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“Lucky Japanese. You have such a beautiful park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moerenuma Park

Moerenuma Park
1-1 Moerenuma Koen, Higashiku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 007-0011, Japan
+81 11-790-1231
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Ranked #3 of 136 Attractions in Sapporo
Type: Outdoors
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“Lucky Japanese. You have such a beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

To go there, just follow the instructions on their website . The bus stop returning to the subway is across the street from where you get off. Do check the timetable before you enter the park, as you may spend hours in there. You can rent a bike, though we walk. If you hate the sun, don't come here. There is almost no shelter except when you are in the main building, the pyramid. If you don't like to walk, don't come here. In particular, climbing the 2 hills are lot of fun. You can buy simple food from the small cafeteria. But why don't you bring along some food and picnic on their seas of grass? We lunched at their French restaurant. 3 choices of set menu, the cheapest around US$90 each. Excellent french food, a 1/2 star Michelen standard. No reservation needed as we were there on a weekday. Otherwise, do reserve a table. It's worth the money.

Visited September 2011
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“Great huge outdoor area for families with children of all ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

A lovely modern park designed by a famous half British, half Japanese designer. Has huge outdoor spaces with soft lawn that kids seem to love to roll on, plus a wading pool for kids to jump around in, while the parents sprawl out on the surrounding grass watching over them. There is so much space, kids can play football and run around happily without having to disturb other people.

It's completely man made, but beautifully done, with plenty of green all around. It's about a 30 min drive from the JR station in a taxi which adds up to about JPY3600 per way.

They have a souvenir shop, a tiny museum including some info about the designer and a restaurant that one needs to book a table at, at least one day in advance (both lunch and dinner are served there). Otherwise there is also a small fast food place selling soft cream cones and other snack items (need to buy a ticket from a vending machine and then bring the ticket to the counter to retrieve your items).

The wonderful thing is that you can rent bicycles there, including ones with baskets in front (between the handle bars) for infants or other bikes with toddler seats. It costs JPY300 for 2 hours.

Many families brought little tents with them (can be bought in toys r us) or blankets and had picnics on the lawn, while keeping cool.

It's a lovely place to get away from the city for the day.

Visited July 2011
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