Ishiyama Open Space

Ishiyama Open Space

A quarry for Sapporo nanseki [soft stone] revitalized as a home for unique land art pieces.

The Ishiyama area in the Minami-ku of Sapporo was formerly known for producing Sapporo nanseki, which was used as a building material. Ishiyama Open Space is a park that was formerly a quarry for Sapporo nanseki. It is located along National Road 453, which leads to Lake Shikotsu, and divided into North and South blocks. The North block features an observation terrace and tennis court (reservations and fee required) and the South block is surrounded by rocks and features a unique landscape. The South block includes unique artworks, such as Negative Mound, which resembles a coliseum made exclusively with rocks, and Gogo no oka [afternoon hill], all of which were made by the art group Cinq. Ishiyama Ryokuchi is an artistically remarkable facility that was included in Furusato bunka hyakusen [100 selected local cultural sites] .

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Ishiyama Open Space

Address
Ishiyama 78, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Parking
Free; Closed from the end of November till the middle of April
Telephone
011-578-3361
Website
http://www.mit-ueki.com/ishiyama_shisetu.html
Access
Makomanai Station on the Subway Namboku Line, take the Chuo Bus (101/102/Ma 101/Ma 102) and get off at "Ishiyama rikkyo" bus stop, walk 2 minutes
From Makomanai Station on Subway Namboku Line, take Jotetsu Bus (12) and get off at "Ishiyama chuo" bus stop, walk 8 minutes
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