10 recommended flower gardens with spectacular views unique to Hokkaido

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If you come to Hokkaido, you should definitely see the “flower garden”! As far as the eye can see, large-scale flower gardens typical of Hokkaido spread out in various places. This time, I would like to introduce 10 attractive flower spots such as large-scale flower gardens unique to Hokkaido!

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1. Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park: Vibrant moss phlox spread all over

Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park is a park located in eastern Hokkaido, near Memanbetsu Airport. From mid-May to early June, pink moss phlox blooms in full bloom. The moss phlox spreads over 100,000 square meters of land, and it's moss phlox as far as the eye can see! The event ``Higashimokoto Shibazakura Festival'' is held from mid-to-late May every year. It is one of the most representative spots for sightseeing in Hokkaido in spring.

2. Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park: Be impressed by the vast tulip fields

Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park is a famous spot for beautiful tulips located in Yubetsu Town, Hokkaido, a town on the coast of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk in eastern Hokkaido. Approximately 700,000 tulips of about 200 types bloom from early to late May. The colorful tulip fields spread out over a vast area are truly a sight to behold and fascinate visitors.

3. Takigami Shibazakura Park: Spectacular moss phlox that stretches all over the mountain

Takigami Shibazakura Park is a famous spot for beautiful moss phlox in Takigami Town, Hokkaido. From mid-May to early June, moss phlox blooms in bright colors such as pink, purple, and white, captivating people.

The moss phlox that started out as just a box of mandarin oranges is now approximately 100,000 square meters in size! You can also see the surrounding mountains and countryside from inside the park, making it a relaxing space surrounded by nature. It is one of the most representative spots in Hokkaido in spring.

4. Farm Tomita: Representative of Hokkaido's lavender fields

Farm Tomita is located in Furano City, Hokkaido, and is a beautiful flower field representing Hokkaido, especially famous for its lavender fields. Lavender is at its peak from mid-July to late July, when a bright purple carpet spreads across the vast grounds.

At Farm Tomita, you can enjoy not only lavender but also seasonal flowers. A variety of flowers are in full bloom, including tulips and poppies in spring, marigolds and salvias in summer, and cosmos in autumn.

It is easily accessible and can be visited by sightseeing bus, rental car, or JR train.

5. Shikisai no Oka: A colorful flower field that stretches all over the hill

Shikisai no Oka is a vast flower field spread out on a hill in Biei Town, Hokkaido, where flowers bloom in all seasons. A variety of colorful flowers bloom, including tulips and lupines in spring, lavender and salvia in summer, and cosmos and dahlias in autumn.

The experience of riding around the park on the famous tractor bus is also unique to Hokkaido. In addition, you can see mountains and farmland beyond the flower-filled hill, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

6. Hokuryu Town Himawari no Sato: An impressive field of 2 million sunflowers

Hokuryu Town Himawari no Sato is a tourist spot located in Hokuryu Town, central Hokkaido, which is characterized by its vast sunflower fields. Approximately 2 million sunflowers bloom from late July to mid-to-late August. The view of the yellow carpet spreading out is truly spectacular!

We also have a ``Sunflower Maze'' that is especially recommended for children. The Sunflower Festival is also held every year at Himawari no Sato, where you can enjoy local gourmet food and events.

7. Tokachi Hills: A beautiful garden spread over the hills of Tokachi

Tokachi Hills is located on a hill overlooking the plains, about 20 minutes by car from the center of Obihiro in eastern Hokkaido. This is a garden on a hill with the concept of "flowers, food, and agriculture."

There are seven attractive gardens within the park, including the ``Rose Garden'' where a wide variety of roses bloom, and the ``Sky Mirror'' with the theme of ``sky and clouds'' and the dynamic scenery of Tokachi. We also recommend the garden cafe where you can enjoy the produce grown in Tokachi Hills and the Mangalica pork, which is only available here in Japan.

8. Yuni Garden: Popular garden near Sapporo

Less than an hour's drive from central Sapporo and New Chitose Airport. Yuni Garden, located in Yuni Town, Hokkaido, is a vast English-style garden surrounded by rich nature.

You can enjoy seasonal flowers from spring to autumn, such as tulips and daffodils in spring, roses and herbs in summer, and dahlias and cosmos in autumn. Autumn kochia is also especially popular.

It is recommended for families and couples, and is also a popular tourist spot for people with dogs.

9. Yurigahara Park: A popular flower park in Sapporo city

Yurigahara Park, located in the northern part of Sapporo city, is a city park full of greenery. Flowers bloom throughout the year in the park, and you can enjoy seasonal flowers such as lilies, roses, lilacs, dahlias, tulips, muscari, and lupine.

There is also a greenhouse, so you can enjoy it even in the rain. There is also plenty of play equipment, so it is recommended for those with small children.

10. Frost Flower of Lake Akan: Ice flowers blooming on the lake in midwinter

Lastly, we would like to introduce you to Hokkaido's unique ``ice flowers,'' which can be seen during the midwinter period from January to February.

Lake Akan in eastern Hokkaido is covered with thick ice from January to March. Early in the morning on a very cold, windless day with temperatures below -15 degrees Celsius, you may be able to see "frost flowers," tiny crystals that look like ice flowers.

These delicate flower-shaped flowers are a piece of ice art unique to Hokkaido in winter. If you want to see it, we recommend staying for 2-3 days.

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