Nature / Scenery
Aug. 22, 2020
The Obihiro Development and Construction Department is flushing reservoir water stored at the Satsunaigawa Dam in Nakasatsunai Village, East Hokkaido.
Aug. 20, 2020
Yakumo's city flower, the sunflower, is in full bloom
Aug. 10, 2020
White flowers are in full bloom on the tall, thin stems of “ezonyu” flowers (bear’s angelica) on the northern Japan Sea coast of Hokkaido. Locals have formed a group to enjoy the plant as food.
Aug. 7, 2020
Hydrangeas, a yearly summertime sight, are in full bloom at Matsumae Park in southern Hokkaido.
Aug. 4, 2020
On July 20, sea fog blew in from the Tsugaru Strait and blanketed the downtown area. From the peak of Mount Hakodate, a cottony layer of white clouds could be seen expanding across the urban area under an otherwise pure blue sky.
Aug. 3, 2020
Lavender fields in the Furano area are in full bloom and welcome tourists with a fresh scent. Since the thaw came early this year, the flowering date was about 1 week earlier than usual. At the tourist farm “Farm Tomita” in Nakafurano Town, the purple lavenders strike a vivid contrast with the other pink and orange flowers.
July 31, 2020
“Marchen no Oka" (Fairy Tale Hill) is a tourist attraction located along the national road of Memanbetsu, Ozora Town, in eastern Hokkaido. It has been turned golden by autumn wheat, drawing a beautiful contrast with the dark green foliage and deep blue sky.
July 28, 2020
In July, Hokkaido's famous summer lavender flowers have become perfect for viewing in many locations, and some lavender fields were crowded with tourists including the popular tourist farm “Farm Tomita” ( https://www.farm-tomita.co.jp/ ) in the Furano region, which has 20 hectares of lavender fields.
July 27, 2020
Comet NEOWISE, discovered in late March this year, was visible to the naked eye above eastern Hokkaido’s Tsubetsu Pass in the early hours of July 10. It was shining dimply with the brightness of a first-class star. The comet was discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Explorer (NEOWISE) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It approached the sun on July 4 and showed signs of activity.
July 25, 2020
Kuroda Farm in the town of Otofuke in eastern Hokkaido, where buckwheat flowers are in full bloom, is now open to the public from July 13.