Alpine Flora and Native Flower Garden
in Hokkaido

Enjoy alpine plants with morals and manners.
 It is a crime to break or pick alpine plants and take their flowers away, which is a violation of the Natural Parks Law and the Forest Law. In nature parks and natural environment conservation areas, monitors, police, and private citizens patrol to prevent theft.

Rebun Island

Cypripedium marcanthum var. rebunense(Lebun atsumoriso)
Cypripedium marcanthum var. rebunense(Lebun atsumoriso)

Rebun Island, Japan’s northernmost remote island, is also known as “Floating Island of Flowers.” In summer, more than 50 species of alpine plants are in full bloom. You can also enjoy alpine flora along the trekking course.

Plants you can see
Rebun atsumoriso, Rebun’usuyukisou, Rebun kinbaisou, Oxytropis megalantha, Scorzonera rebunensis, Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta, Eupatorium glehnii, etc.
> Rebun Island Momoiwa > Alpine Botanical Garden

Pedicularis chamissonis var.rebunensis(Rebun shiogama) and Pleurospermum uralense (Ookasamochi)
Pedicularis chamissonis var.rebunensis(Rebun shiogama) and Pleurospermum uralense (Ookasamochi)
Leontopodium disclor (June-July) (Rebun'usuyukisou)
Leontopodium disclor (June-July) (Rebun'usuyukisou)
Lebun hana-sinobo (June) (Polemonium caeruleum subsp.laxiflorum f.insulare)
Lebun hana-sinobo (June) (Polemonium caeruleum subsp.laxiflorum f.insulare)
Trollius riederianus (June) (Rebun kinbaisou)
Trollius riederianus (June) (Rebun kinbaisou)
Caltha fistulosa (May) (Ezono ryūkinka)
Caltha fistulosa (May) (Ezono ryūkinka)
Spriraea media var. sericea (June) (Ezo shimotsuke)
Spriraea media var. sericea (June) (Ezo shimotsuke)
Thymus quinquecostatus var. ibukiensis (August) (Ibukijakōsō)
Thymus quinquecostatus var. ibukiensis (August) (Ibukijakōsō)

Rishiri Island

Aquilegia flabellata var.pumila (June) (Miyama odamaki)
Aquilegia flabellata var.pumila (June) (Miyama odamaki)
Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta (late June to mid-July) (Ezo kanzo)
Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta (late June to mid-July) (Ezo kanzo)

On Rishiri Island, alpine plants that can only be seen at altitudes of around 2,000 m in Honshu can be seen on the plains, and endemic species such as Papaver fauriei and Trollius altaicus subsp. pulcher can also be seen.

Plants you can see
Papaver fauriei, Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta, Aquilegia flabellata var.pumila, Symplocarpus renifolius, Cirsium umezawanum, Astragalus frigidus subsp. parviflorus, Gentiana jamesii, etc.
> Rishiri Island

Clintonia udensis (May-June) (Tsubame-omoto)
Clintonia udensis (May-June) (Tsubame-omoto)
Symplocarpus renifolius (April - June) (Zazenso)
Symplocarpus renifolius (April - June) (Zazenso)
Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)
Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)

Asahidake

Sieversia pentapetala (Chinguruma)
Sieversia pentapetala (Chinguruma)

Asahidake in Daisetsuzan National Park, 250 species of vegetation have been identified. To fully enjoy the alpine flora along the gentle path, we recommend taking the Asahidake ropeway and walking around the Sugatami no Ike pond.

Plants you can see
Sieversia pentapetala, Sibbaldiopsis miyabei, Dicentra peregrina, Phyllodoce caerulea, Aconogonon weyrichii, Leontopodium discolor, Gentiana triflora var. japonica f. montana, etc.
> Asahidake Ropeway
> Asahidake Walking Course MAP

Geranium erianthum var. erianthum (Chishimafuuro)
Geranium erianthum var. erianthum (Chishimafuuro)
Anemone narcissiflora subsp. nipponica (Hakusan'ichige)
Dicentra peregrina (April - June) (Komakusa)
Dicentra peregrina (April - June) (Komakusa)
Pennellianthus frutescens (April to June)(Iwabukuro)
Pennellianthus frutescens (April to June)(Iwabukuro)

Kurodake

Diphylleia grayi (Sankayo)
Diphylleia grayi (Sankayo)
Dactylorhiza aristata (Hakusanchidori)
Dactylorhiza aristata (Hakusanchidori)

Kurodake can be reached by ropeway and lift to the 7th station. It takes about one and a half hours to reach the summit, where you can enjoy the colony of alpine plants in summer.

