Hoheikyo in Autumn, surrounded by Red, Yellow and Deep Green

Hoheikyo is full of life surrounded by Autumn colors. It is still warm in the city of Sapporo, but here, in Houheikyo, it’s chilly because of stiff wind in October. Many were wearing on warm jacket or overcoat, some were putting on down coat. After a short autumn, winter comes soon covered tons of heavy snow. So, it is time to see and enjoy Autumn of Houheikyo. This is the famous place for viewing Autumn leaves in Sapporo. Not only local people also many foreign tourists are coming here. There is a dam called ‘Jozan-ko’, the  lake Jozan. The dam has important role for the citizens of Sapporo, which provides drinking water, power and flood disaster prevention.

see this article for the history of Houheikyo

HIguma car
HIguma car

There is a restaurant over the dam. A small lift car is available to get there, but it takes just 3 or 5 minutes by walking. Of course I know it is fun for little children to get on the car.

 

 

 
Restaurante Damumieru
Restaurante Damumieru

There are many people here. You can rest inside house or have a seat outside terrace for ‘Jingisukan’. The house is heated, so that you can warm yourself.

 

 

 
From outside terrace
From outside terrace

A nice view from outside terrace. Jingisukan might be ready for you.

 

 

 

 
To the top of view
To the top of view

There is a more view point by 10-15minutes walking to the top of view, if you like it.

 

 

 

 
A top view house
A top view house

After 10-15 min, You will see the small hut, which Japanese usually call ‘Azumaya’.

 

 

 

 
From a view of the top hut
From a view of the top hut
 

Hybrid Electric Bus to Hoheikyo Dam

How to get there?

see this article for the history of Houheikyo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.