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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shibazakura (Moss Pink) Flowers | Takinoue Park (滝上公園) as of 2011/05/18

I'm in Takinoue with my tour guets today.

The Shibazakura (Pink Moss) Festival is one of the most unique and colorful festivals on the Hokkaido flower calendar. Winding paths lead you across a surreal pink and purple hillside overlooking Takinoue town.

Every year from early May to early June, Takinoue Park is covered with a carpet of Shibazakura which started from the equivalent of a single tangerine box filled with seedlings. These flowers have spread and grown every year and now cover an area of 100,000 square meters. .

The backside of the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range offers its pointy snow-covered peaks as a backdrop and tulips adorn the the wide gently-sloped paths on your journey across the hill.

A short distance to the right of the upper car-par you'll find food and drink stalls, playground equipment, tables and benches and a stage featuring music and dance performances.

♪Moss pink soft ice cream♪
All in all, this is a great place to spend a few hours and take some great photos before moving on to other sightseeing spots in the area.

Actually I'll come back here with my other tour guests next week, too. I'll update the latest flower pics after the second visit here in this flower season! Plz wait!

If you want to see moss pink in full bloom, plz click here!
You can see the same park as of 2011/05/28!

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Anonymous said...

Hi KK,

Enjoy your review on Shibuzakura in Takinoue.

Please tell me which is better - Shibuzakura in Abashri or Takinoue in your experience?

Hawaii Moon

K.K. said...

>Hawaii Moon
Hi! Well, well, well, this is a difficult question, but personally I prefer Takinoue. If you have time, you can visit both of them and compare with each other!!


Anonymous said...


Thanks for the reviews above :)

I'd like to ask,
If i go to Hokkaido in spring (around mid april) can i still viewing flower field blossoms like the one above or lavender fields in furano?

And if i want to tour to takinoue park from sapporo, should i stay overnight there or can i arrange it to one day tour?

Many thanks in advance
Mchan ^^

K.K. said...

Unfortunately, we cannot enjoy moss pink nor lavender fields in April.......
The best season for moss pink is from early May to early June, and for lavenders is July.
You don't have to stay overnight there to enjoy the flowers!
Have a wonderful time in Hokkaido♪

jyothi said...

When i first saw the photo of Beautiful Spring Flowers Hillside, of Hokkaido, Japan i thought that the photo was photoshoped. but when i saw your blog i realized that they are true !! heaven on earth !!

K.K. said...

The flowers are very beautiful, aren't they?
We're really proud of our nature!!

Anonymous said...

Hi KK will i be able to see the pink moss during early 1st to 3rd of May?

K.K. said...

The best season of pink moss there is usually from at the middle of May to the early June.

Anonymous said...

i wonder is there any bus service or public transport from sapporo to takinoue? since i am planning to go 14 may 2014. thank u

Marcusay said...

Hello K.K,
My family will stay in Asahikawa on 30 May - 31 May 2014. We plan to go to Takinoue, Furano, Biei and some sightseeing at Ashidake Onsen. Can all these places be covered in a single day?

K.K. said...

It's possible, but if I were you, I'd use two days for four places, because all of them are so attractive that I want to stay each place for longer hours.

K.K. said...

There is a bus service from Sapporo to Takinoue.

Marcusay said...

Hello K.K, thank you very much for your response!
Between Mt Ashidake and Mt Usu, which one would be preferable for sightseeing in late May? As in having better scenery and photo-opportunities..

K.K. said...

I think Mt. usu is more preferable for sightseeing in late Many. When you go there, please enjoy Lake Toya, too!

Marcusay said...

Thank you for your advice K.K!

Chloe Gan said...

Hi K.K.

I would like to enquire how to travel to Takinoue Park from Asahikawa ?

Btw, mind to know whether the flower bloomed on 10/5/2015?
Shibuzakura in Abashri or Takinoue Park better ?

Thanks | Chloe.G

angel Lum said...

1) I will be at Asahikawa on 25/05/16. Possible I travel by bus/train from asahikawa to "tulip park & takinoue park" in a day tour ?
2) Or do you know any tour depart from Asahikawa ?
Please advise.
Thank you.
email :

Budy Kurnia Hadi said...

Hi. KK.
I will visit Sapporo next May 2017.
I would like to inquiry you related the place I want to visit.
I want to visit Kamibetsu Tulip and Takinoue Park.
If I use Hokkaido Rail Pass. How to reach Kamibetsu Tulip and Takinoue Park.
Need your explanation, please.
Thank you so much.
Budy - Indonesia

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