Sweet Smelling Vibrant Roses

Roses are beginning to bloom one after another at “Tokachi Hills”, a tourist garden in eastern Hokkaido’s Makubetsu Town. Some of the rose types have a honey or pear fragrance, so the garden is filled with a sweet aroma.

In the rose garden, about 850 roses of 35 different varieties are in full bloom, including purple and yellow coloured roses.

Last year, only 10 percent of the roses bloomed due to frost damage. But this year has been blessed with good weather, resulting in large rose blossoms.