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The 3 Best Popular Event Guide in Hokkaido – May in 2018 (w/Photos)

The north side of Japan, Hokkaido has lower temperature than other area, and the cherry will be blooming finally in May. In such Hokkaido, many events are crowdedly held in May. This time, we will introduce 3 popular events that make us feel the spring. These are Hanami, Japanese traditional Koinobori, Umeshu Shiinkai.
Please feel flesh spring in Hokkaido.

Nature event

1. Hokkaido Jingu’s cherry and plum – The end of Apr. ~ middle of May in 2018

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source:go-jinja

Hokkaido Jingu has been famous for the most beautiful Sakura spot in Hokkaido. It is rare in all over Japan, we can enjoy seeing both Sakura and another kinds of flowers. There are about 1400 of Sakura trees such as Ezoyama Sakura and Someiyoshino, and about 250 of plum trees such as Kobai and Hakubai. Especially, the scenery of cherry blossom trees standing in a row in both side of the main street is amazing. And there is Ume garden surrounded by cherry trees ahead.
During the Hanami season, there are about 40 of food stalls will be installed and lively crowded with many people. 「Jingu no Umeshu」that is made from plum cultivated in the shrine is can be purchased there. It is good for the gift. Let’s enjoy late spring with Bento or BBQ under the Sakura in historical Hokkaido Jingu.

Schedule

・Date and time.
The end of Apr. ~ middle of May in 2018 6:00am~5:00pm
・イベントの各催しのSchedule
None.

Access & Address

・Hokkaido Jingu
・・The name of closest station, the transportation and time required from closest station to the destination.
About 15 min walk from subway 「Maruyama Park Station」

・・The name of terminal station and the rough time required from the terminal station to destination.
About 30 min by walk and subway from「JR Sapporo Station」

・Address
474, Miyagaoka, chio-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 〒064-8505

・Map

####Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/index.html
http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/eng/index.html

The event that we can enjoy with our children

2. Jouzankei Onsen Keiryu Koinobori – Apr.14th ~ May. 6th in 2018

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source:JOZANKEI ONSEN

Jouzankei Onsen is known as good hot-spring spot in Hokkaido. This hot-spring town is spreading around the main stream of Toyohira river. About 400 of several kinds of Koinobori will be raised in May to celebrate the Feast of Flags―the Boys' Festival. Koinobori is Japanese old tradition. It used to be held to pray for male‘s promotion and health in each home. There are red, blue, black, and green Koinobori is blowing in the wind. It is so balmy scenery. These Koinoboris are given away by residents in Hokkaido. There will be Koinobori event not only around Toyohira River, but also Jouzankei Shrine and food bath spot. The whole region are trying to liven up the spring tradition.

Schedule

・Date and time.
Apr.14th ~ May. 6th in 2018
・Each event’s Schedule
None.

Access & Address

・Place
Jouzankei Onsengai

・・The name of closest station, the transportation and time required from closest station to the destination.
About 60 min by direct bus 「Kappa Liner」from「JR Sapporo Station」

・・The name of terminal station and the rough time required from the terminal station to destination.

About 100 min by direst bus from「Shinchitose Airport」

・Address
Jozankei Onsen Minami-ku, Sapporo-shi, 〒061-2302

・Map

Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

http://jozankei.jp/koinobori/1737
http://jozankei.jp/en/keiryu-koinobori/3423

Food Event

3. Otaru Umeshu Festival 2018 – Apr. 20th ~ May. 6th in 2018

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source:dofood-hokkaido

The Tanaka Brewer is old brewery located in Otaru that will hold the tasting event for Umeshu and Ume wine between April and May. It is called 「Otaru Umeshu Festival」. In this event, about 20 kinds of Umeshu and Ume wine from Tanaka brewery and another various parts of Hokkaido will be served. Of those Umeshu, there is Umeshu that won a prize on Japan Umeshu fair. We can taste various kinds of Umeshu there.
Umeshu has sweet taste and tend to be easy to drink for the people who don’t drink much. It is also popular as a gift in Japan. We can enjoy drinking it on the rocks style or with soda. Otaru Umeshu Festival is the party that allow us to try various kinds of good Umeshu and Ume wine at the same time, we can find our favorite one and purchase it as a gift.

Schedule

・Date and time.
Apr. 20th ~ May. 6th in 2018 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Open all year round
・Each event’s Schedule
Umeshu Tasting Party 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Access & Address

・Tanaka Brewery Kikko Kura
・・The name of closest station, the transportation and time required from closest station to the destination.
About 10 min walk from「JR Otaru Station」

・・The name of terminal station and the rough time required from the terminal station to destination.
About 2 hours by walk and JR train from「Shinchitose Airport」

・Address
2-2, Nobuka-cho, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido, 〒047-0016

・Map

Price & Reservation

Free. No need to reserve.

Official Website

None

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