Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido

Hokkaido Cherry Blossom MAP

Cherry blossoms seen in Hokkaido

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
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Cherry blossom spots
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Chishima-zakura
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Shiba-zakura

Cherry blossoms (late April to mid-May)
Cherry blossoms are one of the most famous flowers in Japan. Because of their transience, many people go to see cherry blossoms during this season.

Shiba-zakura / Japanese white cherry(mid-May to mid-June)
The shibazakura is often planted in parks and gardens because it is resistant to cold and easy to propagate. The pink and white blossoms that cover the ground as if it were a lawn are a spectacular sight.

New Chitose Airport Area

Maruyama Park (Sapporo) / Click for map!
Maruyama Park (Sapporo) / Click for map!
Minami Maruyama (Sapporo)
Minami Maruyama (Sapporo)
Hiraoka Jyugei Center(Sapporo)
Hiraoka Jyugei Center(Sapporo) / Click for map!
Nakajima Park (Sapporo)
Nakajima Park (Sapporo) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Moerenuma Park (Sapporo) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Hiragishi Takadai Park(Sapporo)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Temiya Park (Otaru)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Suitengu Shrine (Otaru) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
JR Minami Otaru Station (Otaru)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
The Nijukken. / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Tomei Park (Bibai)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Asarigawa Onsen (Otaru) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Mishima-san's Shiba-zakura Garden (Kutchan Town)
Usu Zenkoji Temple
Usu Zenkoji Temple (Date) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Yoichi River Cherry Blossom Row (Yoichi)

Hakodate Airport Area

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Oniushi Park (Mori-machi) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Aobagaoka Park (Mori-machi) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Sakuragaoka Street (Hakodate) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Goryokaku Park (Hakodate) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Goryokaku Park (Hakodate) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Kouzenji Temple (Ketsumyaku-zakura) (Matsumae) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Monument of Friendship between Japan and England for Cherry Tree Appreciation (Matsumae) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Cherry Blossom Trees along the Ono River (Hokuto) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Matsumae Park Matsumae Castle (Matsumae) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Weeping cherry trees at Hokkiji Temple (Hokuto) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Ishizaki Jinushi Kai Shrine (Hakodate) / Click for map!

Asahikawa Airport Area

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
The lone cherry tree in Kamigoryo (Furano)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Asahigaoka Park (Furano) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Asahiyama Park (Asahikawa)

Obihiro Airport Area

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Sakura Rokka Park (Nakasatsunai)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Shintoku Shrine Mountain (Shintoku)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Shimizu Park(Shimizu)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Midorigaoka Park (Obihiro)
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Wisteria Cherry Blossom Mountain Big Buddha (Obihiro)

Memambetsu Airport Area

Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Twin Cherry Blossoms (Tsubetsu) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (Ozora) / Click for map!
Cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido
Shibazakura Takinoue Park (Takinoue) / Click for map!

Hanami Gourmet

Eat at Hanami! Limited Soft Ice Cream

  • Mori: Nozawa Shoten “Sakura Soft Ice Cream” at Aobagaoka Park
  • Hakodate: “Hakodate Sakura Soft” at Goryokaku Tower
  • Hakodate: Goryokaku Park: Hakodate Magistrate’s Office Resting Place Itakura Yanagino “Sakura Soft”
  • Higashimokoto: “Shibazakura Soft Ice Cream” at Higashimokoto Shiba-zakura Park
  • Sapporo: Hiraoka Ume Festival Hiraoka Ume Honpo “Ume Soft Ice Cream”

Jingisukan (Genghis Khan) is the standard style

Hanami in Hokkaido is the standard style of hanami around Narikishikan. Some parks allow the use of fireplaces, and you can enjoy jingisukan without a fireplace or stove, but since the mornings and evenings are chilly from late April to early May, you may need a down coat to view the cherry blossoms at night.
Parks where firearms are allowed during hanami season: Maruyama Park, Sapporo; Goryokaku Park, Hakodate; Asahiyama Park, Asahikawa; Midorigaoka Park, Obihiro.

Souvenirs you can buy at the Hokkaido Shrine while cherry blossom viewing

  • Ume wine “Jingu no Ume” made from plums grown on the grounds of Hokkaido Jingu Shrine
  • Cherry blossom tea made from Hokkaido Jingu’s hairy body
  • Rokkatei “Hankan-san” grilled rice cake, available only at the Jingu Jaya Store
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Limited-time-only souvenirs available at airports and souvenir stores

  • Romance Confectionery: Sakuram Soft  Chandy (January to May)
  • Ishiya Confectionery: Mifuyu Sakura
  • Lloyds: Sakura Sweets
  • Roadside Station YOU-Yu-Mori: Ika-meshi (squid rice), Sakura Yokan (cherry blossom jelly)

Sakura Mochi in Hokkaido

Hokkaido’s sakura mochi is “Domyoji”, the same as in Kansai. The mochi has a soft and chewy texture with a filling of sweet red bean paste and the right amount of salt from the sakura leaves. It is usually eaten around March, but recently it is sold in supermarkets all year round, so if you see it, please try it with your cherry blossom viewing.