Tourist spot in Sapporo city

Maruyama Park [円山公園]

Maruyama Park
Maruyama Park

Squirrels sometimes appear in Maruyama Park
Squirrels sometimes appear

Maruyama Park is a park located about 5 km west of central Sapporo.

The Maruyama Primary Forest spreads to the south of the park, and there is Hokkaido Shrine to the north.

There are much green space in the park.
Also there is a zoo in the west part of the park.

Cherry blossoms in Maruyama Park
Cherry blossoms in Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park in autumn
Maruyama Park in autumn

And this park is known for a major cherry blossom-viewing spot in Hokkaido.

There are about 160 cherry trees in the park.

Because Hokkaido is colder than the other islands of Japan, the trees of Somei-Yoshino (Japan's major variety of cherry tree) are not many.
Instead, there are many Ezoyamazakura (Prunus sargentii) and Yaezakura (double-flowered cherry) trees.

Somei-Yoshino trees bloom from the end of April to early May, and the other cherry trees bloom in mid-May.

How to get here

Get off at Maruyama-koen station of subway Tozai Line.

Other Tourist Attractions in Sapporo

Central part of Sapporo city

Sapporo Station Former Hokkaido Government office building Hokkaido University Botanical Garden 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 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