Hokkaido is vast in size, so it is sometimes divided into four areas and the downtown Sapporo for convenience. The Central Area includes Sapporo, the biggest city in Hokkaido. Even though the region has the largest city close by, it also has idyllic hill zones only 90 minutes drive away by car. Nature blends beautifully with the city function and the area is full of excitement and many leisure activities including shopping.
Eastern Hokkaido is amazingly gorgeous with its breathtaking flower parks and gardens in spring. It does not only offer you to see stunning cherry blossom but also other flowers such as tulips and shibazakura (moss phlox). Takinoue Shibazakura Park, Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park, and Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park are the most valued flower kingdoms you could visit in this area. Often many people who don’t reside in Hokkaido think that its spring season is not as famous as it is for the mainland Japan. In fact, this sort of belief could hurt the farmers who dedicate their lives to grow such beautiful flowers every year throughout the Hokkaido region.