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Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin Koen)
Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin Koen)

Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin Koen)

53-2 Atsubetsucho, Konopporo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo, Japan

The Basics

There are many ways to enjoy Nopporo Forest Park. Explore the nearly 20 miles (32 kilometers) of nature trails, go bird-watching, or, in the winter, go cross-country skiing. Mountain biking is a popular activity from spring to fall, and guided tours from Sapporo are available.

Note the striking 328-foot-tall (100-meter-tall) Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower, with a hexagonal base modeled after snow crystals. Learn about the culture and history of Hokkaido at the Historical Museum of Hokkaido. See over 50 historic buildings at the Historical Village of Hokkaido, and travel between them in a horse-drawn trolley in the summer or a horse-drawn sleigh in the winter.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Sapporo

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Biking for beginners
SitiAminah_I, Jun 2020
Nopporo Forest Park Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo
The guide is so nice. This is a good biking experience for beginners. The place is so perfect we could breath in fresh oxygen
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This was the highlight of the trip...
Peter L, Aug 2017
Nopporo Forest Park Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo
This was the highlight of the trip. Jun was a great guide. We chose the easier trail but would be up for a longer ride on our next trip. The forest smelled of pine trees and an amazing flower. Mountain biking allows one to go faster than the bugs so they only land on you when you stop! This trip lasts about three hours including transportation from hotel so there is plenty of time to do other activities on the same day.
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Had lots of fun, this tour is suitable...
Mari H, Jul 2016
Nopporo Forest Park Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo
Had lots of fun, this tour is suitable for anyone. Thank you!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Nopporo Forest Park is ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sun protection when exploring the park.

  • For safety reasons, visitors are not allowed to enter the Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower.

  • There is an entrance fee for the museum and the village.

  • The village offers workshops on making traditional toys and crafts.

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How to Get There

Nopporo Forest Park is located about 9 miles (15 kilometers) east of Sapporo. Take the JR Chitose Line to Shin-Sapporo Station, then take the Kaitaku-no-mura bus to the last stop. Parking is available for those driving there.

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When to Get There

Visit Nopporo Forest Park in different seasons for different activities. The Historical Museum of Hokkaido and the Historical Village of Hokkaido are open year-round, except for Mondays and a few days around the New Year.

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Flora and Fauna at Nopporo Forest Park

The park is home to more than 200 species of mushrooms and over 500 plant species, including over 100 tree species. Around 1,300 species of insects and 140 species of birds can be found in the park. Other residents include Yezo squirrels, Japanese hares, Hokkaido salamanders, deer, and foxes.

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