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  • Writer's picturePhillip Radcliffe

Moerenuma Park Cherry Blossoms

(Japanese translation below)

Every spring, the cherry trees all over Japan burst into bloom. Japanese people can’t wait for spring to come so we can enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom. In Hokkaido the best time for cherry blossom viewing is during Golden Week.

There are lots of cherry blossom viewing spots in Sapporo. Moerenuma Park is the most famous cherry blossom viewing spot. It is located in Higashi Ward. This park far from city. If you go to this park, you can use car, taxi or transportation. It takes 30minutes by car. During this period, many people go to Moerenuma Park to see cherry blossoms.

This park has a whole forest of 2,300 cherry trees. This number is the largest in Hokkaido. There are various types of cherry trees in the park. For example, Yoshino cherry trees, wild cherry blossoms and many others. This year cherry blossoms began blooming on April 30 and were in full bloom on May 5. The best time to see cherry blossoms was May 4th to 6th.

In Moerenuma Park everyone can enjoy Hanami because it has a play area that not only kids can enjoy, but adults as well. There is a rental cycle in the park, so you can enjoy watching cherry blossoms while riding. The rental fee is ¥200 to¥300 for 2 hours. Adults can enjoy eating, drinking, and singing under the cherry blossom trees. It’s best to see the cherry blossoms with family, friends or that special someone.


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