Maeda Shinrin Koen.

前田森林公園 (手稲) (札幌)。Maeda Shinrin Koen (Teine) (Sapporo).

Maeda Shinrin Koen with vast land and nice scenery.
Flower, fountain, row of poplar trees, canal, and the mountain in Maeda Shinrin Koen.

Maeda Shinrin Koen (forest park) located in Teine town and it is one of the lovely parks in Sapporo appeared with a European ambiance.

The primary visit point of the park is the 600-meter long canal, with both side nicely arrange with poplar trees and headed directly to Mount Teineyama. During autumn, the place is beautifully decorated with fall foliage, bustle with birds, and the land is colorful, resulted by the leaves fell from the trees.

The park comes with various facilities which bring you various activities such as the barbecue ground, observatory deck with restaurant on the second floor, cafe, tennis court, and so on. With the mountain views as a background, this place is worth for visit to take a few nice picture.

View from the observatory deck, the thunk garden pretty like a European garden right?
View from the observatory deck, the thunk garden pretty like a European garden right?

Under the concept of “Circular Greenbelt Concept”

(Surrounding the Sapporo city with greenery), the park was developed as a base point in Teine district. Half of the park consists of forest with names such as the forest of Furusato (hometown), the forest of Tsudoi (gathering) and the forest of Yacho (wild birds).

The large pergola, about 300 meters long walkway.
The large pergola, about 300 meters long walkway.
The wisteria on the pergola, will bloom into light purple and white in June and July.
The wisteria on the pergola will bloom into light purple and white in June and July.

The clean air in this forest park is best for outdoor activities such as jogging and walking. This park best visit during Spring, Summer, and Autumn (from April to early of October), to enjoy the beauty of a forest.

A lot of facilities, including the restroom will close during winter, but this forest park is a wonderful winter sports place for local.

A row of poplar.
A row of poplar.
The 600 meters long canal, with the Teine mountain at the back.
The 600 meters long canal, with the Teine mountain at the back. (゚0゚;)
Birds are resting around here.
Birds are resting around here.
Fountain and wall fountain, I feel windy.
Fountain and wall fountain, I feel windy. <(^∇^;)>
Barbecue plaza, Jinkisukan ♪♪♪.
Barbecue plaza, Jinkisukan ♪♪♪.

This place is not listed in the travel spot of Sapporo in many websites, even in the brochure you can get from Sapporo. Besides, the getting to the park also require some travel and the bus route to this place is a bit complicated especially for those who doesn’t read Japanese (Bus route sometimes is complicated).

 

Name:

前田森林公園 (手稲) (札幌).  Maeda Shinrin Koen (Teine) (Sapporo).

 

Website:

Maeda Shinrin Koen website.

Maeda park English brochure.

 

Adress:

Japan, 006-0829 Hokkaido, Sapporo-shi, Teine-ku, Teinemaeda,北海道札幌市手稲区手稲前田

 

Access:

1) From JR Teine (手稲) station, take Chu-o bus 43 Bannaguro yuki (花畔行き) to the Minami Ni Sen bus stop (南2線), on foot 10~15 minutes to the forest park.

 

2) From subway Kita Nijuyo-Jo station (北24条), take Chu-o bus Kita 72 Maeda Shinrin Koen Yuki (72前田森林公園行き), hop off at the Maeda Shinrin Koen Iriguchi bus stop(前田森林公園入口), one minute on foot to the park.

 

They are few more buses getting to this park, click here for the bus route site. The English brochure link above shows you the bus route too.

 

Business hour:

Most of the facilities  are open from 09:30 to 17:00.

Facilities open vary to season, you may check with the brochure above.

 

Fee:

Free admission. Some facilities are fee apply, see the brochure above.

 

 Please let me know if you have any question. Cheers.

 

2 thoughts on “Maeda Shinrin Koen.

  • November 24, 2016 at 4:57 am
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    what a beautiful park! I think the mountains in the backdrop make it truly a place to relax. I was starting to wonder if people visit the park until I saw your pic of the BBQ area

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    • November 24, 2016 at 5:17 am
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      Haha, it is rarely listed in the travel brochure of Sapporo city, Hokkaido, Japan. It is a place famous among local.

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