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National Takino Suzuran Hillside Park》Recommended winter snow activities & transportation methods from Sapporo Station

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Features of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park

No matter which season you come to Hokkaido, there is a place in Sapporo that is worth visiting, and that is Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

State-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park is the only state-run park in Hokkaido. It is characterized by a large area and low fees. Compared with parks and playgrounds in other parts of Hokkaido that cost more than ¥2,000 yen for admission, Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park only costs ¥500 yen and allows you to play for a whole day.

Another feature of the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park is that you will encounter different types of activities in different seasons. For example, in spring, it will be transformed into a flower field, and in summer, it will become a large playground that is very suitable for parent-child activities.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Summer Activities
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park is a very suitable place to experience parent-child activities in summer. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Recommended summer activities at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park. (Kuniku Takino Suzuran Hillside Park)

But as long as you go to winter, the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park will become a ski resort closest to the center of Sapporo, with cheap fees, suitable for beginners to experience skiing. In addition, even if you don’t know how to ski, you don’t have to worry too much, because there are other activities you can participate in in the state-owned Takino Suzuran Hillside Park, and you can also experience the fun of snow activities.

If you also plan to go to Sapporo in winter and want to experience the fun of skiing, you may consider spending a whole day at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, where there is a ski resort that is very suitable for beginners.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Winter Activities
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park is very suitable for some travelers who intend to experience Hokkaido's winter. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Recommended summer activities at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park. (Kuniku Takino Suzuran Hillside Park)

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Access to Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park is located in the southern district of Sapporo. Although it looks very far from the Sapporo JR station on the map, in fact, it takes about 1 hour to take the Sapporo subway and then transfer to the bus. You can reach it around.

If you are also starting from Sapporo JR Station, just take the Sapporo Subway Namboku Line to Makomanai Station, and then transfer to the No. 106 bus that goes out of the Takino Suzuran Hillside Park, and you can easily reach the Takino Suzuran Hilly Park kicks off a full day of activities.

However, one thing to note is that there are very few buses connecting Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park and Makomanai Station, and the journey takes 30 minutes to 45 minutes. And the last bus back to Makomanai Station from Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park leaves at 16:30 pm.

In other words, if you want to spend a whole day at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park, you must take the first bus from Makomanai Station at 08:45 in the morning, so that there will be enough time Come and experience different activities. And when visiting the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park, you need to go to the bus station to queue early when it is close to 15:30 in the afternoon, otherwise you may not be able to get on the bus, and you will need to spend a sum of money to take a taxi.

Arrangement of buses connecting Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park and Makomanai Station. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Winter event experience at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park

If you want to go to the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park to experience snowboarding and ski tires, just take the bus from Makomanai Station at or before 09:45 in the morning, and you can go before 10:30 in the morning Arrive at the east entrance of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park and start a full-day snow play trip.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Entrance to the east in winter
As long as you take the bus to the east exit of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park, you can start a full-day snow play trip. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Entrance to the east in winter
In winter, Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park will be transformed into Snow World for you to experience snow for free. (Click to enlarge the picture)

However, perhaps because there are many activities that are not open in winter, the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park, which was originally charged, has become free admission. If you just plan to come here to experience the snow, build a snowman, and play snow tubing, the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park is much better than other snow playgrounds in Hokkaido, because you don’t need to spend any money. Just be careful not to get carried away and miss the last bus back to Makomanai Station.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Entrance fee in winter
There is no admission fee to go to the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park in winter. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Snow World Map in Winter
There are more than 5 kinds of snow activities in the winter Snow World of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Tubing slope in winter
If you have never played ski tires before, the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park has the longest ski tire track in Sapporo. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - Tubing slope in winter
It is said that it takes more than half a minute to slide from the highest point to the bottom, so that you can slowly enjoy the snow scenery. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park - forest scenery in winter
The open space connecting ski resorts is the best place to experience snowball battles. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Ski Experience at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park

If you plan to experience skiing but don't have your own skis, you can also rent them from the ski department of Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. The rental of the whole set of equipment is about ¥8,000 per day, as long as it is returned before the national-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park closes.

The national-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park is characterized by a total length of more than 200 meters and an average slope of about 7 degrees. In addition, there is also a dedicated driving range for you to practice. For some ski beginners, it is a very suitable place to experience skiing for the first time and practice skiing skills again.

If you successfully slide to the bottom, you only need to buy a one-way cable car ticket for about ¥200 to return to the beginning of the ski run, or buy a one-day cable car ticket for ¥1,000-¥2,000. You can ski non-stop all day long.

Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park-Ski Rental
You can rent a whole set of skis for about ¥8,000 yen.

More Winter Activities at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park

In addition to ski tubing and double-board skiing, you can actually experience other snow activities such as walking skiing and snowshoe exploration in the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. The advantage of participating in these activities in the state-owned Takino Suzuran Hillside Park is that the cost of renting equipment is relatively cheap. If you come to Hokkaido for the first time to experience snow, if you do not have high requirements for equipment, I believe that in the state-run Takino Suzuran The snow activities on this side of Lang Hills Park can satisfy your wishes.

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Selection of Activities at Suzuran Park in Sapporo in Winter
The most popular activities at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park: Tubing, skiing. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Selection of Activities at Suzuran Park in Sapporo in Winter
If you have enough time, you can also set off to participate in snowshoe adventures and walk skis. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Winter Sapporo Suzuran Park map
A map of winter activities in Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Summarize

Perhaps for many good skiers, the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park is not regarded as a real ski resort at all. However, for some travelers who do not have time to arrange large-scale skiing, or for some travelers who just want to simply experience skiing, the state-run Takino Suzuran Hillside Park will be a convenient, relatively safe place that can go back and forth to Sapporo JR on the same day. Ski resort options at the station.

In addition, if you are going to Sapporo with your family, Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park is a good snow spot for parents and children, and the charges are much cheaper than other snow playgrounds. At the same time, everyone can also participate in their favorite activities separately, whether they want to go skiing or play ski tubing, and some people will not feel bored because they don't know how to ski.

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