Do you know prefecture attractiveness ranking? I would like to talk about the charm of Hokkaido, which has been ranked number one in the attractiveness ranking for 12 consecutive years. I want to live in Hokkaido. There are multiple reasons. First, there should be no typhoons in Hokkaido. Second, since there is no rainy season, I can spend a comfortable time. Third, there are no cockroaches. Fourth, there are many nature and tourist attractions. Among the many attractions of Hokkaido, this time I would like to talk about tourist attractions each season.
1. The charm of Hokkaido in spring
- Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park
Tulips of various shapes and colors bloom in a vast field every May. In addition to watching tulips, you can enjoy souvenirs, shops and various events. Since the park is large, it is recommended to use the bus “Tupit-Gou”. This bus go around the park in about 12 minutes while I listening to the guide’s explanation.
- Nijukken Road Cherry Trees
With the Hidaka Mountains in the background it is a row of cherry blossom trees that colors both ends of the road, which is 36 meters wide and 7 kilometers straight. It has been selected as a Hokkaido Heritage Site, one of the 100 best cherry blossom viewing spots, and one of the 100 best roads in Japan.
2. The charm of Hokkaido in summer
The air is clean and refreshing, and it makes you feel clean inside body. The “Sugatami-no-ike” is especially famous, so named because when the snow has melted, you can see the reflection of Mt. If you are lucky, the pond may appear emerald green in color.
- Farm Tomita
This lavender field attracts a million tourists every year from all over the world. The total area is about 150,000 square kilometer. The best time to see lavender is in July, and here you can see four different kinds of lavender. It is recommended to go there early in the morning when there are not many tourists, and enjoy the view all to yourself.
3. The charm of Hokkaido in autumn
- Blue pond
The Blue Pond, as the name suggests, is a beautiful pond with a blue base color. When the leaves change color, the surrounding area glows with a golden color, and even the dead trees look fantastic. In autumn, the leaves change color, and in winter, the silvery white is beautiful. The angle of the sunlight is the secret of the blue color.
- Hokkaido university
It may come as a surprise that a university is a tourist attraction, but the many ginkgo trees lining the street are beautiful. When it is illuminated by light at night, the atmosphere becomes very fantastic. It is about a 7-minute walk from Sapporo Station, making it easily accessible.
4. The charm of Hokkaido in winter
- Sapporo Snow Festival
There are three different venues for this festival, each with its own unique pleasures. There are more than 2 million visitors every year during the festival. It becomes even more spectacular when it is lit up from sunset to 10pm. The largest snow sculpture in the history of the Snow Festival was 25 meters high, built in 1972.
- Otaru Canal
The Otaru Canal is beautiful on a regular basis, but it becomes even more beautiful during the Otaru Snow Light Path event, when the snow and candles create a nostalgic atmosphere. It is said that 500,000 people visit the festival every year, and the number of candles used is 120,000.
All the seasons were full of attractive tourist attractions. When would you like to visit Hokkaido, spring, summer, autumn or winter? I would like to go in any season, but if I had to say, I would go to Hokkaido in the summer. The temperature was lower than in Tokyo, and I thought I could do sightseeing in comfort.