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Nopporo Forest Park Visitors’ Center


What kind of place is Nopporo Forest Park Visitors’ Center?

The Nopporo Forest Park Visitors’ Center opened in 2001. Inside the center, dioramas, illustrations and photos show the workings of the nature in Nopporo Forest Park in an easy-to-understand way, and visitors can learn about how the park came to be, its vegetation and the creatures that live in the forest. Visitors can freely read picture books, illustrated reference books and specialized books and ask questions of the specialist staff, and if they drop by before walking through the park, they can learn how to distinguish the trees and shrubs and how to identify the types of insects. Also, once a month a nature observation gathering is held, and various nature themed events are held, including a “Forest Handicraft Corner,” a parent-child nature workshop, lectures and various nature-themed events. Other than that, there are a microscope corner, a bird cry Scan Talk, touch-panel quizzes and wooden toys such as building blocks; parents and their children can relax and experience nature in the center.

Walk from Hokkaido Museum,
through the promenade
40 minutes (By car:10 minutes)

Visitor information

Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May to Sept.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. to April
Closed Open 7 days a week May to Sept.
Closed every Monday Oct. to April
(the following weekday if Monday is a holiday or substitute holiday)
New Year’s holiday(12/29-1/3)
Admission Free


Official Website
(Japanese only)