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もいわ山展望台 Mt. Moiwa Observatory

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  • Around Sapporo
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  • ClosedNovember 24-December 3

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Around Sapporo
1956 Kitanosawa, Minami-ku Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 005-0832, Japan
  • Walk around (Other Walks / City Walking)
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November 24-December 3
Date of post:2015/07/09

Sapporo citizen’s mountain with rich nature and spectacular view!

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Mt. Moiwa has been loved by Sapporo citizens, its attitude is only 531 meter but blessed with rich nature and spectacular view. There are five trail routes to the mountain used by many health-oriented citizens like daily work through the virgin forest encountering wild lives such as Ezo squirrel and red fox, even brown bear, no thanks!

For tourist, Ropeway and Mo-risu Cars are conveniently available. Ropeway connects from Sanroku Station to Midway Station with capacity of 66 passengers at speed of 18 km/h, its newly developed Gondola features large glass sides so that you can enjoy to see sweeping views of the nature and the city. At Midway Station you will transfer to Mo-risu Cars connecting to Summit Station. It is mini twin cable cars with capacity of 30 passengers per car at speed of 12,6 km/h, you can watch the forest closer than the Gondola. The both transportations are unique and fun.

On the observatory at the top you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ishikari Plain, Ishikari Bay and far mountains (higher and wider than Okurayama actually). It will be interesting for a couple that Lovers Sanctuary features romantic Bell for Happiness, it is said that if the lovers attach the love padlock (sold at the shop in Midway Station, or at Star Hall reception in Summit Station) with the lover’s signatures to the handrails around the sanctuary, and ring the bell together, they will become happy in the future.

When you visit Mt. Moiwa in the night, you will be most impressed by the night view of Sapporo because the amount of lights of the city with population of about 1.9 million people is huge showing the twinkle of countless diamonds floating on the dark sea! Actually it is said that Mt. Moiwa is one of the Hokkaido’s Top Three night views, along with Mt. Hakodate and Mt. Tengu in Otaru. If you would like to enjoy the night view in more relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant Jewels in the Summit Station building is recommended, it features an anniversary-style restaurant serving French cuisine.

Date of post:2015/07/09

Must see night view in Sapporo

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Mt. Moiwa is a mountain located only 5 km away from the center of Sapporo whose height is 531 meters. It is not the only familiar hill for the Sapporo residents, but the scenery from the top is quite astonishing.

Rope way and cable car are well organized and can take you the top in less than 30 minutes. The cable car is called moorisu, named after the cute mascot of the mountain.

Another must-see of Mt. Moiwa is its nature. The mountain is surrounded by very thick wild forest. When breathing the fresh air you can easily forget that you are visiting a city with 1.9 million inhabitants!

If your schedule allows, please visit Mt. Moiwa at night for the night view. It is one of the most impressive illumination scenery in Hokkaido! Moreover, if you have already visited several locations in Sapporo before climbing up Mt. Moiwa, you can see some of them from the top!

The discount coupon of rope way fee is very easy to get. Find the coupon at the tourist information counter, or you can pick it up in the streetcar.

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