Hokkaido is known as a wintry fairyland. For half a year, outdoors here is mostly white. However, with the arrival of spring, pink and white cherry and plum blossoms, rainbow coloured tulips, stunning lilacs, and aromatic lavenders abloom. A number of flower admirers from all over the country come here in spring and summer to enjoy the beautiful flowers. The Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park is a captivating flower park in Hokkaido famous for the Shibazakura (lawn Cherry blossoms) flowers. Every year in May and June, vibrant Shibazakuras blushing around the foothill of Mt. Mokoto, along with lush green forests and a blue sky create a fantasia. You can make the most of your trip to the park by combining it with a visit to the famous Higashimokoto Nyurakukan (Dairy museum), popular for its cheese.
The blooming of Cherry blossoms (Sakura) in Japan, marks the beginning of a new cycle of four seasons. Happy emotions stirs up in my heart, when I look at the blooming pink and white cherry blossoms under the sunny and blue spring sky. Sakura also symbolizes an old Japanese philosophy of mono no aware meaning nothing lasts forever; our life is precious and fascinating but also transitory. Read along to know more about Sakura and where you can view them at their full bloom.