Miharashi Park Revisited Spring 2022

My first visit to Miharashi Park (見晴公園) was on November 28, 2021 (Sunday), my fourth weekend in Hokkaido Prefecture. During that visit, Miharashi Park was covered with snow as it was already winter season. 

Miharashi Park (Spring)

I went back to visit Miharashi Park again last April 30, 2022 (Saturday), my 26th weekend here in Hokkaido. This time, it was already the start of spring. However, what makes this revisit extra was that I am already with my family. 

Miharashi Park details


For those who are not familiar with Miharashi Park, it is situated at 2 Chome Miharashicho, Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture, it is one of the numerous parks in the city. The most popular display in the park is the D613 locomotive engine.

Miharashi Park - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The D613 locomotive engine was created at the Kasado Factory on January 26, 1945. Its primary function was to transport coal from the Haboro Mine, covering a total of 2,272,955 kilometers over the course of its entire operational life.

Photos of the D613 Locomotive engine in Miharashi Park

Miharashi Park, Rumoi City

On April 30, 1973, this old steam engine was finally decommissioned and then moved to its current location in Miharashi Park, Rumoi City. 

Playground equipment at Miharashi Park

There is even a clean toilet in Miharashi Park

Overall, our visit was fun as there was a playground on the park grounds which we enjoyed as a family. Aside from that, there is also a trail going up the hill a few meters from the D613 locomotive engine

Exploring the hill in Miharashi Park

The path going up the hill

Surprise! There are sakura trees with flowers

We followed it and were amazed at the beautiful scenery as well as the "hidden" sakura trees which were already blooming when we visited. 

Miharashi Park Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter and explore Miharashi Park. 

Miharashi Park Operating Hours

Miharashi Park is open 24/7. However, it is not recommended to visit very late at night particularly during winter as the area is not well-lit. 

Why visit Miharashi Park?

Like what was previously mentioned, there is nothing much to see in Miharashi Park. However, if you want to visit a quiet place to meditate and reflect, then this place is for you. The preserved D61 steam engine is a bonus. There is also a trail that leads up the hill just behind the D61 steam engine that is worth trying. 

Getting to Miharashi Park

When in Sapporo, head to Sapporo Station. Ride an Engan Bus going to Rumoi City.  Board down at Motokawacho and walk for about 1.6 kilometers to reach Miharashi Park. 

Bus fare: 2410 yen
Travel time: 2 hours and 35 minutes




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