Hokkaido offered many natural sights and scenery. It was a sweet transition from the bustling city life of Tokyo and Sapporo, to the calm, peaceful countryside – leaving the high-tech Japan behind and stepping into agricultural Japan. With the cool summer wind blowing most of the days, and a storm blowing for another couple, I’d say the weather was perfect.
I spent most of the time between these 3 places: Furano, Biei, and Asahikawa. Most sights were at Biei, including Mild 7 and some uniquely planted tress. Meanwhile at Kamifurano (I think I got the name right), Tomita Farm was a well ‘groomed’ touristy destination for flower observation. They also offered GREAT Lavender-flavoured and honey dew-flavoured ice-creams. Did I mention? Hokkaido honey dew is the BEST I’ve tasted so far; if you ever have the chance, go try it out in Hokkaido. Have it served cold.
While I originally planned for more shots in the city, the natural part of Japan proved more photo-worthy this time. I can’t wait to go back!