Kamuiwa Park - Hokkaido

Kamuiwa Park (神居岩総合公園is a beautiful multipurpose park that's popular for golfers and also those who love nature. It is located on the outskirts of Rumoi City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

Kamuira Park Rumoi
Kamuiwa Park

Kamuiwa Park details

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Kamuiwa Park was built in a valley 5 kilometers east of Rumoi City proper. To date, it is the largest park in the city. 

Kamuiwa Park - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Kamuiwa Park has a 4-course 36-hole golf course open from May to October. It is officially recognized by the Japan Park Golf Association. 

Kamuiwa Park Cherry Blossoms







Kamuiwa Park is also a popular cherry blossom viewing area. As a matter of fact, there are approximately 1,500 Ezoyamazakura and Yaezakura trees in the park. These trees bloom around early or mid-May annually. Aside from the Sakura trees, hundreds of moss phlox and azalea are also on the park grounds.

Welcome to Kamuiwa Park

The roadsign says that it's Kamuiwa All Around Park

The Lion's Club Commemorative Monument: Sakura no Oka in the 21st Century or 21st Century Sakura Hill

Kamuiwa Park public toilet

Hotel Kamuiwa

Aside from that, there is also a free campsite which is open from May to October. However, there are no bath areas here but the nearby Kamuiwa Hotel has a very affordable onsen (hot spring) for those who want to relax or freshen up. 

Kamuiwa Park pond








Kamuiwa Park is also very kid-friendly with numerous playset facilities on its grounds for kids of all ages. My favorite is the zipline and the obstacle course while my daughter loved the slide set.

Kamuiwa Park Playset Facilities

Kamuiwa Park
Obstacle set

Kamuiwa Park rope zipline

Stepping boards

Kamuiwa Park obstacle course

Kamuiwa Park obstacle course


I got to visit Kamuiwa Park with my family for the first time last May 4, 2022, which was Greenery Day which is part of the Golden Week celebration here in Japan. It was also my 184th day as an ALT under the JET Programme. We revisited it three days later to attend the Kamuiwa Park Sakura Illumination 2022 event. That, however, is for another article.

Kamuiwa Park Sakura Illumination


Team Nicerio visits Kamuiwa Park during the Kamuiwa Park Sakura Illumination Event 2022

We were lucky because, during our visit, the Sakura trees were almost in full bloom. However, since we didn't have a car, we had to walk about 1.5 kilometers from our place to the park. It was the same case when we were going home as there is no public transportation going to Kamuiwa Park

Kamuiwa Park Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter Kamuiwa Park and explore its vast grounds. Parking and camping are also FREE. However, you need to pay if you want to use the golf course. Check out the rates 👉HERE👈.

Kamuiwa Operating Hours

Kamuiwa Park's Campsite is open 24/7 every May - October. The public toilet is also open 24/7.

The golf course is open from May - to October 8AM - 5PM.

Why visit Kamuiwa Park?

You should try the onsen at Hotel Kamuiwa

Kamuiwa Park is the best place to go if you are in Rumoi and you want to experience a hanami (sakura blossom viewing). It's also one of the recommended places to golf if you are in the prefecture. Aside from that, it’s near Kamuiwa Hotel which offers a day-trip bath at a very affordable price. You might want to check it out too.

Getting to Kamuiwa Park


The best way to reach Kamuiwa Park from the city proper is by car. 

The walk from Rumoi City proper to Kamuiwa might be long but the scenery is superb.

However, if you don't have one then you will have to walk 3.3 kilometers eastward from JR Rumoi Station to the park. It will take about 40 - 50 minutes.

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Comments

  1. It's the first time that I heard of Kamuiwa Park. I'm surprised to see how beautiful it is.

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    1. You should come visit during spring. You'd surely enjoy viewing the sakura in Kamuiwa Park.

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  2. Where else would you recommend for Sakura viewing in Northern & Eastern Hokkaido?

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    1. Each town has a "main park" that has several sakura trees in it. However, these are not as grand as those in Sapporo or Hakodate. There are "shibasakura" blossoms worth checking out like that in Takinoue. This isn't like the common sakura but it's worth seeing.

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