• Water lilies are in full bloom at the pond of Hachironuma Park in southern Hokkaido's Hokuto City. Vibrant pink blossoms and green leaves adorn the pond surface. Blooming began in early June, as usual. Visitors can enjoy them until August.

  • On June 19, Sapporo City turned on fountains in Odori Park in Chuo ward. This is because the Hokkaido government relaxed its previous “cautionary measures” including recommended limits on travel between cities as steps to prevent spreading of the novel coronavirus.

  • Asahikawa City's tourist facility, the ice and snow themed Snow Museum, closed permanently on June 30 due to the sales drop brought about by the new coronavirus pandemic. The museum had become popular for both local and foreign tourists as it resembles the ice castle in Disney's feature film “Frozen”. In 2019, approximately 100,000 people visited the museum.