Public Transportation System
Odori Park
Address Nishi 1- to 12-chome, Odori, Chuo-ku
Area: 78,901 m2(7.9 ha)
Outline of facilities
  • Length: Approx. 1,500 m (1,225.76 m when the total area of roads is excluded)
  • Size of each park block (average): Width 64.75 m from north to south, 102.65 m from east to west (excluding the total area of pavements on both the north and south sides)
  • Area: 6,647 m2 (0.66 ha)
  • Toilets: 3-chome (south), 5-chome (south), 7-chome (south), 9-chome (south), 11-chome (south)
History The Park was originally laid out as a fire-break that divided the city center into a residential southern area and governmental northern area in 1871.
Opened on June 6, 1980 (designated as a park under the City Park Law)
* In earlier days, the present Odori Park served as a road and quasi-park.
Sculptures and monuments in the park
  1. Sculptures
    • Hana no Boshi Zo (mother and child in a flower) by Takeo Yamamoto (2-chome), Kaitaku no Haha no Zo (mother of settlement) by Churyo Sato (2-chome), Benson's Drinking Fountain (2-chome), Kofu no Zo by Ryojo Yamada (3-chome), Bokudo no Zo (Herdsmen) by Takashi Mine (3-chome), Izumi no Zo (Fountain) by Shin Hongo (3-chome), Hoshi no Michi by Takashi Mine (6-chome), Gyomin no Zo by Issaku Tabata (7-chome), Black Slide Mantra by Isamu Noguchi (8- and 9-chome), Statue of Kuroda Kiyotaka (10-chome), Statue of Horace Capron (10-chome), Maibaum (11-chome), Wakai Onna no Zo (statue of a young woman) by Churyo Sato (12-chome)
  2. Monuments
    • Monument to the poetry of Takuboku Ishikawa by Tando Saka (3-chome)
      Monument to the music of Isamu Yoshii by Hirosada Kotani (4-chome)
      Seion Monument (5-chome), Memorial Monument (6-chome), Monument to the literature of Takeo Arishima by Moto Fujikawa (9-chome)
Lilac
(Lilas, in French)
Flowering season: White lilacs bloom in the 1-chome area in early May, followed by purple lilacs. The best season for white lilacs is in the middle of May, while purple are best in late May.
* Lilacs were selected as the "Tree of Sapporo" by citizens in 1960.
Other information
  1. Corn-stalls
    • Sales sites: From 1- to 7-chome
    • Total number of stalls: 14
    • Price: 300 yen for a grilled and boiled corn
    • Variety: frozen honey bantams and fresh peter corns
    • Sales period: From late April to late October (Fresh corn is used after late July) (April 28 – October 15 in 2009)
  2. Maibaum
    • Odori's maibaum was erected in 1976 at Nishi 11-chome as a present from Sapporo's friendship town, Munich.
      Maibaum means "May tree" in German, and it is a symbolic tree of Maifest (May Festival). The 23-m-high pole is decorated with items expressing the flag, customs and events of Munich, and a circle of fir trees are set atop the tree.
URL http://www.sapporo-park.or.jp/odori/

 

Moerenuma Park (Glass Pyramid)
Address Moerenumakoen 1-1, Higashi-ku (011-790-1231)
Hours Summer (April 29 – November 3) 9:00 – 21:00
Winter (November 4 – April 28) 9:00 – 17:00 (Tue., Wed.), 9:00 – 21:00 (Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun)
Closed First Monday in summer and Mondays in winter, year-end and New Year (December 29 – January 3)
Parking (free) 1,400 cars
Access From Kanjo dori higashi Subway Station (Toho Line[H04]), take the Higashi 69 or 79 Chuo Bus Kita satsunae sen to the Moerekoen higashiguchi bus stop, and walk 10 minutes.
Facilities Mt. Moere, Cherry Tree Woods, White Birch Woods, Larch Woods, spaces with play equipment, toilets, etc.
Others The glass pyramid "Hidamari" was opened in July 2003
URL http://www.sapporo-park.or.jp/moere/english.php

 

Maeda Forest Park
Address Maeda 591-4, Teine-ku, etc. (011-681-3940)
Parking (free) 489 cars
Access From Kita nijuyo jo Subway Station (Namboku Line[N03]), take the Kita 72 Chuo Bus Shinkawa sen to the Maeda Shinrinkoen iriguchi bus stop, and walk 1 minute.
Facilities Observation Lounge (Open: 10:00 – 16:00 from the middle of April – early November), grass athletic field, garden path, canal, sunken garden, wall fountain, wooden play equipment, gateball field, rest area, rest field (field kitchen), toilet, etc.
URL http://www.sapporo-park.or.jp/maedashinrin/

