Hakodate was a great place to spend a few days, after the 54 km tunnel under the water to reach Hokkaido Island. Our hike up Mt Hakodate was well timed, as we got the views, before the rains came down on our descent.
The Magistrates building was one of the highlights of Hakodate.
Once again, we timed it lucky with the sakura
The Botanic Gardens at Hokkaido University were lovely
For one week a year, during Golden Week, Sapporans are permitted to have BBQ's in Maruyama Park. This coincides with the cherry blossom tradition of hanami, so many families and friends gather underneath the trees.
We finished our month long trip in Japan with a hike up Mt Moiwa, affording us great views of Sapporo