Nakajima Park (Nakajima-koen) is a spacious park to the south of Susukino and to the west of the Toyohira River.

The park features a large central pond—which is frozen over in winter. It is also home to the Kitara Sapporo Concert Hall, an astronomical observatory and the historical Hōheikan—a building constructed in 1880 and now used as a wedding and meeting venue.

Hoheikan
Photo by Gregory Lane

When there is snow on the ground, the small hills in the park serve as sledding slopes for both residents and visitors.

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Sledding with observatory in background
Sledding with the observatory in the background

Nakajima Park is a 15-minute walk from the Susukino area, or you can go directly to Nakajima-koen Station on the Hokkaido Subway Namboku Line. The park is three stops from Sapporo Station.

Kitara Concert Hall
Kitara Concert Hall | Photo by Gregory Lane