Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding

Movie of Horse Trekking


Wildmustangs(ワイルドムスタングス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Pilika Hill Ranch(ピリカの丘牧場)
ASOVIEW
Hokusei Ridnig Club(ほくせい乗馬クラブ)
ASOVIEW

Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion

Movie of Japanese Kimono Rental


FURISODE Furifuri Mode(FURISODE ふりふり・もーど)
kita Loli Salon(北ロリサロン)
Jalan
Mituki Sakura(美月桜)

Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience

Movie of Ninja Experience


Hokkaido Ninja Do(北海道忍者道)
ASOVIEW
Shusui Calligraphy Room(秀翠書道教室)
ASOVIEW
Sapporo Tea Ceremony Experiencing REN(茶道体験 蓮)

Pottery Experience and Craft Experience

Mashika Kobo(マ鹿工房)
Maruyama Tohbou(円山陶房)
To studio TADA(陶studioTADA)
Sapporoyaki Bankeigama(札幌焼 盤渓窯)
ASOVIEW
Keifugama(憬楓窯)
ASOVIEW
Clay Space Nishioka Tobou(クレイスペース西岡陶房)
ASOVIEW
Clay Space Hassamu Tobou(クレイスペース発寒陶房)
Clay Space Atsubetsu Tobou(クレイスペース厚別陶房)
Hokko Toubou(北光陶房)
Jalan
Sapporo Chokin Studio(札幌彫金工房)
Kinkousya(金工舎)
Zuii(ズイ)
Jalan
Studio Smith Sapporo Branch(工房スミス札幌店)
ASOVIEW
Glass Studio Glow(硝子工房 グロウ)
Jalan
Northern Japanese Papper Studio Kamibiyori(北の紙工房 紙びより)
ASOVIEW
Handemade Soap School Atlier Mayuco(手作り石けん教室 あとりえMAYUCO)
ASOVIEW

Flower Arrangement

Movie of Flower Arrangement


Flower Room Atlier un Fleur(花教室アトリエ アンフルール)
ASOVIEW
Baby Decoration(べびーでこれーしょん)
ASOVIEW
fleurir(fleurir(フルーリール)~花開くとき)
ASOVIEW
Lupra atelier de fleurs(Lupra atelier de fleurs)
ASOVIEW
Salon de Fleur Shihori(サロン・ド・フルールしほり)
ASOVIEW
Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nango Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション南郷店)
ASOVIEW
Belle Arome(ハーバリウムサロン ベルアローム)
ASOVIEW
PureRea(PureRea)
ASOVIEW
Flower Wataboshi(Flower わたぼうし)
ASOVIEW
Atlier Hanairo Homac Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色ホーマック西岡店)
ASOVIEW
Preserved Flower Peony(プリザーブドフラワー・ドライフラワー ピオニー)
ASOVIEW
Atlier Hanairo Sweet Decoration Nishioka Branch(アトリエ花色スイートデコレーション西岡店)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Porcelarts and Herbarium Room toluha(札幌ポーセラーツ&ハーバリウム教室 toluha)
ASOVIEW
Blancheur. ef(ブランシュール)
ASOVIEW
Studio Hana Ange(工房 花アンジェ)
ASOVIEW

Airsoft

Movie of Airsoft


ARIAKE BASE UPPERS(アリアケベース)
ASOVIEW

Skiing and Cross-country Skiing

Movie of Sapporo Teine


Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort(札幌国際スキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort(札幌藻岩山スキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Sapporo Bankei Ski Resort(さっぽろばんけいスキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Fu's Snow Area(フッズスノーエリア)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World(国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園スノーワールド)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Jozankei Mikasa Ski Ground(定山渓三笠スキー場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Maeda Forest Park(前田森林公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Nakajima Park(中島公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Moerenuma Park(モエレ沼公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Noshi Park(農試公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Premier Hotel Tsubaki Sapporo(プレミアホテル-TSUBAKI-札幌)
Sapporo International Youth Hostel(札幌国際ユースホステル)
UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA(UCHI Living Stay TOYOHIRA)
HP
Sapporo Guesthouse Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
Jalan
SAKURA34(SAKURA34)
HP
Booking
Pension Setsurin(ペンション 雪輪)
Booking
Terrace Toyohira(Terrace Toyohira)
HP
Booking
Sejour Toyohirakoen(セジュール 豊平公園)
Jalan
Marutomi Ryokan(丸富旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel SULATA Sapporo(ホテルSULATA札幌)
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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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