Hamanasu Hill Park - Hokkaido

Hamanasu Hill Park or Hamanasu no Oka Park (はまなすの丘公園) is a vast peninsular open space next to the Ishikari River, with wildflowers & birdwatching. It is located at 29-1 Hamamachi, Ishikari City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

はまなすの丘公園
Hamanasu Hill Park

Hamanasu Hill Park details

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and take a trip to Hamanasu Hill Park in Ishikari City, Hokkaido. This picturesque park is a 1,500-meter-long sand bank formed at the intersection of the Sea of Japan and the Ishikari River. It is home to approximately 180 species of coastal plants, including the beautiful Hamanasu flower that blooms from the end of June to the beginning of July.

はまなすの丘公園
Hamanasu Hill Park - Ishikari City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The park covers approximately 46 hectares, with 16.5 hectares designated as the Ishikari City Coastal Plant Protection Area. You can take a relaxing "flower walk" and admire the stunning scenery while feeling the sea breeze and listening to the soothing sounds of the waves.

Hamanasu Hill Park map

Ishikari Light House

One of the park's most notable landmarks is the Ishikari Lighthouse. This historic lighthouse has been around for over 100 years since it opened in 1892. The lighthouse used to be striped in black and white, but it was repainted in red and white after it was used as a film stage for a Shochiku movie. The lighthouse is a symbol of Ishikari and a great spot for taking photos.

Hamanasu Hill Park photos









When you need a break, head to the Hamanasu Hill Park Visitor Center. Here, you can shop for Ishikari specialty products and Hamanasu-related gifts. Try their Hermanus Soft Cream, a unique original product with a slightly pink color and a lovely scent of the rose family. You can also enjoy a stunning view of Ishikari Bay and the Ishikari River from the terrace on the second floor.

Hamanaus Hill Park Visitor Center








Don't forget to buy the famed Ishi-curry

Hamanasu Soft Cream

Hamanasu Soft Cream



The Hamanasu Hill Park Visitor Center also houses a fascinating collection of historic lighthouse lenses. On the first floor, you can see the "Mute Fudo Lens" and a lens used in the second-generation Ishikari Lighthouse. The "Former Ishikari Lighthouse Light Equipment (6th Magnification Lens)" is on display as well. These lenses are fascinating to look at and will take you back in time.

Team Nicerio visits Hamanasu Hill Park







My family and I visited Hamanasu Hill Park during our Mashike – Ishikari Road Trip last September 4, 2022. It was my 307th day here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. This scenic park is one of our main destinations during the trip. We enjoyed taking a stroll along the elevated wooden walkway of the park. We had fun taking wacky pictures and watching the wildlife in the area. However, it was pretty humid during our visit so we didn’t complete the whole route along the park. Instead, we enjoyed the pink Hamanasu soft cream sold at the Hamanasu Hill Park Visitor Center.

Hamanasu Hill Park Fees

It’s FREE to enter and explore Hamanasu Hill Park. Parking is also FREE. However, I recommend that you bring money if you plan to go inside the Hamanasu Hill Park Visitor Center as there are plenty of products that you can buy as souvenirs or omiyage. You should also try the Hamanasu soft cream here.

Hamanasu Soft Cream price

Hamanasu Hill Park Operating Hours


Hamanasu Hill Park is open 24/7. However, it is best visited in the morning as the area could be better lit.

Hamanasu Hill Park Visitor Center opening hours

On the other hand, the Hamanasu Hill Park Visitor Center is open from April 29th to November 3rd. Its business hours are from 9AM to 6PM from April – August and 9AM to 5PM from September to November.

Why visit Hamanasu Hill Park?

Hamanasu Hill Park is beautiful throughout the year, with flowers such as violets, hama peas, bindweed, Ezo sukashi lilies, and sunflowers blooming from spring to autumn. On a beautiful sunny day, you would surely enjoy the natural beauty of this lovely vast park.

Getting to Hamanasu Hill Park

 

Private vehicle:

Hamanasu Hill Park is about 23 km west of JR Sapporo Station. The drive will take about 40 minutes.

Public transportation:

Board the "Ishikari Line" from the Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal (about 60 minutes) and get off at the last stop "Ishikari". From there, you need to walk for about 20 minutes to reach the park.

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