Plants you can see
Trautvetteria caroliniensis var. japonica, Dicentra peregrina, Diphylleia grayi, Campanula lasiocarpa, Dactylorhiza aristata, Potentilla matsumurae var. matsumurae, etc.
> Mt. Kurodake in the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range and Ropeway  > Kurodake Walking Course MAP

Campanula lasiocarpa (Iwagikyo)
Campanula lasiocarpa (Iwagikyo)
Potentilla matsumurae var. matsumurae (April-June) (Miyamakinbai)
Potentilla matsumurae var. matsumurae (April-June) (Miyamakinbai)
Dicentra peregrina (April - June) (Komakusa)
Dicentra peregrina (April - June) (Komakusa)

Shiretoko

Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)
Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)

The steep terrain of Shiretoko, which extends from the sea to the mountains, is a rare place where alpine and marshland plants can be seen at the same time, allowing visitors to enjoy unspoiled nature and scenery.

Plants you can see
Rhodiola ishidae, Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum, Iris setosa var. setosa, Phyllodoce caerulea, Cassiope lycopodioides、Vaccinium vitis-idaea、Campanula lasiocarpa, etc.
> Shiretoko  > Shiretoko Walking Course MAP

Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)
Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)
Campanula lasiocarpa (Iwagikyo)
Campanula lasiocarpa (Iwagikyo)
Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta (Ezo kanzo)
Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta (Ezo kanzo)
Pennellianthus frutescens (April to June)(Iwabukuro)
Pennellianthus frutescens (Iwabukuro)
Rhodiola ishidae (July) (Hosobaiwabenkei)
Rhodiola ishidae (July) (Hosobaiwabenkei)
Sieversia pentapetala (cotton wool) (Chinguruma)
Sieversia pentapetala (cotton wool) (Chinguruma)
Phyllodoce caerulea (Ezonotsugazakura)
Phyllodoce caerulea (Ezonotsugazakura)

Niseko

Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Kokemomo)
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Kokemomo)

You can hike around Shinsennuma and the surrounding marshland. Wooden paths are well maintained for easy walking, and alpine flowers and other natural features can be observed.

Plants you can see
Potentilla matsumurae var. matsumurae, Geum ternatum, Iris setosa var. setosa, Helonias orientalis, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Equisetum sylvaticum, Sieversia pentapetala, etc.
> Shinsen Marsh

Potentilla matsumurae var. matsumurae (June-July) (Miyamakinbai)
Potentilla matsumurae var. matsumurae (June-July) (Miyamakinbai)
Therorhodion camtschaticum var. camtschaticum (July) (Ezo tsutsuji)
Iris setosa var. setosa (Hiougiayame)
Sieversia pentapetala (Chinguruma)
Sieversia pentapetala (Chinguruma)
Helonias orientalis (Shoujoubakama)
Helonias orientalis (Shoujoubakama)

Mt.Tarumae

Salix reinii (July-August) (Miyamayanagi)
Salix reinii (July-August) (Miyamayanagi)
Campanula lasiocarpa (Iwagikyo)
Campanula lasiocarpa (July-August) (Iwagikyo)

Even beginner climbers can climb the mountain. We recommend the “Northeast Flower Garden Course,” which takes about 10 minutes from the trail entrance at the 7th station parking lot, and features a viewing platform and alpine flora in full bloom.

