Hokkaidō Jingu

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

This temple is nestled in a forest to the west of the city that is so dense it's easy to forget that Sapporo is just beyond the grounds. Dating back to 1869, this is one of the oldest shrines in Hokkaidō. Attention has been paid to labelling the natural surroundings: a large plaque lists a number of local birds and the largest trees have identification signs. The temple lies a few blocks west of Maruyama-kōen station (円山公園).