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We visited during Golden Week while the cherry blossoms were in bloom. We didn't realize this was a big BBQ spot for people at this time of year (like Ala Moana beach park on a Sunday). So, it was pretty busy with lots of smells...More
Take a leisurely stroll through the park admiring the flowers and trees before following the signs for the park, slabs decorated with pictures of zoo animals. Cross the road by the Hokkaido shrine car park entrance and continue walking through the woods. Look out for...More
A nice park that is especially crowded for hanami during cherry blossom time. It turns a bit into a party. There are vendors selling festival type food like takoyaki. It's a bit on the outskirts of downtown - so would take the subway to get...More
Visited 22nd April and only see the buds. Made a trip again on last day of April for GW holidays. Lot of visitors gathered for BBQ under the cherry trees. This is full bloom cherry blossom and a occasion for celebration and gatherings.
The whole park kicks into full gear during cherry blossom period as the Japanese love to gather for food, drinks and singing (either Karaoke or with instruments). There are also many stores that sells food and drinks along the way.
Hokkaido shrine is all the...More
We decided to visit the park on a whim and what a pleasant surprise. Beautiful and great photo ops! Better yet was the hiking trail. The trail is well kept and manageable. In fact we saw many local old timers with their walking poles as...More
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1st week of may is when cherry blossom will be in full bloom in Hokkaido. The best place to view them in is in Goryokaku park Hakodate. It's just a day trip from Sapporo but it's the best cherry blossom views you will see... More
1st week of may is when cherry blossom will be in full bloom in Hokkaido. The best place to view them in is in Goryokaku park Hakodate. It's just a day trip from Sapporo but it's the best cherry blossom views you will see anywhere in Japan. It's once in a lifetime experience and not to be missed.