Spring in Hokkaido arrives around April. There is still some snow in the northern and eastern parts of Hokkaido, but by May, the weather becomes warmer with more spring weather. By the end of May, however, the weather may suddenly turn cold and you will need a jacket, and by June, it will be early summer and the days will gradually turn hot.
Cherry blossoms bloom from late April to mid-May, and moss phlox and lily of the valley are in full bloom from early May to early June. Rice planting begins in the farmlands, and Sapporo holds the Yosakoi Soran Festival, which fills the streets with excitement. The sightseeing boats that offer a close up view of the World Natural Heritage Site of Shiretoko will start operating in late April.
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park
While being in a great location of only 40 minutes by car from the center of Sapporo, the very large site in an area of rich nature feels perfectly spacious.This spot is highly recommended for those who want to be refreshed in a place away from the bustle of big cities!
Canola flower field in Abira town
The town of Abira is rich in nature in all four seasons, and the flowers that bloom each season are magnificent. In addition to the skunk cabbage and cherry blossoms in spring, the rape blossoms, which are at their best from late May to early June, bloom all over the vast land.