 

Ishiyama Park
Address Ishiyama 78-24, Minami-ku, etc. (011-581-3811 [Minami Ward Public Works Center])
Parking (free) 48 cars (free, closed between late November and April 29)
Access From Makomanai Subway Station (Namboku Line[N16]), take the Chuo Bus to the Ishiyama Higashi 3-chome bus stop, and walk 4 minutes.
Facilities Wooden play equipment, gazebo, pergola, gateball court, garden path, tennis court (fee required), toilet, etc.
URL http://www2.wagamachi-guide.com/sapporo_koen/

 

Sapporo Sato Land
Address Okadama-cho 584- 2, Higashi-ku (011-787-0223)
Hours Summer (April 29 – September 30) 9:00 – 18:00
Winter (October 1 – April 28) 9:00 – 17:00
Closed Open every day from April 29 to November 3.
Closed Mondays in winter (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday); from December 29 to January 3
Parking (free) Approx. 1,800 cars
Admission fee Free
Access
  • From Kanjo dori higashi Subway Station (Toho Line[H04]), take the Higashi 61 Chuo Bus to the Okadamakoko mae bus stop and walk about 10 minutes.
  • From Shindo Higashi Subway Station (Toho Line[H02]), take the Higashi 76 Chuo Bus to the Okadamakoko mae bus stop and walk about 10 minutes.
  • From Kita Sanjuyo jo Subway Station (Namboku Line[N02]), take the Higashi 76 Chuo Bus to the Okadamakoko mae bus stop and walk about 10 minutes.
  • On Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in summer, shuttle buses are operated from Kita sanjuyo jo Subway Station (Namboku Line[N02]) via Shindo higashi Subway Station[H02].
Facilities Sato Land Center, Fureai Bokujo, Fureai Noen, Kaze-no-harappa, barbeque square, Sato Land Garden, Milk-no-sato, toilet, etc.
Charged activities & facilities
  • Pony rides: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for children
  • Wagon rides: 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for children
  • Rent-a-cycle: 100 yen for bicycles, 300 yen for 4-wheel bicycles
  • Locomotive-shaped bus: 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for children
  • Park golf course: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for children, 200 yen for club and ball rental
  • Hands-on activities: 400 yen for butter making, 900 yen for sausage making, 450 yen for ice cream making, and 1,800 yen for buckwheat noodle making
URL http://www.satoland.com/

 

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park
Address Takino 247, Minami-ku (011-592-3333)
Hours Summer (Late April – May 31: 9:00 – 17:00, June 1 – August 31: 9:00 – 18:00, September 1 – November 10: 9:00 – 17:00)
Winter (December 23 – March 31: 9:00 – 16:00)
Closed Early November – late December, early to late April
Parking
  • 1,880 cars (1,390 cars in winter)
  • 400 yen for standard-sized cars
  • 1,220 yen for heavy vehicles
  • 150 yen for motorcycles
Admission fee
  • 400 yen for adults
  • 80 yen for children (Free areas are also prepared)
Access From Makomanai Subway Station[N16], take the Chuo Bus to the Takino suzuran koen bus stop.
From Fukuzumi Subway Station[H14], take the Chuo Bus to the Takino suzuran koen bus stop.
Free areas Tsudoi Woods, Mountain Stream Zone, barbeque pits, Cycling Center, etc.
Charged areas Children's Valley, Lawn Stadium, Seishonen Yama no Ie, Country Garden., etc.
URL http://www.takinopark.com/11_FOREIGN/index_e.html

 

Yurigahara Park
Address Yurigaharakoen 210, Kita-ku (011-772-4722)  
Parking (free) 271 cars
Closed
  • Greenhouse: Mondays [Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday], December 29 – January 3
  • Gardens of the World: Second Monday of the month from November – April 28
  • Lily Train: November 1 – April 28
Admission fee Free
Access
  • 6-minute walk from JR Gakuen Toshi Line, Yurigahara Station
  • Take the Chuo Bus from Sakaemachi Subway Station (Toho Line[H01]) to Yurigaharakoen higashiguchi bus stop.
  • Take the Chuo Bus from Asabu Subway Station (Namboku Line[N01]) to Yurigaharakoen bus stop.
Facilities Yurigahara Green Center Greenhouse, Gardens of the World, Lily Train, etc.
Charged facilities Gardens of the World, greenhouses: 130 yen for adults (high school students and older)
Lily Train: 360 yen per ride (elementary school students and older)
* Admission is free for visitors with a physical disability certificate or a senior-citizen booklet.
URL http://www.sapporo-park.or.jp/yuri/