‘Umbrella Sky’ at Tokachi Hills features 460 umbrellas in 7 colors

‘Umbrella Sky’ at Tokachi Hills, where colorful umbrellas are displayed overhead. This year the scale of the event has been increased

‘Umbrella Sky,’ an event in which people can enjoy pastel-colored plastic umbrellas displayed overhead, is being held at Tokachi Hills, a garden that is a tourist attraction in the town of Makubetsu in the Tokachi region of eastern Hokkaido. This is the second time it has been held, after last year’s inaugural event. The venue is decorated with 460 umbrellas in seven colors, including blue and orange; the number of umbrellas is 3.3 times that of last year, when 140 umbrellas were displayed.
Approximately 80% of the umbrellas decorate the Hills Shop & Café at the entrance to the garden, and the remaining umbrellas are displayed in the garden. Since many people post photos of the umbrellas on social media websites, photo spots have been established where visitors can take colorful photos with their smartphones. ‘Umbrella Sky’ is said to be an event that originated in Portugal, and was planned by Tokachi Hills to create “a bright feeling even on cloudy days.” The event will continue until June 30 and opens from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the store and café is free; admission to the garden for adults is 1,000 yen.


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