Moerenuma Park

Moerenuma Park, Sapporo: Hours, Address, Moerenuma Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Moerenuma Park
4.5
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Moerenuma Park is a landscape sculpture Mecca designed by Isamu Noguchi offering distinctive expressions of the four seasons Moerenuma Park is designed by sculpture artist Isamu Noguchi as a work of sculpture art in itself. The park was reborn from a waste disposal site and transformed into an art park representative of Sapporo over a period of 23 years. The grand scale of this project earned it the name “landscape sculpture.” Visitors can enjoy different scenery depending on the time of the day and season. Instead of picturing yourself in a park, you should probably think of yourself as being inside a huge sculpture piece.
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Matan Katz
Jerusalem, Israel197 contributions
The spacious park includes art installents, hilld, many walking and cycling trails and and much more. Cycling is the best option. It offers great views of the city if you climb to the top of the hills.
Written January 24, 2020
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peachy3peach
Makati, Philippines164 contributions
Friends
The park can be reached by riding a train from Sapporo Station and a bus. Travel time is less than an hour.

The park is filled with man made features like Mount Moere a 62 meters tall and offers great views of the park and the surrounding area and a Louvre like pyramid building made of glass called Hidamari which is a gallery space.
Written March 31, 2020
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Harumi18
Singapore, Singapore246 contributions
Couples
After I came back from my trip to Moerenuma Park, I shared with the hotel front desk abut my experience & she laughed. It seems that Sapporo citizens know about Moerenuma's desolate & forlorn winter, not the tourists. Here's why: - (1) Strong wind picking up & lifting snow off the ground & into your face so you could not open your eyes, especially if you are walking in a direction that is opposite to the wind, (2) Deep snow that reached almost all the way to your knees. This is terrible if you are not wearing winter boots that reach all the way to your knees. (3) It was almost deserted when I went; the only people I saw were those inside the Glass Pyramid & those playing snow sleigh on the hill in front of the Glass Pyramid. The rest of the park was deserted, well almost. The further you walk away from the Glass Pyramid, the deeper the snow got. So you find your feet suddenly sinking deeply into the snow. I think this is because hardly anyone walks around in winter, so the snow just accummulated & accummlated. Now can you imagine what will happen if you got stuck in the deep snow? Nobody is going to come to your rescue.

I only went to 3 attractions, out of the many there - Glass Pyramid, Moerenuma Mountain & Tetra Mound. I did not manage to go near Tetra Mound because the snow was too deep. What a pity.

If you need to use the toilet, use it all you want inside the Glass Pyramid because once you are outside, there is no freaking toilet in the freezing cold. Oh, all the eateries are closed (!) during winter. So you gotta bring your own food. And bring plenty because one tends to burn more calories during winter. Otherwise, the only food will be the hot potato potage from the vending machine.
Written January 17, 2013
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Jilly
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia26 contributions
Couples
I wasn't expecting much visiting this place but boy was I in for a treat.
I visited in the middle of winter so the entire park was a winter wonderland!
It was so good that I visited twice. The first visit was on a weekend so there were quite a number of locals around. The sun was out, it was a lovely day. We spent it just walking around in the snow and up and down the hills.
We decided to visit again and this time on a weekday. It was so quiet and peaceful. We lay down in the snow and watched snow flakes fall, built snowmen and made snow angels in the snow. Really it was the highlight of my trip.

Make sure you have waterproof shoes (and preferably clothing if you or your kids want to play in the snow). They offer snow boot rental for very cheap if you're not keen on buying at the glass pyramid.

Truly worth a visit.

Pack snacks or lunch since there aren't many food options there.
It's not difficult getting here by bus (bus no 69 or 79 from Kanjodori Higashi) but it is quite a walk from the bus station to the park. Not so advisable for parents with young children, especially in winter.
Written January 22, 2018
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BertSG
Singapore440 contributions
Family
Getting to the park from downtown took almost an hour. Read couple of reviews on TA describing the various modes of transport to/from the park. What I came to realise is that Bus 6 plies only on weekends and weekdays from 19 July to 17 Aug...so it wasn't an option for us.

