Maeda Forest Park

A comprehensive park which is half forest
Its symbol is the 600m long canal and avenue of poplars

Maeda Forest Park is a comprehensive park which began construction in 1982 and took 10 years to finish. Under the concept of surrounding the city of Sapporo with greenery (“Circular Greenbelt Concept”) , it was developed with the Teine district as the base point. Half of the park is covered in forests with names such as furusato (hometown), tsudoi (gathering) and yacho (wild bird) and during the fall the leaves of poplar and rowan trees turn bright colors. The symbol of the park is the canal which is 600m long and 15m wide and which heads directly to Mount Teineyama. Along with the 240 poplar trees, they add a foreign ambience to the park. The clean air is perfect for jogging and walking. Visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing and snow trekking in the winter season.

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Maeda Forest Park

Address
Teine-maeda 591, Teine-ku, Sapporo
Open
Open 24 hours everyday except some facilities
Fee
Free admission
Parking
Free
Telephone
011-681-3940
Website
http://www.sapporo-park.or.jp/maedashinrin/lang/maeda_eng.html
Access
From Kita Nijuyo Jo Station on the Subway Namboku Line, take the Chuo Bus (Kita 72) to "Maeda shinrin koen" or "Maeda shinrin koen iriguchi" bus stop, walk 1 minute
From Teine Station on JR Hakodate Main Line, take JR Hokkaido Bus (Te 48) and get off at "Maeda chuo dori nishi" bus stop, walk 7 minutes
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