JP 2018 April Sakura Hakodate

Took Hokkaido Shinkansen to Hakodate through the undersea Seikan tunnel for the first time.  As it was a Sunday and the beginning of the golden week, it was quite crowded.

 

Hakodate Park

Sakura was in full bloom in the park, at the foothill of Mt Hakodate. Locals were having a good time there enjoying with family and friends.

 

Goryokaku (五稜郭)

Visited this top 100 sakura spot in full bloom with 1600 Somei Yoshino trees.  Went up to the tower observation levels for panoramic views of the city and the park below.  When we first visited in 2004 we bumped into sakura blossom at about 50%  but this time it was gorgeous and more crowded as expected. 

 

Tea time in former British Consulate for the third time

 

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