Picnic Under the Cherry Blossoms at Maruyama Park – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Located only 3 kilometers west of the heart of Sapporo lies the beloved paths of Maruyama Park. This multi-faceted park caters to both nature-lovers and families alike. Within its forested walls, the Hokkaido Shrine is available for spiritual patrons to pay their respects. Only a short walk away from the shrine lives the Maruyama Zoo, which houses over 170 animal species for families to enjoy. During the cherry blossom season, nearly 160 cherry trees, including the Sargent’s cherry and Yoshino cherry varieties, bloom, making the park a dreamy pink wonderland. Every spring the park comes alive with hundreds of picnickers hoping to grab an idyllic spot under one of the many blossoming trees. During this season, the park rents out portable cooking stoves so that visitors can make jingisukan, a local grilled lamb dish.

Maruyama Park

3 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido