Nopporo forest Park ("Nopporo
shinrin-kouen" in Japanese) is a natural park
located 15 km east of Sapporo.
It is about 2,051 hectares in area, and is covered with luxuriant forest.
Since the late 19th century, the area around Sapporo has been
deforested for land reclamation.
Then the forest of this park has been preserved for forest conservation.
In 1966, the Hokkaido Prefecture held the festival cerebrated 100 years
from beginning of immigration.
At that time, a memorial area was set up in this park.
After that, the memorial tower for the 100th anniversary of Hokkaido (in 1970), the Historical Museum of Hokkaido (in 1971) and the Historical Village of Hokkaido (in 1983) were built in this area.
The memorial tower for the 100th anniversary of Hokkaido is just 100 meters high, and it has an observatory.
The Historical Museum of Hokkaido is a museum exhibiting the history, culture, nature and archaeology of Hokkaido.
The Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open-air museum which
has more than 50 historical buildings of Hokkaido.
In summer horse tramway runs, and in winter, horse sleigh runs in the village.
And you can see the reproduction of annual events and child's game in pioneer days.
All photos by Sapporo City
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