• June 8th, 2017
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[Hiraoka Park in Sapporo] Ume Grove Has About 1,200 Red Ume Trees and White Ume Trees

Hiraoka Park

Hiraoka Park (平岡公園) is a comprehensive park of 664,000 m2 in Kiyota ward, Sapporo city, and has opened since 1991. It is away from the downtown of the Sapporo. In the parks of the Sapporo, it is the 4th largest park after Moerenuma Park (モエレ沼公園), Makomanai Park (真駒内公園) and Maruyama Park (円山公園). The Hiraoka Park is divided into 2 parts, East Area and West Area by Hokkaido Expwy (道央自動車道). The East Area has a baseball ground, a tennis court, a gateball ground, a multi-purpose open space, Playground Equipment Open Space (遊具広場), Earth Open Space (地球の広場), Lawn Open Space (芝生広場), a parking lot and a public restroom, and the West Area has Ume Goove (梅林), a man-made marsh, Sanri River (三里川), Lawn Open Space (芝生広場), Flower Open Space (花の広場), a park golf course, public restrooms and parking lots. Especially, the Ume Groove is the most famous things in the Hiraoka Park, and is also well-known as a good place to see the Ume blossoms. The best time to see the Ume blossoms is about from early May to mid May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

White Ume Blossoms and Red Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Red and White Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Blossoms!
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo

During the Ume blossoms blooming, Hiraoka Ume Festival (ひらおか梅まつり) is held about between a month, and about 120,000 visitors come. 15,000 people per a day seem to come at the most. The Ume grove used to be lit up, but it does not seem to be lit up now. The park is used as a setting by WORKING!!, a popular Japanese animation, so the visitors can enjoy visiting the real-life locations. By the way, Hiraoka Greenary Center (平岡樹芸センター) that is famous for cherry blossoms and fall foliage is close to here.

Ume Blossoms Are Lit up
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo

Movie of WORKING!!

Hiraoka Greenary Center with Fall Foliage

Hiraoka Greenary Center (平岡樹芸センター) is a botanical park opend in 1984, and is commonly known as Midorimu (みどりーむ). Mr. Sanjiro Takezawa (竹澤三次郎) donate land with trees, and the park was developed. 100 kinds of trees, about ten thousand tress, such as 3000 Japanese Yew (イチイ) and 700-800 Mountain Maple Trees (ヤマモミジ), Nomura Maple Trees (ノムラモミジ) and Japanese Weeping Maple Trees (シダレモミジ) are planted on the site of about 3 ha. The park is famous as a beauty sopt for cherry blossom and fall foliage, too, and a lot of tourists and photographers come to take photos in cherry blossom season, from early June to mid June, and fall foliage season, from mid october to early November. In addition, Tanabata Star Festival (七夕祭) is held in early August, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Lined Maple Trees with Fall Foliage
Hiraoka Greenary Center 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

Ume Groove of Hiraoka Park

About 1,200 Ume trees are planted at the site of about 65,000 m2. The Ume trees have 2 types of Ume trees, White Ume Tree (白梅) and Red Ume Tree (赤梅), and those blooming period are a little different, so the best time to see Ume blossoms is blooming the both Ume blossoms at the same time. When I visited here in May 12, 2017, it was just good timing. Red and White Ume blossoms were in full bloom! The site is large, so it takes about 60 minutes to look around on foot. In addition, the visitors had better comfortable shoes because they walk some small hills with slopes. I parked my car at The 1st Parking Lot (第一駐車場). First of all, I walked to the Ume grove through Umnoka Bridge (梅の香橋). The bridge is a wooden bridge made of Bongossi tree, and has been built since 1993. The length is about 70 m, and it is said that the bridge used to be the longest wooden bridge in Japan at that time. At present, the Japan's longest wooden bridge in the Guinness Book is Horai Bridge (蓬莱橋) in Shizuoka prefecture, and the length is about 900 m.

Visitors Walk to Ume Groove Through Umnoka Bridge
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Branches Grow to Sky
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Red Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
White Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo

It takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot to the Ume grove on foot. A tunnel of the Ume blossoms is formed on a small hill of about 50 m elevation, and the Ume blossoms are in full bloom here and there. Those have good smell, too.

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Ume Blossoms Tunnel
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
White Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Blossoms Go Well with Green Color
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Visitors Take a Photo
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Trees
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Red Ume Blossoms Like Double Cherry Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Tree
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Red Ume Trees and White Ume Trees Are Planted. Ratio of 4:6
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
White Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Red Ume Blossoms
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Grove
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Red Ume and Blue Sky
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Grove
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo

Views from a small hill with slopes at the side of the Hokkaido Expwy is most beautiful, and the visitors can view a valley of the Ume grove. The Red Ume blossoms and White Ume blossoms go well with green grass.

View from Small Hill
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
View from Small Hill
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Visitors Take a Selfie
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Visitors Enjoy as They Favorite
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Grove
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Grove
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Gazebo
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
They Look Fun
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Good Shape!
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo

Hiraoka Ume Honpo (ひらおか梅ほんぽ) opens a business in the Ume grove during the Hiraoka Ume Festival. A lot of poeple ate pink Ume flavor soft serve ice creams when I visited here. It is very popular, so a long line sometimes is foemed. At the shop, Bairin Soba with pink noodles is served, too.

People Crowd Stores
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Ume Flavor Soft Serve Ice Cream
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo
Bairin Soba
Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park in Sapporo

Atmosphere of Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Ume Blossoms of Hiraoka Park

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (1412 cars) * The parking lot is closed in the evening
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-11-881-7924
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 325 231*18

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 around the Hiraoka Park. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Kiyota ward

Yu-no-sato Aya Honoka Sapporo Kiyota(湯の郷 絢ほのか 札幌清田)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Atsubetsu ward

Hotel Emisia Sapporo(ホテルエミシア札幌)
Shin-sapporo Arc City Hotel(新さっぽろアークシティホテル)
Booking

Kita-hiroshima

Kitahiroshima Classe Hotel(北広島クラッセホテル)
Kitahiroshima Nature Forest Campsite(北広島市自然の森キャンプ場)
Booking
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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