We took the conventional route describe in the park's brochure...on the Tono Line, drop off at “Kanjo dori higashi” station. Head for the exit that says "Bus Terminal". Upon exit up the stairs, turn right and about 30-40m from there on the right is the bus terminal. Take Chuo Bus 69/79 to the Park's East entrance. Entrance on the bus on from the back down and grab a ticket. Exit from the front and pay there. If in doubt, check with the bus driver, they are really professional and helpful.

We rented our bicycles at the entrance-this is a great option to cover the entire place. They have all types of bikes of people of all ages. They also come with locks so that you can make a stop, climb the hills, enjoy the various attractions without worry that your bike will be rode away.

We spent about 2-3 hours at the park...a little short and longer would have been better. However, with bicycles, we managed to make our way throughout the park from a clockwise route. Tennis Centre to the breath-taking views from Mt. Moere; Tetra Mound; Play Mountain; Beach; Playground, Fountain and the Glass Pyramid.

When in Sapporo next, we will certainly make our way back to this magnificent park.
Written July 7, 2014
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Kayra C
Ankara, Turkey10 contributions
Friends
I went to the park in a Saturday and even it was in weekend it wasn't very crowded. If you rent a bike it will be easier to travel inside of the park. The price of one hour rent is 100 yen. You can also take your tent and have a little camp for the day. There is also a little lake in this park that you can take off your shoes and get inside but it is very shallow that the level of water doesn't pass your knee. Don't forget to climb to the mountain and see the beautiful view of Sapporo city. And also there is a very big fountain which makes a show every hour. You should also see the glass pyramid. It was a very interesting building. Finally if you love to play tennis you can rent some tennis rackets and balls and spend your time by playing tennis.
Written August 12, 2013
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Elise F
41 contributions
Friends
After reading many great reviews about the park I decided to check out the park with my girlfriend while we are in.sapporo... We managed to take public transport which alight us in front of the park. It's indeed a lovely park and we hike up the triangle pyramid and took many nice pictures. After which we rent a bicycle and ride around the park. We also brought our own food and wine to picnic in the park... There is nothing fantastic about the water performance you can give it a miss ... Gosh i am missing the place again now!! Will definitely go back to the park again next time.
Written June 25, 2016
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Janet C
Hong Kong, China156 contributions
Couples
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.
Written September 18, 2011
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Albert C
Rowland Heights, CA610 contributions
Family
What a great park with awesome views and architecture. All for free on top of that. It wasn't hard to find as the GPS took us around the small streets in residential neighborhoods and all of sudden, there is this huge park. This used to be a dump site and now it is a beautiful park. Urban planners from large cities around the world should take note on what can be done to beautify a city. We hiked around the park for 2 - 3 hours, climbed to the top of the tallest hill and checked out the inside of the glass pyramid building (very cool looking inside and you can to to the top via elevator for a nice panoramic view). We got there a little late so missed out on the bike rental. We would highly recommend this place and also suggest that you get there earlier so you can rent a bike. It is much easier to see all the points of the park on a bike as opposed to walking.
Written July 14, 2016
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KikumiF
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We decided to visit Moerenuma park during our stay in Sapporo. We took subway to Kanjodori Higashi station and then bus #69 ( you can also take #79) to Moerenuma park higashiguchi.
We rented bicycles for ¥200 for 2 hours. Bicycles are must items in this park since it is enormous.
My 11 year old as well as 16 year old climbed up the mountain(hill or mound?) and came down several times. There were also playground areas. They were not the ordinary playground but very stylish, clever and fun ones.
What a wonderful park! My kids enjoyed this park a lot. The only regret we had was we could only spend a few hours there. I would say you should bring lunch and spend 4 or 5 hours.
Written June 20, 2016
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