Tourist spot in Sapporo city

Hokkaido University Botanical Garden [北海道大学植物園]

Entrance of Hokkaido University Botanical Garden

A bed of plants

Hokkaido University Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Japan, and was opened in 1886.
Now it is under the control of the Hokkaido University.

First, a greenhouse was built in 1876, as a facility of Sapporo Agricultural College (current Hokkaido University).
And this site was changed to a botanical garden in 1886.

Lotus field

A forest

The site is about 400 meters square, and the entrance gate is located about only 0.8 kilometers southwest of Sapporo station.

But though it is located in the center of big city, there are rich old forests.

A museum

Inside of the museum

There are about 4,000 kinds of plants in this garden.
Additionally there are some museums about the nature and history of Hokkaido.

Hokkaido University Botanical Garden official website

How to get here

About 1 km walk from JR Sapporo station.
Or, about 0.6 km walk from Sapporo station on subway, about 1 km walk from Odori station on subway.

Other Tourist Attractions in Sapporo

Central part of Sapporo city

Sapporo Station Former Hokkaido Government office building Sapporo Clock Tower Odori Park Sapporo TV Tower Nijo Market Sapporo Factory Tanukikoji shopping street Susukino Ramen Yokocho Nakajima Park Campus of Hokkaido University Sapporo Beer Museum Maruyama Park Hokkaido Shrine Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium Mount Moiwa Shiroi Koibito Park

Around Sapporo city

Hitsujigaoka observation hill Moerenuma Park Historical Village of Hokkaido Jozankei hot spring resort

Return to Sapporo city Return to Hokkaido prefecture