Sapporo Lilac Festival held for first time in 3 years
The 64th Sapporo Lilac Festival, a traditional early-summer event in Hokkaido’s main city of Sapporo, was held in Odori Park (Odori Nishi 5 and 6-chome) in Chuo-ku Sapporo City from May 18 to 29. It was the first time in three years that the festival was held at the venue. Approximately 400 purple and pink lilacs trees reached the peak of their blossoms during the festival, which bustled with local residents.
A café terrace offering light meals and sweets was also established at the venue, as well as an area in which lilac was displayed and sold, enabling visitors to enjoy both flowers and food.
“I’m glad to finally see the atmosphere of Odori Park return to normal,” said a woman visiting from Chuo-ku, Sapporo as she said enthusiastically took photos the lilac.
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