Plants you can see
Alnus maximowiczii, Macrodiervilla middendorffiana, Salix reinii, Campanula lasiocarpa,Anaphalis margaritacea, Spiraea betulifolia var. betulifolia, etc.
> Mt. Tarumae

Spiraea betulifolia var. betulifolia (June) (Marubashimotsuke)
Spiraea betulifolia var. betulifolia (June) (Marubashimotsuke)
Pennellianthus frutescens (July-August) (Iwabukuro)
Pennellianthus frutescens (July-August) (Iwabukuro)
Anaphalis margaritacea (Yamahahako)
Anaphalis margaritacea (Yamahahako)

Esan

Empetrum nigrum (Gankoran)
Empetrum nigrum (Gankoran)

Despite its low elevation (618 m), Mt. Megumi is home to about 60 species of alpine plants. The dainty flowers blooming quietly on the rugged rocky terrain are a soothing sight on the way to the top of the mountain.

Plants you can see
Aconogonon weyrichii, Empetrum nigrum, Chamerion angustifolium, Lilium medeoloide, Helonias orientalis, Gentiana makinoi, Rhododendron groenlandicum subsp, etc.
> Esan

Aconogonon weyrichii (Urajirotadef)
Aconogonon weyrichii (Urajirotadef)
Chamerion angustifolium (Yanagiran)
Chamerion angustifolium (Yanagiran)
Lilium medeoloide (Kurumayuri)
Lilium medeoloide (Kurumayuri)
Helonias orientalis (Shoujoubakama)
Helonias orientalis (Shoujoubakama)

Sapporo

Extra: Plants Found in Parks in Sapporo City  > Odori Park > Hokkaido University Botanical Garden

Deutzia crenata,forma bicolor , (Sakurautsugi) (June Odori Park)
Deutzia crenata,forma bicolor , (Sakurautsugi) (June Odori Park)
Kirengeshoma palmata (Kirengeshoma) (August: Toyohira Park, Wildflower Garden)
Kirengeshoma palmata (Kirengeshoma) (August: Toyohira Park, Wildflower Garden)
Glaucidium palmatum (Shiraneaoi) (April Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Glaucidium palmatum (Shiraneaoi) (April Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Trollius japonicus (Shinanokinbai) (Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Trollius japonicus (Shinanokinbai) (Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Cardiocrinum cordatum (Ooubayuri) (July, Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Cardiocrinum cordatum (Ooubayuri) (July, Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Hylotelephium cauticola (Hidakamisebaya) (September, Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)
Hylotelephium cauticola (Hidakamisebaya) (September, Hokkaido University Botanical Garden)

Primitive Flower Garden

Lilium pensylvanicum (Ezosukashiyuri) / Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden, Primeval flower garden Ayamegahara, Wakka Primeval Flower Garden
Lilium pensylvanicum (Ezosukashiyuri) / Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden, Primeval flower garden Ayamegahara, Wakka Primeval Flower Garden
Geranium yesoense (Ezofuuro) / Wakka Primeval Flower Garden, Primeval flower garden Ayamegahara
Geranium yesoense (Ezofuuro) / Wakka Primeval Flower Garden, Primeval flower garden Ayamegahara
Iris setosa (Hiougiayame) / Primeval flower garden Ayamegahara, Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden
Iris setosa (Hiougiayame) / Primeval flower garden Ayamegahara, Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden
Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta (late June to mid-July) (Ezo kanzo)
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (Ezokisuge) / Koshimizu Primeval Flower Garden
Iris ensata (Nohanashoubu) / Beniya Primeval Flower Garden
Iris ensata (Nohanashoubu) / Beniya Primeval Flower Garden
Vaccinium oxycoccos (Tsurukokemomo) / Sarobetsu Primeval Flower Garden
Vaccinium oxycoccos (Tsurukokemomo) / Sarobetsu Primeval Flower Garden
Eriophorum vaginatum subsp. fauriei (Watasuge) / Sarobetsu Primeval Flower Garden, Northern Primeval Flower Garden
Eriophorum vaginatum subsp. fauriei (Watasuge) / Sarobetsu Primeval Flower Garden, Northern Primeval Flower Garden
Fritillaria camschatcensis (Kuroyuri) / Northern Primeval Flower Garden
Fritillaria camschatcensis (Kuroyuri) / Northern Primeval Flower Garden
Calystegia soldanella (Hamanasu) / Wakka Primeval Flower Garden
Calystegia soldanella (Hamanasu) / Wakka Primeval Flower Garden
Glehnia littoralis (Hamaboufu) / Wakka Primeval Flower Garden
Glehnia littoralis (Hamaboufu) / Wakka Primeval Flower Garden