In late spring and early summer, it was neither cold nor hot, wearing a thin spring shirt and summer skirt, walking humming lightly enough to walk; the double chin and small belly that were eaten during the New Year were also retracted, and the body was thin, and the photos looked good.
The wind and the sun are beautiful and full of spirit, which is suitable for embarking on the journey to meet the best self.
In May, the cherry blossoms in Hokkaido are in full bloom. When the Japanese cherry blossom season in most parts of coming to an end, Hokkaido spring has just ushered in the climax.
As the northernmost region of Japan, it is always until the end of April that the winter snow in Hokkaido is completely melted into a wave of spring water. At the beginning of May, the pink cherry blossoms are gradually blooming, which is suitable for a gentle and sweet date.
Sapporo ’s Maruyama Park and Hakodate ’s Goryokaku Park are the best places to see cherry blossoms in Hokkaido. The fireworks display at Lake Toya is not to be missed. Otaru is the most romantic and literary city in Hokkaido. Together, it is written by Hokkaido. A love letter to Sakura.
Wu Erjun’s private tips:
The cherry blossoms in Hokkaido will not open until the end of April at the earliest. The cherry blossoms in Sapporo, Otaru, and other places generally bloom around May 1 and bloom around May 5. Kushiro, which only blooms on May 15, is the last cherry blossom viewing spot in Japan.
In May, the festivals in Kyoto are busy, and festivals of various sizes continue from the beginning of the month to the end of the month.
The most famous is the Aoi Festival on May 15 each year, which is the grandest festival of the local residents of Kyoto, and it is also one of the “three major festivals in Kyoto” with the same name as the Gion Festival.
During the Aoi Festival, people wear parade costumes from the Heian period and depart from Kyoto Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine to Shangmao Shrine.
Before the Aoi Festival, there was also the dysprosium horse sacred thing. The archers were dressed in ancient aristocratic costumes while riding horses between the woods horse farms, while quickly drawing bows and arrows.
There are also the Fujimori Festival at the beginning of May, the Mifune Festival, and the Saga Festival on the 3rd and 4th Sundays. People are dressed in Chinese costumes, playing music, dancing, chanting, shooting, and worshiping gods. Each festival is a good opportunity to experience the traditional culture of Kyoto.
In addition to the festival, the Mayflower festival in Kyoto is also lively. Uji Byodoin wisteria was in bloom in May, a string of wisteria flowers was drawn down along the gallery, like a purple Falls, quite spectacular.