Higashimokoto Shibazakura Festival

A hillside blanketed in pink

May 1st
Jun 7th
Venue: Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park When: May 1st - Jun 7th 2021, 8:00am - 5:00pm

If you're in the Hokkaido area around May through early June, a visit to the Higashimokoto Shibazakura Festival is a must. An entire hillside is effectively blanketed in these lovely flowers, and you'll find plenty of unique ways to enjoy their beauty.

For instance, there is a go-kart track where you can zip around and appreciate the blooms, and there are even helicopter rides where you can appreciate their color from above. If you hike up the hillside you can get some amazing views as well, but it does involve quite a few stairs. If you'd prefer not to exert yourself, mini buses are available to the top as well.

Getting there

The Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park is located around a 30 minute taxi ride from Abashiri Station, served by the Sekihoku Main Line and the Senmō Main Line.

Alternatively, you can also take a bus from Abashiri Station to the Higashimokoto area, and then the park is only around a 10 minute cab ride away.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 3 months ago
One more great spot!
Kim Author 3 months ago
Spring has so many great flower festivals!