What to do in Sapporo in summer – Japan’s top ski destination blossoms under blue skies

Hokkaido’s capital is better known as the gateway to northern Japan’s ski fields, but come summer, the countryside round about Sapporo erupts into a glorious feast of colour as vast swathes of flowers come into bloom. Just west of the city, Onze Harukayama Lily Garden is one of the most spectacular sites, but further afield, lavender is Photoshopping the gentle slopes at Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park right now, while in July, all 23 hectares of Hokuryu’s sunflowers should be strutting their…

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