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[Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa] Scenery with Tunnel of Cherry Blossoms and Horses

May 15th, 2016

Yushun Sakura Road

Yushun Sakura Road (優駿さくらロード) is a good place to see cherry blossoms in Urakawa located in the northwestern part of Cape Erimo (えりも岬), and is a little away from the downtown of the Urakawa. It is also called "Nishicha Sakuranamiki (西舎桜並木)", and about 1,000 cherry trees such as Yezo Mounatin Cherry Tree (エゾヤマザクラ) are planted along both sides of a town road with about 3 km in length from an entrance of Yushun-no-Sato Park (優駿の里公園) to Hidaka Training Ranch (日高育成牧場). Because the width of the road is narrower than Shizunai Nijukkendouro Sakuranamiki (静内二十間道路桜並木), one of most famous cherry blossom spots in Hokkaido, in Shinhidaka, the Yushun Sakura Road cross each branches looks like a tunnel of the cherry blossoms well. It got first place in "Hokkaido Walker Plus Best Cherry Blossom Spots That Readers Want to Go 2019". The best time to see the cherry blossoms is about from early May to mid May. About 10,000 tourists come. In the evening, a part of the Yushun Sakura Road is lit up. Admission free. Parking lots are free of charge.

Yushun Sakura Road
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa

Movie of Yushun Sakura Road

Urakawa Cherry Blossom Festival (浦河桜まつり) is held between 2days in early May. Speaking of highly reputed restaurants in the Urakawa, Ajidokoro Sannosuke (味処 三之助) and Ramen Yakumo (ラーメン 八雲) are given bib gourmand by the Michelin Hokkaido. Sushidokoro Ozaki (鮨処おざ喜) is given Michelin Plate. 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. In addition, an express bus "Kosoku Hiroo Santa-go (高速ひろおサンタ号)", a highway bus, runs between the Sapporo and Hiroo, 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 Urakawa.

Movie of Urakawa Cherry Blossom Festival

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Urakawa 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
JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Sapporo to Hiroo
Jalan
Rakuten
JR Hokkaido Bus(JR北海道バス) From Hiroo to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten

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. Article is here

Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

List of Tourist Attractions

There are the Nishicha Sakuranamiki, Urakawa Yushun Village Aeru (うらかわ優駿ビレッジアエル) and Japan Racing Association Hidaka Training Ranch Observation Deck (JRA日高育成牧場展望台) along the Yushun Sakura Road. My visited places are as follows.

Nishicha Sakuranamiki

The Nishicha Sakuranamiki is a cherry trees lined along town road in Nishicha, Urakawa, and the cherry trees have been planted since 1930. The road is surrounded by some ranches, and a conbination of green grass, the blue sky and the gray road is comfortable. Some parking spaces are provided along the road, so visitors should seek photogenic places while drinving their cars.

Yoshino Cherry Tree
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Urakawa Yushun Village Aeru
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Cherry Trees Lined along Road
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Neighboring Residential Land like Park
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Tunnel of Cherry Blossoms
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Silos and Cherry Trees
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Cherry Trees and Oaks
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (370 cars)
Business hours Open for 24 hours
Regular closing day Open years all round
Telephone number +81-146-26-9014
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 564 418 181*63

Japan Racing Association Hidaka Training Ranch Observation Deck

Japan Racing Association built an observatoion deck at the Hidaka Training Ranch, and visitors can enter it for free. Open period: from April 1 to October 31, and Open hours: from 08:00 to 16:00. Yezo Mountain Cherry Trees named Hyakunen-Zakura (百年桜 * One Hundred Cherry Tree) and Choju-Zakura (長寿桜 * Longevity Cherry Tree) are planted near the observatoion deck, and are over 100 years old. The hight of the Hyakunen-Zakura is about 12 m, and the trunk is about 3.75 m. The hight of the Choju-Zakura is about 8.5 m. Its branches roughly forked into 2 parts, and the width is about 20 m. A horse is set out to pasture near the Choju-Zakura, too. But the horse may turn restive if the visitors get too close, Beware of the horse. In the Japan Racing Association Hidaka Training Ranch, a tour is held, too. But it is not held in cherry blossom season.

Obseravation Deck
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Resting Place
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
View from Obseravation Deck
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Facilities of Japan Racing Association
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Choju-Zakura (Longevity Cherry Tree)
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Tree Is Roughly Branched into 2 Parts
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Horse Is Set out to Pasture, Too
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa
Silo and Cherry Trees
Yushun Sakura Road in Urakawa

List of Accommodations

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

Urakawa Inn(浦河イン)
Urakawa Wellington Hotel(浦河ウエリントンホテル)
Booking
Urakawa Yushun Village Aeru(うらかわ優駿ビレッジアエル)
Booking
Horse Village Uma-no-Yado(ホースヴィレッジ馬の宿)
HP
Hotel East(ホテル イースト)
Booking
Guesthouse Masago(ゲストハウスまさご)
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

Hokkaido Cherry Tree

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