There is a history behind the name "Mikaho". A park for the common people with extensive exercise facilities, where you can experience Sapporo's four seasons and also ice skating.
Mikaho Park is located at the corner of a quiet residential area. The park’s name, “Mikaho” is derived from the initials of the three persons who donated the land for the park. The plot of approximately 80,000 square meters comprises extensive exercise facilities, including a baseball field, tennis courts, a gymnasium (in summer), a skating rink (in winter; can also be used for curling). From June to October, a mini zoo makes its appearance, and you have the opportunity to interact with chipmunks and goats. In autumn, the ginkgo trees change color, and it becomes a spot for enjoying the autumn leaves; in winter, you can enjoy playing in the snow on the ski mountain.
Mikaho Gymnasium located inside the park is also used as an official venue for winter sports tournaments, including the 1972 Sapporo Olympics. Mikaho Park, where you can relax while experiencing the lifestyles of the local people through the four seasons, might be a good place to take a break during your sightseeing in Sapporo.
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Mikaho Gymnasium: Summer 09:00–21:00; Winter 10:00–17:30
Mikaho Gymnasium: third Monday of every month (* fourth Monday if a national holiday), year-end and New Year
Mikaho Park: free admission 06:00–20:30
Mikaho Gymnasium: free admission
Mikaho Park: 011-789-4361 (Fushiko Park Management Office)
Mikaho Gymnasium: 011-741-1972 (Sapporo Health & Sports Foundation)
- 15-minute walk from Kita-Nijuyo-Jo Station on the Subway Namboku Line
- 3-minute walk from Kita nijuichi jo higashi ni bus stop on the Chuo Bus (Higashi 18) operated from Higashi kuyakusho mae Station on the Subway Toho Line
Parking Space for Wheelchairs