When we say Hokkaido, the place that first comes to our mind is Sapporo as it is its capital city and it’s also considered as Japan’s 5th largest city. But what most tourists do not know is that outside Sapporo, there are a lot more places and attractions that Hokkaido can offer. If you’re looking for some aesthetically pleasing spots in Hokkaido apart from that of Sapporo, then you are in the right place!
Check out these 5 Instagrammable Spots in Hokkaido.
Takinoue Park Shibazakura
Spring is undeniably the most colorful season in Japan. During this season, parks and forests bloom the most and catch the people’s attention. In Hokkaido, the small town of Takinoue displays its most famous sightseeing spot, the Takinoue Park Shibazakura. Shibazakura is a flower known as ‘moss pink’ or ‘creeping phlox’ that blooms five-petaled flowers in rose, mauve, blue, white, or pink during the spring. It is a beautiful spot with a vast pink field of Shibazakura. Takinoue Park Shibazakura is definitely a sight to see and perfect for any aesthetically themed Instagram feed!
Snow Crystal Museum
Snow Crystal Museum is a compact museum devoted to snowflakes, with ice columns, crystal displays & a snow-themed music hall located in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. It also reminisces an old European castle that will make you feel like a princess or even a real-life Elsa from the animated film, Frozen.
The place is mystical even from the entrance. It has different rooms and halls and each of them has different vibes. To complete the look, they also offer a gown rental service if you wanna dress up like a real princess! Snow Crystal Museum is a must-visit place for those who enjoy photoshoots and dramatic photos.
Another famous spot with vast colors as a backdrop is the Farm Tomita in Nakafurano, Hokkaido. This farm offers a field with various kinds of flowers. You can see a vast field of lavenders, lilies, red poppies, and other flowers in different colors. One place will make you feel like you’re in different places! With the right angle and right outfit, you will surely receive a lot of likes on your Instagram feed.
Shirogane Blue Pond
This man-made pond in Biei, Hokkaido is a magical spot that will take your breath away. The path is a little rough as it takes 5-10 minutes to walk through the forest in order to reach the pond but all the walking will be worth it when you see the scenery and the magical blue waters. What makes the pond more ethereal is the reflection of the blue sky through the waters as if it was taken out directly from a painting. The hue of the blue pond also varies on the weather and the color of the sky.
Otaru is known for its old buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as stone-built warehouses and old housing facilities for fishermen. What’s special about these old buildings is their nostalgic western designs that will bring you back to the medieval period, but with a touch of modernity. The best place to capture and enjoy the beauty of these infrastructures is by going through the Otaru Canal. From spring to autumn at the Otaru Canal, a tourist boat runs to let the visitors enjoy the canal from a boat, complete with commentary by the boat crew! You can also capture some photos from the boat with the buildings as the background to have that medieval-themed photo. One of the highlights that tourists want in the photo is to have the buildings covered with green moss-like plants as the background.
Where to Stay in Hokkaido?
The most important part to consider when you travel is the proper accommodation that you can call your own home during your stay in Hokkaido. However looking for accommodation in Japan might be a little complicated and troublesome, but here in KaguAruoo, we want you to save your time and make your plan in the most convenient way possible! Finding your perfect accommodation can be easy as 1, 2, 3 here in KaguAruoo. No key money, no deposit, and no paperwork. All transactions are done online! Less hassle compared to the typical renting process in Japan. This by far, has stirred the world of renting apartments in Japan, with its innovative feature and accessibility.
You just need to sign up, search for an apartment, inquire, sign the contract, and pay online! You can even message the landlord directly if you have some personal inquiries and additional requests.
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