The Elm Forest is a spacious grassy space between the buildings of the School of Agriculture and the School of Science. As its name suggests, the lawn has many elm trees. In the hotter months during the daytime, the trees block out the hot sun, and students can be seen playing soccer, catch, or other games, adding a lively and vibrant atmosphere to the campus. The forest reflects the long history of Hokkaido University, its trees in perfect harmony with historic buildings from the days of Sapporo Agricultural College and Hokkaido Imperial University. Tourists visiting this expansive area can get a sense of how distinct the campus and its environment really are.