Recommended for sightseeing in Hokkaido in June! Introducing the best spots unique to this season!

If you are going to go sightseeing, you may want to incorporate into your itinerary things that can only be seen or experienced during that season. In this issue, we will introduce the situation, events, and recommended spots in June in Hokkaido for those who are interested in such things.


About Hokkaido in June

Atmospheric temperature

In June, temperatures gradually rise in Hokkaido, and daytime temperatures are relatively pleasant. Average temperatures range from about 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, and it tends to be a bit cooler in the north than in the south. It can still get cold at night and early in the morning, so a light jacket or long-sleeved clothing is necessary. Low humidity and sunny days make for pleasant weather at this time of year.


In June, Hokkaido hosts a variety of events and festivals, such as the 100-year-old “Hokkaido Shrine Festival (Sapporo Matsuri)” in mid-June, where the city is enlivened by a portable shrine procession and food stalls. For those who want to feel refreshed by nature, a visit to the nature parks and gardens with a variety of flowers in bloom is also recommended.


June is one of the best seasons for sightseeing in Hokkaido, and visitors can enjoy the magnificent scenery of Hokkaido. In particular, sightseeing in areas rich in nature such as Furano and Biei is recommended. You can also enjoy fresh gourmet foods such as seafood and local vegetables throughout the prefecture. As for activities, hiking, cycling, canoeing, and other activities are ideal times to experience the great nature of Hokkaido.

June Fashion

When visiting Hokkaido in June, a layered style is recommended due to the temperature difference between day and night. During the day, a long-sleeved shirt or cardigan over a T-shirt is recommended. For nighttime and early morning outings, a light jacket or spring coat is appropriate. Don’t forget to bring a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. Dress appropriately for Hokkaido’s climate and enjoy a comfortable trip.

Enjoying Flowers in a Magnificent Land

June is the season of colorful flower fields in Hokkaido. A variety of flowers come into season and impress visitors. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Hokkaido and the soothing scent of flowers while taking in the spectacular scenery that is only available during this time of year.

The timing of flower viewing times and events is a guide only. Since they vary depending on the conditions of the year, it is recommended to check the official website before visiting.

Shibazakura Takinoue Park (芝ざくら滝上公園)

Shibazakura Takinoue Park (芝ざくら滝上公園)

From early May to early June, the entire park grounds are covered with moss phlox, which attracts visitors every year. During this period, the Shibazakura Festival is held and helicopter tours are available. The park boasts Japan’s largest lawn cherry blossoms, which look like a carpet of pink spread over the entire area. Be sure to experience the sweet fragrance of the shiba-zakura.

Lavender fields in Furano

Farm Tomita(ファーム富田)

If you are planning to visit the rich natural beauty of Furano and Biei, we recommend early summer in June and July, when there is little rain and the temperature is mild and comfortable. During this season, the land of Hokkaido is beautifully decorated with a variety of flowers and grasses at their best.

One of Japan’s largest lavender fields at “Farm Tomita” is scheduled to open in late June and will be at its best from mid-July. It is a very beautiful sightseeing farm with flowers other than lavender blooming all over.

Flower Festa Sapporo(花フェスタ札幌)

Odori Park in Sapporo (札幌の大通公園)

Flower Festa is an annual event held in Sapporo Odori Park based on various themes. It is a popular event that brings together many kinds of flowers every year to beautify the city of Sapporo in early summer. In addition to the sale of flowers and gardening supplies, flower monument exhibits and contests are held, making this a lively event.


Hokkaido in June is a pleasant place to visit because the weather is pleasant with little rain,
This is the perfect time of year to attend outdoor events!

A festival that heralds summer in Hokkaido

June, the early summer in Japan, is a time when the city gradually comes alive for the summer season of festivals and events. It is also the time of year when the temperature gradually rises in Hokkaido, making it the perfect time for outside events. Here are some festivals with a long history held in June in Hokkaido.

Yosakoi Soran Festival (YOSAKOIソーラン祭り)

Yosakoi Soran Festival (YOSAKOIソーラン祭り)

The Yosakoi Soran Festival , held every June, was created by mixing the “Naruko” of the Kochi Yosakoi Festival and the “Soran-bushi” of Hokkaido folk songs. It has become a major event with approximately 30,000 participants from Japan and abroad, and attracts approximately 2 million spectators.

At the main venue, Odori Park, in addition to watching the performances, there are booths where you can jump in and participate or taste delicious food from all over Japan.

Hokkaido Shrine Festival (Sapporo Festival)(北海道神宮祭)

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮)

The Hokkaido Jingu Festival, also known as the Sapporo Festival, is held annually from June 14 to 16 and has a history of more than 100 years. More than 1,000 citizens dressed in colorful historical costumes parade with portable shrines through the city.

A restaurant where you can enjoy the season in Hokkaido

In Hokkaido, a variety of foods are in season in each season. In June, salmon, scallops, squid, melons, and asparagus become even more delicious. Local restaurants and markets offer dishes using these ingredients, giving visitors a taste of Hokkaido’s rich culinary culture.

Hakodate Asaichi Ajino Ichiban

Hakodate Asaichi (Hakodate Morning Market)(函館朝市)

This market eatery is located in the Hakodate morning market, a 2-minute walk from Hakodate Station. Serving dishes made from fresh seafood, the menu is extensive and includes ramen, set menus, rice bowls, and more. Among them, the fresh surume-ika (Japanese common squid), which is in season in June, is a must-try dish when visiting Hakodate.

Tomita Melon House(とみたメロンハウス)

Tomita Melon House(とみたメロンハウス)

The store is located about a 20-minute walk from Nakafurano Station. You can get not only seasonal melons, but also various products such as breads and sweets using melons. Furano’s lavender fields are located nearby, so we recommend stopping by on your way home from sightseeing.

Yubari Merode(夕張メロード)

Yuubari melon (sweet orange melon grown in Yuubari City, Hokkaido) (夕張メロン)

Located next to JR Shin-Yubari Station, this store sells Yubari melons, which are in season from June to August. The museum also has an agricultural products direct sales shop that sells fresh local vegetables and specialty products, including Yubari melons in season, as well as light meals.

The Yubari melon baumkuchen sold at Yubari Merode is available in limited quantities and makes a great souvenir.


Hokkaido is a place where you can find many delicious gourmet foods.
Enjoy seasonal ingredients that can only be tasted at that time of year!

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