May. 01 2024

【2024 May】Discover Hokkaido’s May Events / Ramen Show / Lilac Festival / Ghibli Exhibition

May in Hokkaido is heading to a refreshing season. Cherry blossoms will change to energetic greenery.
Various events celebrating nature’s beauty and local culture are waiting for visitors. This blog will explore the latest events held in Hokkaido this May.
Let’s plan your journey to experience the charms of Hokkaido.

Upcoming Events in Sapporo

Sapporo Ramen Show @ Odori Park

Do you like ramen?
Don’t miss the Sapporo Ramen Show at Odori Park.
You can try different kinds of ramen from all over Japan!
It’s free to enter, and ramen tickets cost 980 yen. Find your new favorite flavor!

Sapporo Lilac Festival @ Odori Park and Kawashimo Park

Enjoy beautiful flowers at the Sapporo Lilac Festival.
This festival will be held in 2 different places.
You can see 400 lilac trees in full bloom, listen to jazz concerts, and drink wine from Hokkaido at Odori Park.
At the other place, Kawashimo Park, there are lilac guide tours and more fun activities  It’s all free!

Animage and Ghibli Exhibition @ Factory

Explore the world of animation at the Animage and Ghibli Exhibition.
This exhibition is focused on anime from the 1980s. There are anime items to buy too!


Adult: 1500 yen
Junior and senior high school students: 1000 yen
Elementary school students: 600 yen
Preschool children: free

Tulip and Suzuran Festival @ National Takino Suzuran Hillside Park

Visit the Tulip and Suzuran Festival.
You can enjoy 250,000 unique tulips, decorated with different colors, shapes, and sizes.
Suzuran is the lily of the valley, also the name of the park.
The cute appearance of blooming small flowers while looking down is attractive.


Adult (15 years old+): 450 yen
65 years old+: 210 yen
Under 15 years old: free

Hiraoka Plum Festival 2024 @ Hiraoka Park

Hiraoka Park is famous for its plum blossoms.
This festival is held during the blooming period of plum blossoms.
Snacks related to plums, plum soft-serve ice cream, and plum soba noodles will also be sold.
free entrance.

Upcoming Events in other cities of Hokkaido

Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair @ Yubetsu, Monbetsu District

Takinoue Shibazakura Festival @ Takinoue, Monbetsu District

2024 Takikawa Nanohana Festival @ Takikawa

Higashimokoto Shibazakura Festival @ Ozora, Abashiri District

Discover new hokkaido!

May in Hokkaido is a time to start beautiful landscapes. Explore the local culture and scenery through many events. Visit Hokkaido during this season and create unforgettable memories.




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