Now it's the story telling time with all beautiful photo I took in Hokkaido. It's one of the most beautiful place I visited within this few years. Hokkaido has a beauty unique to each season. Whether a blossom spring season , summer with lots of beautiful flora scenery , autumn or to build your little snowman during the winter season .... it's always so unique to me!! It's the scenery that we can't experience in Malaysia.
But this time I actually visited the eastern part of Hokkaido instead of mainly traveling within the city of Hokkaido. I go far away from the city and travel all the way to the eastern of Hokkaido just to witness all those beautiful scenery with my own eyes. Time to relax my soul and feel the breeze! So are you ready for my adventure to Eastern of Hokkaido? Let's get started!
I visited Hokkaido during the end of October (almost beginning of November) and the weather was unexpectedly cold. I actually checked the weather report online before my trip and I brought mostly autumn outfit. lol So ended up I'm stuck with my one and only jacket that keep me warm during my whole trip. I checked online it's almost 12-16 degree during day time and 8-10 degree during night time but ended up during the first few days of my trip it's 2-4 degree everyday!
I guess it's because I'm travelling to the most eastern part of Hokkaido and it's why it's colder than other part of Hokkaido. Even snowing during the first few days of my trip! That's why I can experience both Autumn & Winter at the same time
So I came out with a word called 'Wintumn' [a combination of autumn & winter season]. New word added into my blog!
If you ask me which season is the best for me to visit Hokkaido then it's really a hard question for me because honestly, each season has its unique beauty.
If you prefer to experience and see the nice flower garden or lavender then come in July because it's Summer & the best time to observe all beautiful scenery of its flower. If you want to experience the snowing time in Hokkaido then come during the winter because there are so many fun activities happening just for the winter season. If you love the not too cold or too hot weather then come in Sep-Oct to experience the beauty of Autumn season. Last but not least my favourite time of the year was the sakura blossom period during Spring! Hope this can be really helpful to you :)
There are lots of famous or must-visit places in Hokkaido. Here's some of the places that you should check out and witness it with your eyes.
So far my favourite was Furano & Asahikawa! Furano has lots of beautiful and incredible scenery and Asahikawa has the best onsen (hot spring) ever while Sapporo is one of the famous city and place in Hokkaido.
Since it's my first time in Hokkaido, I wish to rest my soul , enjoy those beautiful scenery and best if it's not too many 'tourist' and TAAA-DAAA~~ Eastern Hokkaido is the best place for you if you dislike busy city , shopping places and noise tourist places...This is a place where you can have a look with those beautiful scenery and experience this wonderland.
So here's the map I marked it with a marker so you probably have an idea on where I covered on this post. This is the places that I went and visited this time. Not much but enough to create a good memories and highlight on my Hokkaido Trip. I'm really satisfied with this trip because it's mainly for sightseeing. Most of the places I went was so peace and without photobomb on my photo. I can take as much photo as I can without the need to find a good angle or whatsoever.
I wish I could be back to Hokkaido again next year!!!
It's really diff from my previous experience when travel to Tokyo , Osaka or Kyoto! Because during this trip, our main transportation wasn't by subway or rent our own car. It's by the 'Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus'.
Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus
The north and south route
So if you plan for a family trip and wish to explore eastern Hokkaido at your convenience then you can check this website : http://en.visit-eastern-hokkaido.jp Since it's winter now this website showcase all beautiful places and photo / to-go and all informations you need in ENGLISH!!
Click on: http://en.visit-eastern-hokkaido.jp
I really recommended for those who wish to travel to the eastern part of Hokkaido with this tour bus. Except it's very easy to access too all famous area , there are FREE WIFI access in the bus where good coverage on most of the places except when the bus go to the place with less coverage then you should keep away your phone and sightseeing it with your eyes. The price is around 2,000 yen - 6,000 yen for each individual adult and it's all depend on the route you choose.
The Japanese tour guide also can speak in both Japanese and English so no worries if you can't understand Japanese Language like me. Another thing was, when travel to places that really far from the city and your stay..it's really hard to find toilet in the way to those sightseeing place but no worries when you go by this bus because they stop and rest at the resting area with toilet available throughout the journey.
Our Japanese tour guide, Megu San!
He's so caring and lovely. Born in Hokkaido and it's why he came out with all explanation and thing they normally eat and did in Hokkaido. He even wrote everything nicely on a big booklet and explain it in fluent english that all of us could understand it well. During the whole week of my trip, I really appreciate his help and always remind us with the time and tell us lots of interesting story. I miss you Megu San! Hope to see you again in the future :)
Our sightseeing bus stop us at this resting place. Spot this hot spring for foot! So cute!
Summary of places I went - (Furano, Asahikawa, Sapporo , Sounkyo , Abashiri , Utoro, Obihiro)
This is the map of tomita farm and normally it's full of colours and lavender in July.
This is exactly how it looks like (photo credits to google image)
So beautiful right!! Imagine you stand on the side with a white lovely long dress or even a selfie with this lavender farm. It will never go wrong with this! So instagram worthy and beautiful! Should come again during summer in Hokkaido.
This is what I saw once I enter the farm from the main entrance. Something look like lavender but this is not the lavender.
This is the greenhouse for lavender! It's the real lavender. I smell it!!! The lavender scent!!
So pretty right~
A random photo with the lavender even I look really ugly (come here straight after I arrived Hokkaido)
The famous lavender ice cream! It's so soft and melted within a second on my tongue!! I MISS THIS TOO :'(
First meal in Hokkaido. There are a cafe located in this tomita farm and it surrounded by all beautiful scenery with plants and colours.
My trip wouldn't be so fun without our translator , Wan San! Thanks for take care of us and everything!
Can't believe my first time is in my favourite country Japan!!
My little snowman
Ann & Me! Ann is one of the writer from Jalan-Jalan Magazine and we met during this trip.
Nice to meet you and thanks for all the wonderful memories with you <3
Naked together in public hot spring and non-stop talking until late midnight x)
I miss you Ann! see you soon in Malaysia~
My blog appear on TV :'(
Tears with joy!