Takino Suzuran Park

Takino Suzuran Park

AdmissionAdults - ¥410
Children - ¥80
Preschool - free
Pensioners - ¥210
Admission
(groups of
more than 20)
Adults - ¥290
Children - ¥50
Preschool - free
Pensioners - ¥210
Opening HoursSpring 9:00 - 17:00
Summer 9:00 - 18:00
Autumn 9:00 - 17:00
Winter 9:00 - 16:00
Closed-
Contact011-592-3333
http://www.takinopark.com.e.bn.hp.transer.com/?go=kaienkikan
NotesCar required to get there
Buses available
Wheelchair access
Location /
Getting There
〒005-0862 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Minami-ku, Takino, 247

Take Bus 106 from Sapporo station or Makomanai station

Takino Suzuran park is a huge park that is a great place for families and nature lovers. It covers 395.7 hectares, with around 200 hectares are available to the public. There are 2 entrances, the East Gate entrance (higashi guchi), and the Central Gate entrance (chuo guchi). Parking is available and the bus stops are located here. There are 3 main areas that make up the park. There is the Country Garden Area, the Childrens Playground area, and the Forest Area. There is also a camping area and an observatory on the grounds.

Country Garden Area
Takino Suzuran Park This area is famous for its flowers in the spring season. It has the visitors centre here and the country club building. Lockers, bathrooms, bus stop, and rest area is here. Its at the top of the park offering great views. A perfect spot to sit and get views down the hill of the flower pasture. Thousands upon thousands of lilacs are planted here and are truly beautiful in May. There is a path leading down through them to get great photos. The country club has a restaurant, a snack shop and shops selling local vegetables. The country club is home to the herb garden, rock garden, flower master retreat, and the observatory.

 


Children’s Playground (Kodomo no Tani)
This area is designed for the kids. It has a huge 6.8 hectare sloped lawn area. Kids can take giant red inflatable balls and roll them down the hill. There is a giant ants nest sculpture and tunnels that the kids can crawl through and play in. A cool stream is here, and kids can play and cool down in the summer. This place really captures the imagination with slides, tunnels, and trampolines for the kids to play on. There is a rest area for the parents, and toilets, and a coffee shop is available.

Forest Area (Mori no Sumikawa) This heavily wooded area is a great place to walk around and take in the pine air. There are walkways that twist and turn through the forest. There is a timber swing for the kids, a woodland craft house, and a suspension bridge all through this area. This area leads to the waterfalls which are a main feature in this park. There are 4 main waterfalls that surround the park, Ashiribetsu Fall, Masumi Fall, Shiraho Fall, and Furo Fall.

Summer Activities
CampingThere are camping grounds at this park, with access to shower rooms and a laundromat. Cabins are also available to rent but you will need to call in advance. There is a small shop near the camping grounds selling alcohol, cold drinks, snacks, cold meat, frozen foods, toys, camping equipment, and fuel (charcoal, white gasoline, various gas cartridges)
FishingRent a fishing pole and bait and try some trout and rainbow trout fishing. Cost is ¥850 for the hour and ¥100 for additional bait.
CyclingRent a bicycle to get around and see the whole park! There are bicycles for adults, children and tandem bicycles. Prices range from ¥100 for children to ¥310 for adults. A 2 person bicycle is ¥800. Rental is for 2 hours. For an extra 30 minutes the cost is ¥30 for children and ¥80 for adults.
Park GolfPark golf is like mini golf. It involves hitting a billiard size ball around a short course with a wooden club. Fun for everyone! Clubs and balls are available for free from the Country Club
CookingThere are 4 different spots around the park that have BBQ’s and areas to cook. These areas can accommodate 100, 300, and to 1000 people depending on the area. Water supplies, and sinks, log seating is available.


Winter Activities
Sled SlopeThis slope for tubing is the longest in the country! For kids and adults the straight course is 200 metres! There is a shorter 180 metre S shape course. There is also a kids sled corner. Tubes and sleds are FREE to rent!
Skiing &
Snowboarding
This 250 metre length course is perfect for beginners at a 7 degree slope. The weekend lift tickets for adults are ¥150 per ride, ¥1030 for 4 hours, or ¥1540 for a day pass. Lift tickets for children are ¥100 per ride, ¥620 for 4 hours, ¥1030 for a day pass. Weekdays have cheaper day passes. ¥820 for adults and ¥510 for children.
Skiing LessonsSkiing lessons are available but only in Japanese, and depending on the conditions. It is advised to call ahead. The cost is ¥200 per person (not including ticket passes). There is a morning class and an afternoon class. Applications for the morning class must be handed in by 10:15. Morning class is from 10:30 – 12:00. Afternoon class applications must be in by 13:45. The lesson goes from 14:00 – 15:30. Skiing gear is available from the Country Club
Snowshoeing There are 3 courses available. 1st is the Forest area (Takino no Mori), a 30 minute to 2 hour trek through the woods. 2nd is the Kawagarasu Course, a 1 hour trek to see the Ashiribetsu Falls frozen over, or “ice falls”. The 3rd is the Akagera Course which is also a 1 hour course. This course is an up and down course which has views over the park.
Cross Country
Skiing
6 courses to choose from. You can rent the gear and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the park. There are 2 beginner courses, a 1 km and a 5km course. 2 intermediate courses, 3km and a 5km course. 2 advanced courses, a 10km and a 16km course. Ski rentals are available from the Country Club.
Ice FallsSnowshoe or do cross country skiing to see these amazing waterfalls frozen over. To Ashiribetsu Fall, it is approximately 1.1km from Keiryu Guchi Parking lot. The waterfalls are frozen by the end of December.
If you don’t have your own transport, there are buses available from Sapporo station and Makomanai station. It is also possible to use a taxi from Makomani station. The ride takes about 20 minutes via taxi. The bus time tables are as follows:
To
Takino Suzuran Park
Cost
Times
From
Makomanai Station

Terminal 2 Bus 106

Adults ¥440
Children ¥220

Takes 31 min.
8:45
9:45
10:45
11:45
12:45
13:45
14:45
15:50
From
Sapporo Station

Terminal 1 Bus 106

Adults ¥630
Children ¥320

Takes 61 min.
9:15

12:15
From
Fukuzumi Station

Terminal 6 Bus 87

Adults ¥620
Children ¥310

Takes 44-50 min.
10:20
11:20
12:40
13:42
14:30



From
Takino Suzuran Park
To
Makomanai Station

East Exit Bus 106
Cost
Adults ¥440
Children ¥220

Takes 31 min.
Times
9:33
10:33
11:33
12:28
13:28
14:28
15:28
16:33
To
Sapporo Station

East Exit Bus 106
Adults ¥440
Children ¥220

Takes 61 min.
8:45
9:45
10:45
11:45
12:45
13:45
14:45
15:50
To
Fukuzumi Station

East Exit Bus 87
Adults ¥620
Children ¥310

Takes 44-50 min.
12:17
13:37
14:42
15:37
16:42
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