Nopporo Forest Park

A forest park uniquely located in the city shows traces of primitive Hokkaido.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Hokkaido, this park was designated a prefectural natural park in 1968. The 2,053ha park is located in Nopporo Forest, which straddles Sapporo, Ebetsu, and Kita-Hiroshima. There are very few flatland forests, such as Nopporo, left near cities in Japan. Approximately 80% of the park is a national forest and wildlife sanctuary, where 110 types of trees, 400 types of wild grass, 200 types of mushrooms, 140 types of wild birds, and 1,300 types of insects, as well as Hokkaido squirrels and snow rabbits live. In 1977, the park was designated a “Showa natural recreation forest” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Showa Emperor’s reign.

Nopporo Forest Park

Address
Atsubetsu-cho Konopporo 53-2, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo
Open
Open 24 hours everyday except some facilities
Fee
Free
Parking
Free (9:00 - 17:00, closed during Winter season)
Telephone
011-898-0456
Website
http://bit.ly/nopporo_forest_park
Access
20-minute walk from Shinrin Koen Station on the JR Hakodate Main Line
From Shin Sapporo Station on JR and Subway Tozai Line, take Yutetsu JR Hokkaido Bus (22, Shin 22) and get off at "Kaitaku no mura iriguchi", "Nopporo shinrin koen", "Kinenkan iriguchi" or "Kaitaku no mura" bus stops.
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