Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park
From spring to autumn, it’s a popular site for the flower garden, large playground equipment, and the waterfalls. In the winter, it becomes a wonderful place to play in the snow!
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park is the only national government park in Hokkaido. Within the 400-hectare grounds there’s a colorful flower garden, large playground equipment, three waterfalls, and a forest that’s perfect for a stroll, making it a popular site for Sapporo citizens and tourists. Also open in the winter season, the park changes its name to “Takino Snow World” sometime around Christmas time. Admission is free in the winter, and you can enjoy various types of snow play. The 250 meter long, 7-degree ski slope is perfect for a child’s first skiing experience. There are a total of six cross country skiing courses available, from the 1 & 5 km courses for beginners, the 3 & 6 km courses for intermediate, and the 10 & 16 km courses for the advanced. The family lift ticket costs ¥150 for adults, and ¥100 for junior high school students and younger (1 ticket). Ski equipment rentals are available (slope skis are ¥2,960 for adults, and ¥1,940 for junior high school students and younger, cross country skis are ¥840 for adults, and ¥520 for junior high school students and younger).
Fully Enjoy Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park All Year Round!
Which Zone Will You Play in Today?
Spring to Autumn
If you’d like to take a commemorative picture with the flowers as a backdrop, we recommend the “Country Garden”!
Disembark at the “Suzuran Kouen Chuo Guchi” bus stop.
The area where the flower garden spreads across the hill is one of the most prominent picture spots in the park. The best time to see tulips is in late May, and early September is a popular time for viewing the cosmos. We also recommend checking out the autumn leaves.
For a physically-active family play time, we recommend “Kodomo no Tani” and the “Takino no Mori Zone”!
Disembark at the “Suzuran Kouen Chuo Guchi” and “Suzuran Kouen Higashi Guchi” bus stops.
The “Kodomo no Tani” features large playground equipment, and you can find the mouse road and roller slide in “Takino no Mori Zone” for small children to enjoy. In this forest playground, adults as well can embrace a child-like spirit.
For Visiting Waterfalls and Playing in the River, We Recommend the Free Entrance Keiryu Zone!
Disembark at the “Masumi Guchi” bus stop.
The Keiryu Zone runs along the Atsubetsu river. If you’d like to visit the three waterfalls, including the 26 meter drop Ashiribetsu Falls, which was selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Waterfalls”, we recommend renting a bicycle from the park station close to the Masumi Guchi bus stop. The combination of autumn leaves and the waterfalls is a must-see. If you visit between 9:00–10:00 in October, you might get to see a rainbow over the Ashiribetsu Falls.
We recommend the impressive tube sled, and snowshoes for fully enjoying the snowy scenery!
Disembark at the “Suzuran Kouen Higashi Guchi” bus stop, or if heading for Ashiribetsu Falls, disembark at the “Keiryu Guchi” bus stop.
Tube sledding down the 200 meter slope, among the largest straight slopes in Japan, and taking a snowshoe stroll through the forest are popular activities among overseas tourists. Both rentals are free of charge. Don’t miss out on the Ashiribetsu Falls, which begin to freeze in late December!