Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World

The hills of Takino turn into ski slopes in the winter! You can ride, walk, and play in the snow.

Around Christmas time, Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park opens for the winter season as “Takino Snow World.” The colorful hills turn white and draw many visitors for winter sports. The 250-meters-long and 7° slope is perfect for first time skiers including kids. There are also 1 and 5km cross country skiing trails for beginners, 3 and 6km trails for moderate skiers, and 10 and 16km trails for advanced skiers. Lift tickets for the family slope are ¥200 for adults and ¥150 for junior high school students and younger children. Ski equipment can be rented (¥2,960 for adults, ¥1,940 for junior high school students and younger children; ¥840 and ¥520 respectively for cross country skis).

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Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Snow World

Address
Takino 247, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Open
Open from December 22, 2019 to March 31, 2020
Closed
Open everyday
Fee
Free admission
Parking
Available; ¥420 per day
Telephone
011-592-3333
Website
http://www.takinopark.com.e.bn.hp.transer.com/
Additional details
*Opening hours vary by weather
Access
From Makomanai Station on the Subway Namboku Line, take the Chuo Bus (102/Ma 102) and get off at "Suzuran koen keiryuguchi", "Suzuran koen chuoguchi", or "Suzuran koen higashiguchi" bus stops, walk 5 minutes
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Winter in Sapporo (November to March)

Winter in Sapporo (November to March)

As the cold begins to draw in, the first snowfall of the year can be seen in November. From late December, the amount of snow begins to increase as Sapporo transforms into a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored, covered in pure white snow that lasts until March.
Sapporo in winter is an incredible experience, with a variety of winter activities to be enjoyed, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, as well as events such as the iconic Sapporo Snow Festival, which takes place around the city when the cold reaches its peak in January and February.
Read on for some important information to keep in mind before you travel.

Enjoying hot springs and sento bathhouses in Sapporo

Enjoying hot springs and sento bathhouses in Sapporo

*Updated November 6, 2019
Bathing is an incredibly important part of Japanese culture. In addition to bathing at home, Hokkaido residents love to take day trips to one of the island’s plentiful hot springs and sento bathhouses. In Sapporo, Hokkaido’s main city, there are many bathing facilities to take a warm, relaxing soak, with several hot spring towns nearby for those who don’t mind venturing a little further out. Most hot springs and sento bathhouses are open to both people staying the night and day visitors. Read on to find out the best places in Sapporo to take a relaxing dip after a hard day’s traveling.