Maruyama Park and Hokkaido Shrine円山公園

Vast Maruyama Park houses virgin forest, sports ground, zoo, baseball field, Hokkaido Shrine, etc.. Around 2,000 cherry blossom trees are planted at Hokkaido Shrine and the rest of the park. Due to special climate in Hokkaido, sakura and plum flowers flourish at the same time, which is quite special in Japan.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 2,000

The age of trees:

Variety: Ezoyama cherry, Yoshino cherry, Yama (hill cherry) and weeping cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Maruyama Park and Hokkaido Shrine

Cherry blossom viewing period: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 27 to May 4

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available

How to visit

Access: From Sapporo Station, take the Nanboku subway line to Odori Station, then transfer to a Tozai line subway and head west toward Miyanosawa. Get off at Maruyama-Koen Station.
Address: Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido
Japanese address: 北海道札幌市中央区宮ケ丘