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Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park: Video Introduction

This video, titled "A Summer Recommendation" (夏のおすすめ), was uploaded by "Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park" (国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園).
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park is located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, and is known as the only national park in Hokkaido. With seasonal flowers and forests where visitors can stroll and enjoy beautiful natural scenery, the park is a popular spot for the people of Sapporo and tourists alike.
Check out the video to see flowers blooming in the short summer season, as well as highlights and things to do at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park - Enjoy Flowers in All 4 Seasons!

Image of tulips at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park
Photo:Tulips at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park

At Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, visitors can enjoy various kinds of seasonal flowers from spring to autumn. Here, we'll introduce the best time to see flowers in the park.

Flowers that are at their best in spring (April to May): Pansies, violas, lily of the valley, tulips
Among the representative flowers of spring, tulips and lily of the valley are so popular that events are held in conjunction with their blooms.

Flowers that are at their best in summer (June to August): Lavender, allium, nepeta, and sunflowers
In summer, flowers bluish-colored flowers, such as lavender, Hokkaido's representative flower, can be seen in full bloom. The sunflowers that bloom all over the area under the sunlight are a spectacular sight.

Flowers that are at their best in autumn (September to October): summer cypress, dahlias, and cosmos
In autumn, white, pink, deep pink, and various varieties of cosmos swaying in the wind are popular among tourists. Visitors can also enjoy many varieties of dahlias in full bloom.

Things to Do at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park From Spring to Fall

Image of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, Ashiribetsu Falls
Photo:Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, Ashiribetsu Falls

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park isn't just a place for viewing flowers. Here we'll introduce other ways to enjoy the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park from spring to autumn.

●Takino Forest Zone: East Area
An area where visitors can enjoy playing in a forest. Morimino Tower, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding forest, a place to enjoy playing in water, and large playground equipment, makes this area very popular with children.

●Takino Forest Zone: West Area
In spring, visitors can observe wildflowers, in summer they can enjoy spotting various wildlife and insects in the rice paddies and streams, and in autumn, based on the theme of "symbiosis between people and nature," they can enjoy the remains of houses and charcoal-making sites.

●Keiryu Zone
In the Keiryu Zone, visitors can enjoy cycling while viewing four beautiful waterfalls, including Ashiribetsu Falls, selected as one of the Top 100 Waterfalls in Japan, as well as seasonal flowers. There's also a fishing pond and barbecue area where families can enjoy playing and eating together.

●Central Zone
The central zone includes a large flower garden where you can feel Japan's four seasons, 'Kodomo no Tani' (Children's Valley) where kids can play on large playground equipment, and Mori no Sumika, a place to play in the forest. It's also an area where both children and adults can enjoy themselves as there is a secret spot with an viewing platform and an astronomical observatory.

Enjoy the Snow at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park's Snow World in Winter!

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park is a ski slope where visitors can enjoy playing in the snow in winter. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing is also popular, allowing visitors to roam freely on the fresh snow! In addition, you can enjoy a full range of winter activities such as hiking in the snow with walking skis, snow marathons, and snow tubing.

Summary of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park

Image of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, east entrance
Photo:Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, east entrance

If you haven't checked out the video yet, be sure to give it a watch!
At Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, you can see wild birds and other wildlife, such as chipmunks, Ezo squirrels, and foxes. You can enjoy flowers throughout Japan's four seasons, and you can take beautiful photos of the autumn foliage during fall.

To get to Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, it's a 35-minute bus ride from Makomanai Subway Station, and a 5-minute walk from the nearest bus stop. Parking is available for visitors coming by car.

Due to measures against the novel coronavirus, there may be restrictions on facilities, so we recommend checking for up-to-date information in advance.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park is a great place to see, feel, and play in nature throughout the four seasons. Pets are allowed in the park, although they must be leashed. Consider visiting with the family, including the family pet, and enjoying the outdoors together!

【Official Website】Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park – Official Website
https://www.takinopark.com/

【TripAdvisor】Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298560-d1384143-Reviews-Kokuei_Takino_Suzuran_Hillside_National_Park-Sapporo_Hokkaido.html

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Last Updated : Aug. 31, 2022
Japan
平敷 篤(Atsushi Heishiki)
My name is Atsushi Heishiki, a writer who loves Japanese culture and lives in Okinawa.
Beautiful Flowers at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. Experience the Seasonal Nature of Hokkaido!
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