If you would like to strengthen love with your partner, you should come visit Hokkaido to see those romantic sceneries. Through the experience to share fascinating time with beautiful scenes and the feeling of being moved, the relationship between you and your partner will be strengthened. Followings are the significant romantic places you should visit with your partner in each season.
Shikisai no Oka in Biei – Spring
Many tourists come to Biei for seeing flowers. Actually there are many places where you can see beautiful flowers in Hokkaido.The reason why Biei is popular especially among couples is a heart tree on the Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai no oka. The Hokkaido’s native mountain cherry tree forms pale pink heart with its blossoms in the colorful field of flowers in spring. Most of girls/ladies will be happy to be surrounded by full of beautiful flowers. After getting off at the JR Bibaushi Station on the Furano Line, it takes about 25 minutes on foot to arrive at the Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka.
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Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai No Oka
Address: Shinsei-daisan, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
9:00am ~ 5:00pm (April, May, October)
8:30am ~ 6:00pm (June – September)
9:00am ~ 4:30pm (November)
9:00am ~ 4:00pm (December – February)
9:00am ~ 4:30pm (March)
Fee: 200 yen per person
Website: Shikisai no oka
Stars and Flowers on Earth in Hakodate – Summer
As you may know, the beauty of night view from Mt. Hakodate is world-famous. Except rainy or cloudy days, the night view from Mt. Hakodate is always romantic. However, summer is recommended because it is the festival season and some fireworks displays are held at a lot of places and they make the night view more impressive. It is just like petals of flowers were sprinkled over the stars on earth. The beautiful site beyond description must be nice to spend time with someone in love.
You need to ride on ropeway to go to the observatory on the summit of Mt. Hakodate to watch the fireworks. The ropeway platform is located in the foot of Mt. Hakodate which is about 10 minutes on foot from Jujigai tram stop.
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Address: 19-7 Motomachi Hakodate, Hokkaido
April 25 to October 15 10:00am ~ 10:00pm
October 16 to April 24 10:00am ~ 9:00pm
Adult 1,280 yen for round trip, 780 yen for one way
Child 640 yen for round trip, 390 yen for one way
*Children up to 2 years old are free of charge.
*One preschool child (older than 3 years old) is free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
Website: Hakodate Ropeway
Heart Lake in Erimo – Autumn
Lake Toyoni is a small lake which length of the perimeter is just 1 km and 260-270m high at Toyonidake. Lake Toyoni is well known because of its shape. The shape of Lake Toyoni is heart, so the lake is also called “Heart Lake.” You have to see the landscape from a birds-eye view to confirm the shape. The only options to see the lake were chartering helicopter or airplane, climbing Numami-toge or hoping for a miracle to get a chance to see it from the window of an Airplane flying between Haneda-Tokyo Airport and Tokachi-Obihiro Airport by good fortune.
The travel agency JTB Corporation started a helicopter tour for viewing autumnal foliage during the period from the middle of September to the beginning of October since 2015. It costs 13,000 yen per adult (including tax) and 10,000 per child (including tax) to charter the helicopter with 3 seats for 6 minutes and you have to book and deposit for the tour beforehand. The precious scenery of Heart Lake surrounded by beautifully colored leaves of trees will make a romantic time for a couple.
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Address: Toyoniko, Meguro, Erimo-cho, Horoizumi-gun, Hokkaid
Website: Erimo Town (Japanese)
Ice Village in Tomamu – Winter
Photo Credit: snowtomamu.jp
Ice Village in Tomamu is one of the most outstanding facility for a couple in Hokkaido. Ice Village is made by ice and snow including ice bar, ice hotel and ice chapel. It is just like a Disney Movie, “Frozen”. Everything of the ice bar including the walls, tables, chairs, bar counter, even glass is made of ice and you can have alcohol beverages. You can have non-alcohol beverages and hot drinks, too.
If you would like to experience the low temperature, you can try staying ice hotel that has bed, couch and furniture made of ice during the period from the beginning of January to the end of February for 20,000 yen per person for one night.
Photo Credit: hoshinoresort.com
If you are a couple planning to get married, it is strongly recommended to hold a wedding ceremony at the ice chapel which opens only limited time for 30 days during winter. It is beautifully shining blue. Only one couple per day can hold ceremony per day in the mysterious and fantastic chapel, and fireworks after the ceremony celebrate the newly-wed couple.
The Ice Village is in Hoshino Resorts Tomamu which is located about 95 minutes from Sapporo Station by train, about 70 minutes from New-Chitose Airport by train and about 2 hours from Tokachi-Obihiro Airport by bus and train. When you get off at Tomamu Station, the bus will pick you up and take you to Hoshino Resorts Tomamu. Then, you will finally arrive at the resorts in 5-10 minutes. They have websites written in Japanese, English Chinese, Korean, Thai, Italian, French and Indonesian. You should check it out.
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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu
Address: Nakatomamu, Shimukappu-mura, Yufutsu-gun, Hokkaido
Website: Hoshino Resorts Tomamu