Opened in 2005, this park was built using the basic design created by the Los Angeleno sculptor Isamu Noguchi with the concept of “the entire park is a single sculpture.”
Converted from the grounds of a waste-treatment plant, the park features a forest, a beach, a plaza, a fountain, and monuments scattered across approximately 189 hectares of land. Featuring plenty of nature in the surroundings, the area offers different delights depending on the season, with cherry blossoms in the spring, water play areas and budding greenery in the summer, scarlet leaves in the fall, and fun in the snow in the winter.
There is a restaurant in the park serving lunch and dinner (bookings are required), and a takeout shop is also open between mid-April and November 3. You can buy a lunch box in the shop to have a picnic outside.
From JR Sapporo Station, walk 6 minutes to Sapporo Station on the Toho Subway Line, and ride the subway for 6 minutes to Kanjo Dori Higashi Station. Take the ”Higashi 69” or the ”Higashi 79 (heading to Nakanuma Shogakko Dori)” bus for 25 minutes and get off at Moerenuma Koen Higashiguchi (East Entrance), right next to the park.
Admission is free of charge
Getting Around Moerenuma Park
One lap around Moerenuma Park is about 3.75 km. The path is flat, making it easy for children to walk around as well. One lap takes between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours.
Why not try the ”Mountaineering Course?” Starting at the east entrance beside the bus stop then climbing Mt. Moere with a view of the city, it then passes the Tetra Mound, the Sea Fountain, and the Glass Pyramid, before returning to the east entrance.
There is a bicycle rental counter in the parking lot at the east entrance, which is open between late April and November 3. Both regular and children's bicycles are available to ride, and rental fees start at 200 JPY for 2 hours, with 100 JPY or more for each extra hour. The park features walkways that double as comfortable bicycle paths.
Main Attractions in the Park
(1) Glass Pyramid
This pyramid, with its largest triangular face measuring 51.2 m on each side, partially swallows a glass cube to produce a three-dimensional geometric exterior. Comprising 1,113 panes of glass, the atrium includes a restaurant, gallery, and gift shop, as well as the park manager's office. The pyramid is sometimes used for music events or art exhibitions on weekends.
(2) Sea Fountain
A grand fountain 48 m across in the center of the park. Between late April and mid-October the fountain offers a dynamic show, jetting water up to a maximum of 25 m high. The fountain runs three to four times each day, and features dazzling illuminations at night.
1-1, Moerenumakouen, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 007-0011
- Nearest Station
Kanjo dori higashi Station
･ Toho Line
25 minutes by bus
- Phone Number
011-790-1231Available languagesonly in Japanese
7:00am - 10:00pm
*Last admission: 09:00 p.m.*Differ with each facility
*Differ with each facility
- Public Site
- Official Site