Cherry-blossom Viewing

Ohanami
April 24th - May 10th , 2016
The cherry blossom is one of the most popular flowers in Japan. It blooms in May in Hakodate. People enjoy cherry blossom viewing in ways they appreciate the blossoms under the trees or go for picnics. Goryokaku Park and Hakodate Park are good places for the viewing. These places are crowded with people having an outdoor barbecue called Jinghiskhan, which features lamb and various kinds of vegetables cooked in a special pan. You see the blossoms there beautifully lit up after sunset.

DATA 1Goryokaku Park

Access from
Hakodate Sta.
  1. 120 minutes by streetcar from Hakodate Station to the "Goryokaku Koen-Mae" streetcar stop
  2. 215 minutes on foot
Hours
Unrestricted entry
Address
44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate
URL
http://www.hakodate-jts-kosya.jp/park/p_goryokaku.html (Japanese)

DATA 2Hakodate Park

Access from
Hakodate Sta.
  1. 110 minutes by streetcar from Hakodate Station to the "Aoyagi-cho" streetcar stop
  2. 23 minutes on foot
Hours
Unrestricted entry
Address
17 Aoyagi-cho, Hakodate
URL
http://www.hakodate-jts-kosya.jp/park/p_hakodate.html (Japanese)