Maruyama Park (Hokkaido) 円山公園（北海道）
Picnics, baseball, and cherry blossoms in a park that still has virgin forest
Hokkaido Shrine , Maruyama Field, and Sakashita Baseball Stadium are all in Maruyama Park. It is a nice area for a walk and a great place to have a barbecue during the cherry blossom season.
- The classic cherry blossom-viewing route around Hokkaido-jingu Shrine
- Watching sports in Maruyama Baseball Stadium or Sakashita Baseball Stadium
- Visiting the cute animals at Maruyama Zoo
How to Get There
You can get to the park by train.
From Sapporo Station , take the Namboku 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 park still contains virgin forest
This huge 439,000-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.