“Mt. Moiwa” at an altitude of 531 meters located near the center of Sapporo city. It is also counted as one of the “New Three Major Night Scenes in Japan”, and the night view that can be seen from the observation platform is very popular. In addition, Mt. Moiwa is crowded with mountaineers during the summer weekend.
The night view of Mt. Moiwa is reputed as being very beautiful. The cityscape of Hokkaido’s largest city has a lot of light and is said to be wonderful than that famous Mt. Hakodate.
Hakodate mountain, Otaru Tengu mountain, Mt. Moiwa is said to be “the three major night view of Hokkaido.” And it is said that the most moving place is Mt. Moiwa here. As you can easily go from Sapporo station in about 30 minutes, if you visit Sapporo, you can say that it is a recommended spot to go once.
When you say “night view”, there is an image that a couple visits. Mt. Moiwa is also selected as “Sanctuary of lovers”. This is a wonderful place to make special memories for lovers.
After the facilities renovation in 2011, if has made all the buildings completely handicapped accessible. Souvenir shops and eating and drinking establishment were enriched, and it became a spot where anyone can feel free to go from family to elderly regardless of age and youngsters.
From the mountaintop observatory with an altitude of 531 meters you can see spectacular views of 360 degrees, including the streets of Sapporo, as well as Ishikari plain, Ishikari Bay and Mashike mountain and so on.
The mountaintop observation platform is equipped with elevators from the basement floor to the rooftop, which is easy to use for everyone.
Also, even in cold weather like rainy weather and midwinter, there is also a viewing space where you can see the city of Sapporo from the interior.
“Moiwa Primeval Forest” is a treasure trove of nature
Mt. Moiwa is the mountain with an altitude of 531 meters, located about 5 kilometers from the city center of Sapporo. “Moiwa Primeval Forest” is a treasure trove of nature, it is designated as a natural monument of the country. Promenade and mountain trails that continue from Maruyama Park are popular as trekking and walking paths of Sapporo citizens.
Mt. Moiwa has been chosen as one of the hundred selections of the Japanese nightscapes
Mt. Moiwa is said to be the three major night scenic areas of Hokkaido lined with Mt. Hakodate and Otaru Tengu mountain. In addition, the observatory of Mt. Moiwa has been chosen as one of the hundred selections of the Japanese nightscapes. It has been recognized as a sacred place for lovers from now, it is one of Hokkaido’s best date spots. It seems that you can deepen your love while watching the romantic night view.
It goes by a ropeway to the mountain side station
From the departure station of Sapporo Streetcar Line it takes approximately 20 minutes to “Ropeway Iriguchi-eki Station”. The free shuttle bus operates from there to “Moiwayama Sanroku-eki Station” of the ropeway. You can enter by purchasing admission tickets at “Sanroku-eki” (Foothills Station). To the summit of the mountain, it goes by a ropeway to the mountain side station, and goes up by “Maurice car” (mini cable car) to “Sancho-eki Station” (Summit Station).
The name “Maurice” was named after the black Hokkaido squirrel
Both ropeway and “Maurice car” operate at roughly 15 minute intervals. Both will proceed quickly, so it will arrive at the summit in the blink of an eye in no time. The name “Maurice” was named after the black Hokkaido squirrel which is the character of the ropeway.
The legend that the couple can never be broke up
There is “Happy Bell” on the summit observatory of Mt. Moiwa.
Lovers enter this circle and ring the bell. In addition, a handrail that surrounds the bell has countless padlocks attached. The padlocks surrounding the bell is called the “Padlocks of Lovers”. There is the legend that the couple can never be broke up when writing their names and locking them.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Address:||Moiwayama Sapporo Minami-ku, Hokkaido 005-0041 Japan|
|Access:||Sapporo Streetcar Line “Ropeway Iriguchi-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 11-561-8177 (Mt. Moiwa Ropeway)|
* Ropeway + Morris Car (Round trip): Adults ¥1,700, Children ¥850
Please refer the official web page.