Monday, June 11, 2018

A Refreshing Walk Along a Boardwalk Lined with Tall Trees @ Maruyama Park [Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan]

A walk in the park isn't exactly desirable in Singapore given the heat and humidity but i think i will manage in Maruyama park in Sapporo; especially this particular section that's lined with towering trees! 

Although it's situated rather near to the road that runs towards Maruyama Zoo, we were fortunate that the traffic that day was slow and it proved to be an exhilarating stroll for both Alex and i.

Coupled with the peacefulness was of course the mere fact that summer in Hokkaido was still in the mid-20 degree celcius range! And given the gloomy weather, i think it felt more like the low 20s. 

Spotted a torii beyond the foliage and it's not part of the impressive Hokkaido Shrine which was in fact across the road that leads to Maruyama Zoo. As it was our official last full day in Hokkaido, we didn't manage to explore further.

Vertical panorama to show you how tall the trees were! 

Protecting the trees rather than removing the trees to accommodate the installation of boardwalk; honestly, i don't what these trees actually were. More like pine trees even though i tend to collectively categorize such tall trees as pine. I could be wrong.

Other examples of trees being protected instead of sacrificed.

Coming to the end of the path which took us maybe about five minutes? It was definitely well worth the time and i will strongly encourage those who walk from Maruyama koen subway station to Maruyama Zoo to check out the boardwalk! 

The above gave me a good scare as i thought they were baby snakes! 


Within Maruyama Park,
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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