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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Maruyama Park (円山公園)| Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom | Sapporo

Maruyama Park (円山公園) in Sapporo is a famous place for cherry blossom viewing. They usually start to bloom at the end of April and last for about one week.

We Hokkaido people usually enjoy lamb BBQ under cherry blossoms. Interesting custom, isn't it? Hahaha!

When we went there, the weather is not perfect, but the blossoms are in full bloom!!!

Let's go to Hokkaido Shrine ground!

During the cherry season, food stalls are lined along the shrine alleys in the premise.

First, we visited Kaitaku (Development) Shrine (開拓神社). 37 people who contributed to Hokkaido development are enshrined here.

I love the contrast of pink cherry blossoms and green cedar leaves! How beautiful it is!

Let's go to the area, where about 1,600 cherry trees are planted!

Although it was windy yesterday, we could enjoy the beautiful blossoms today!!

Not only local people but also tourists enjoyed cherry blossom viewing here!

In this park, mainly two kinds of cherry blossoms can be enjoyed like this↓

We were so impressed with this beauty!

The blossoms last for only one week! If you want to see them, please be in a hurry!!!

Actually this is my favorite spot! From torii (Shinto) gate, a long approach leads to the main hall.

Look at this!
Cherry trees are planted along the alley!

Shinto shrine and cherry blossoms look very Japanese, don't they???

Let's go to the main hall!
Well, well, well,  a wedding ceremony was held today!! We have to look for the bride and groom!!

They look very happy, don't they???

*If you want to know more information on Hokkaido Shrine, please refer to my other post→!

We were so impressed with cherry blossoms today!

■Where is "Maruyama Park (円山公園)" & "Hokkaido Shrine (北海道神宮)"?

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