Cherry Blossoms Blooming!

The weather has been bad and cold, but cherry blossoms and other spring ephemeral are blooming as if they have known the time to open.

People in Hokkaido have a special feeling for this time of year as the winter here is long and hard buried in the deep snow.

Some cherry blossoms are in full bloom but others are not. We can enjoy the blossoms during May, so I really would like as many tourists as possible to come to Otaru and enjoy this wonderful season.

Cherry Blossoms in Otaru Park

They are not in full bloom yet, even so, they are absolutely beautiful.