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Ume (plum tree)
Ume (plum tree)1. Hiraoka Park (Bungo Japanese apricot, Japanese apricot with red blossoms)
With some 1,200 plum trees, this rustic park features original topography and boasts a "park golf" course, a baseball diamond, tennis courts and a Japanese croquet ground.
* Parking lot: East side 5:00 – 21:00 (6:00 – 21:00 in November), west side 6:00 – 21:00 (closed in winter)
Address Hiraokakoen 1-1, Kiyota-ku
Inquiries Park Office (011-881-7924)
Access Take the Chuo Bus (Oo 66, 67) Hiraoka New Town sen at Oyachi Subway Station (Tozai Line[T17]) to Hiraoka 5-jo 6-chome last bus stop.
* Shuttle buses running only during ume-blossom season are available from Oyachi[T17] and Fukuzumi subway stations[H14] (fare required).


Cherry trees
Cherry trees1. Maruyama Park (sargent cherry, yoshino cherry, Japanese flowering cherry)
The most famous place for cherry-blossom viewing in Sapporo can boast more than 1,700 cherry trees, including those in the grounds of Hokkaido Shrine precincts. Most of them are sargent cherries.
Address Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku
Inquiries Maruyama Park Office (011-621-0453)
Access 5-minute walk from Maruyama koen Subway Station (Tozai Line[T06]).

2. Moerenuma Park
This multifunctional park was designed by the world-famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi. There are a total of 3,000 young cherry trees in the park.
Address Moerenumakoen 1-1, Higashi-ku
Inquiries Moerenuma Park Office (011-790-1231)


Lilies of the valley
Lilies of the valley1.Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park (Japanese dog's tooth violet, moss phlox, Japanese magnolia, summer snowflake, lavender)
A national park boasting 40 hectares of land, which includes rivers and waterfalls. Heisei no Mori has 42,000 lilies of the valley and the Country House is surrounded by 20,000 of the flowers.
Address Takino, Minami-ku
Inquiries Takino Administration Center of Parks and Recreation Foundation (011-594-2222)
Access From Makomanai Subway Station (Namboku Line[N16]), take the Chuo Bus (Minami 92) Takino sen to the Takino suzurankoen bus stop
Admission fee Adults 400 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school students) 80 yen (Free areas are also available)
* Parking fees: Standard-sized cars 400 yen, motorcycles 150 yen
Closed November 11 – December 22
Hours April 20 – May 31: 9:00 – 17:00
June – August: 9:00 – 18:00
September – November 10: 9:00 – 17:00
December 23 – March 31: 9:00 – 16:00


Japanese iris
1. Hakko Gakuen Iris Garden
A nationally famous iris garden, with 100,000 irises representing 450 species.
Address Tsukisamu Higashi 3-11, Toyohira-ku
Inquiries Hakko Gakuen (011-851-8236)
Access Approximately 10-minute walk from Fukuzumi Subway Station[H14]
Hours 8:30 – 17:30
Admission Fee Junior high school students or older 300 yen
Elementary school students 100 yen
Opening period Early July – late July (varies with the flowering period every year)
Closed No holidays during the opening period


1. Rose Garden CHIZAKI (Bungo Japanese apricot, Japanese apricot with red blossoms)
This garden is open in June, and 4,000 plants representing 400 species of rose bloom from early summer into late autumn.
Address Fushimi 3-chome, Chuo-ku
Inquiries Rose Garden CHIZAKI (011-551-1430)
Access Take the JR Bus (Maru 10, 11) Ropeway sen from Maruyama koen Subway Station[T06] to Jikeikai mae bus stop, and walk 20 minutes.
Hours 9:00 – 17:00 (Cafe "Rose" opens 9:00 – 17:00.)
Admission Fee Adults 500 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school students) 300 yen
Closed No holidays during the opening period  

2. Odori Park (Nishi 12-chome) (roses)
There is a rose garden in front of the Document Museum in the 12-chome area of the park.
Address Nishi 12-chome, Odori, Chuo-ku
Inquiries Park Office (011-251-0438)
Access Within earshot of Nishi Juitchome Subway Station (Tozai Line[T08])


1. Yurigahara Park (grape hyacinths, tulip, lilac, rose, lavender, German iris)
Over 80,000 grape hyacinths and 7,700 tulips bloom in spring. In summer, 120,000 lilies representing 80 species from around the world are in bloom.
Address Yurigaharakoen 210, Kita-ku
Inquiries Park Office (011-772-4722)
  • 6-minute walk from JR Gakuen Toshi Line Yurigahara Station
  • Take the Chuo Bus (Sakae 20, 23) Sakaemachi kyoikudai sen from Sakaemachi Subway Station (Toho Line[H01]) to Yurigaharakoen higashiguchi bus stop
  • Ride the Chuo Bus (Asa 27) Shinoro sen from Asabu Subway Station (Namboku Line[N01]) to the Yurigahara koen mae bus stop
Hours Throughout the year (Gardens of the World: April 29 – mid. October. Lily Train: late April – October 31)
Admission Fee Free (Green House: 130 yen for adults; World Gardens: 130 yen for adults [high school students or older]; Lily Train: 360 yen for each ride [elementary school students or older])
Opening period Never closed (Greenhouse & Gardens of the World: 8:45 – 17:15)
Closed Open all year (Greenhouse is closed on Mondays [Tuesday if Monday falls on a national holiday], year-end and New Year holidays)


1. Kawashimo Park
Colorful lilacs of dark and light purple, pink and pure white from Japan and overseas can be enjoyed in the park. The park also has a relaxing plaza with a heated pool and other facilities.
Address Kawashimo 2651-3, Shiroishi-ku
Inquiries Kawashimo Park Office (011-879-5311)
Access Take the Chuo Bus (Shiro 24) Kawashimo sen from Shiroishi Subway Station (Tozai Line[T13]) to the Kawashimo koen bus stop
* Please note that the Shiro 24 bus via Kita kawashimo do not stop at Kawashimo koen bus stop.

2. Odori Park (lilacs)
Light purple and white lilacs planted on the both sides of the street between Nishi 1- to 12-chome are in full bloom in early summer
Address Nishi 1- to 12-chome, Odori, Chuo-ku
Inquiries Park Office (011-251-0438)
Access Close to Odori Station[T09,N07,H08]


Others, botanical gardens
1. Botanic Garden of Hokkaido University (lilac, rose, Japanese elm, Japanese white birch, alpine plants)
About 4,000 species of plants mainly growing wild in Hokkaido can be admired here.
Address Kita 3-jo, Nishi 8-chome, Chuo-ku
Inquiries Park Office (011-221-0066)
Access 10-minute walk from JR and Subway Sapporo Station[N06,H07]
Hours April 29 – September 30: 9:00 – 16:00
October 1 – November 3: 9:00 – 15:30
November 4 – April 28: 10:00 – 15:00
Saturdays: 10:00 – 12:00
Admission Fee Adults 400 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school students) 280 yen
* Admission only for the greenhouse is 110 yen for both adults and children
Opening period Throughout the year (Only the greenhouse is open between November 4 and April 28)
Closed April 29 – November 3: Mondays (Tuesday if Monday falls on a national holiday)
November 4 – April 28: Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 – January 4)