Explore Exciting Hokkaido Places In Sapporo During Spring

Explore Exciting Hokkaido Places In Sapporo During Spring

It is still cold in Sapporo during spring, and it gets slightly warmer in the latter half of spring, but that doesn’t mean Sapporo has nothing to offer in the earlier half of the season. A lot can be done, from hot spring bath, ramen hunting, night view, and reaching the peak of the season, it is definitely the season of flowers and outdoors. Regardless of when you arrive, slight early of slightly late into the season there will be stuff for you to do and explore.

Places To Visit In Sapporo During Spring

There are a lot of places that you can go to during spring in Sapporo. The spring temperature here is colder than the mainland Japan. But regardless the cold in the first half of the season, there are still a number of activities that you can do and enjoy.

Prep yourself up with proper light jacket to keep you warm from the cold wind, and let’s go to these places:

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park

Explore Exciting Hokkaido Places In Sapporo During Spring

It is spring season, and you love tulips. Come to Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park for its tons of tulis covering the area. It is one of the beautiful parks that you might consider to drop by and visit.

  • Street address: 247 Takino, Minami, Sapporo, Hokkaido 005-0862
  • Access1: 28minutes by car from Sapporo Station
  • Access2: 31minutes by bus from Makomanai Station
  • Access3: 50minutes by bus from Fukuzumi Station

Mount Moiwa

Take the ropeway and head to the top of Mount Moiwa and enjoy the sunset from the top of Mount Moiwa. Soon the sunset, take your time, and enjoy the spectacular view of the night of the city of Sapporo from above as the city lights up and when it is getting darker.

  • Street address: Moiwayama, Minami, Sapporo, Hokkaido 005-0041
  • Access1: 26minutes by car from Sapporo Station
  • Access2: Around 1-hour on mixed-public transport from Sapporo Station

Sapporo Teine

Perhaps if you had missed the winter season, in Sapporo, it is still possible for you to enjoy skiing and snowboarding even when it is already the season of spring. This is because of the colder climate of Hokkaido, which sits further north than the other part of japan. Drop by Sapporo Teine if you would still like to experience family-friendly ski trip in Sapporo.

  • Street address: 593 Teinehonmachi, Teine, Sapporo, Hokkaido 006-0049
  • Access1: 40minutes by sar from Sapporo Station

Moerenuma Park

Enjoy the artistic looking park here in Moerenuma Park. Its landscape was designed with a complex and sophisticated yet interesting and relaxing, encompassing various aesthetic architectural designs. It is possible to walk around and cover the whole park, but why not try renting a bike, and enjoy the view while you cycle your way around the park.

  • Street address: 1-1 Moerenumakoen, Higashi, Sapporo, Hokkaido 007-0011
  • Access1: 30minutes by car from Sapporo Station
  • Access2: 25minutes by bus from Kanjodori-Higashi Station
  • Access3: 30minutes by bus from Kita-Sanjuyo-Jo Station

Hoheikyo Onsen

It is spring, and it is still cold even without the snow. Located apart from the center city of Sapporo, Hoheikyo Onsen is more nearer to nature and surrounded by nature and mountains. If you perhaps going to arrive a bit too early in spring, why not drop by this place and warm yourself in their natural onsen (hot spring) bath and enjoy the surrounding nature.

  • Street address: 608-2 Jozankei, Minami, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2301
  • Access1: 44minutes by car from Sapporo Station
  • Access2: 70minutes by bus from Sapporo Station

Ganso Ramen Yokocho (Original Ramen Alley)

They say ramen is deep. Ramen is not as simple as it looks. There’s no specific standard in the ramen creation. They create and improve the taste of ramen to reach greater heights. Hence you can see that different part of Japan have different definition of ramen, its flavor, and also its contents. Here in Sapporo, their signature kind of ramen is the Miso Ramen. Ganso Ramen Yokocho is an alley for you, ramen-heads out there to slurp your way through Sapporo-style Miso Ramen.

  • Street address: 3-6N, Minami 5 Jonishi, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0805
  • Access: 3minutes walk from Susukino Station

 Sapporo Lilac Spring Festival

Japanese Spring is normally associated with Sakura (Cherry Blossom). While people in Sapporo do enjoy the viewing Sakura blooms during its peak season, at the same time they are anticipating the season of Lilac. Sapporo Lilac Spring Festival usually marks the end of the cold climate and the starting of the warmer season. The festival is usually held near the end of spring, second half of May. A lot of activities are held during the festival that visitors can participate in.

There are 2 locationa that hosts the Sapporo Lilac Spring Festival:

Odori Park 

Held for more than 1 week, normally at the 2nd half of May, the festival held here hand a wide range of entertainment, from lilac exhibition, music festival, food stalls, and many more. There are about 400 lilac trees. Due to its location right in the center of the city of Sapporo, it will easily get crowded.

  • Street address: from 5 to 7, Odori-nishi, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0042
  • Access1: 3minutes walk from Odori Station
  • Access2: 10minutes walk from Sapporo Station 

Kawashimo Park

Having 1700 lilac trees with 200 varieties of lilac from across the globe, Kawashimo Park offers a better enjoyment if you are really into flowers, especially lilacs. The festival held here is usually short compared to the one in Odori Park. Kawashimo Park held the event for 2 days, and usually in early of June. The activities associated during the festival are mostly related to the lilacs.

  • Street address: 3-soto, Kawashimo, Shiroishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido 003-0869
  • Access: 20minutes by car from Sapporo Station


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