Sapporo citizens come to Maruyama Park to relax. The park is particularly popular in May for cherry blossom viewing and June for the Hokkaido Shrine Festival. Originally created as a part of the Hokkaido Development Commission’s layout plan and testing ground for trees during the Meiji Period, it was developed into a park starting at the end of the Meiji Period. Its expansive grounds include the Maruyama Wild Forest, a designated natural treasure, as well as numerous sports facilities such as a public field, baseball stadium, and baseball diamond. Adjacent to Hokkaido Shrine and Maruyama Zoo, the park plays a central role in Sapporo’s recreational and athletic culture. Its past as a testing ground for trees is apparent in cedar forests and large katsura trees. Many squirrels, wild birds, and plants can also be seen in the park. #wintergetaway
In October, the Maple Leaf Tour, Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Hokkaido must go to see maple leaves and ginkgo.
From Sapporo Station, go to Odori Subway Station for one person for 200 yen to Arashiyama Park Station and walk for another 8 minutes. I took my parents and took a taxi for 1,600 yen directly to the door.
is a free park with a large area in Sapporo. When you walk in, the old trees are towering, and there is a feeling of primitive forest. There are not many people in the park. A zoo, a lot of children wearing cherry pellets came to visit, very cute.
Maruyama Park is situated within Mount Maru. It is large and contains Maruyama Primitive Forest, Maruyama Baseball Field, Maruyama Sports Field, etc. It is a place of sightseeing and recreation for Sapporo City's residents. There is also Maruyama Zoo, which has a tropical bird museum and insect museum. There is a great variety of animals. Visitors will definitely enjoy it!