Nature-rich Nakajima Park is located in the middle of downtown Sapporo next to the Susukino shopping district. From the Shobu-ike pond and important cultural properties such as the Hoheikan and Hassokan to the Concert Hall Kitara and an astronomical observatory, the park offers lot to do and see. It’s also a perfect place to take a walk. The park is full of joggers, people walking their dogs, and people relaxing in general. The “Main Festival of the Hokkaido Shrine” is an early summer tradition and bustling with food stands. In the snowy winter, the park offers a cross-country skiing course with free access to equipment, such as shoes, skis, and poles, so you don’t have to go all the way to the slopes to enjoy winter sports.