## Picnics, baseball, and cherry blossoms in a park that still has virgin forest
Hokkaido Shrine, Maruyama Field, and Sakashitaya Baseball Stadium are all in Muruyama Park. It is a nice area for a walk and a great place to have a barbecue during the cherry blossom season.
You can get to the park by train.
From Sapporo Station, take the Nanboku subway line to Odori Station, then transfer to a Tozai line subway train and head west toward Miyanosawa. Get off at Maruyama-Koen Station.
This huge 60,000-square-meter area contains magnolias, maple, oak, Japanese Judas, cherry, and other varieties of trees. It has also been designated as a natural monument.
Take a walk up to Maruyama Zoo from the station. A long wooden walkway that goes through a forest is a great place for bird and Ezo squirrel watching.