Summer is a busy time here in Sapporo. It seems like there's something going on every weekend now, and we've been trying to fit in as much as we can into the weekend. Here's what we did this past weekend:
Saturday - Furano
My friend Adrienne and I set out to Furano, a town about 2 1/2 hours from Sapporo, in search of lavender fields. Well, we ended up going on the wrong tour, and didn't get to see the fields, but we did see other really cool stuff. Honestly I enjoyed just getting out of the city with my friend.
The Furano mascot
Beautiful Garden. But alas, not lavender!
Me posing with Anpanman at the "Official" Anpanman Store.
View of the Furano farmland
Sunday - Flower Festival in Odori Park
Sunday was so beautiful, so we decided to head out to the park to enjoy the sunshine. Being in the park in the summer is so great - everyone laying on the grass, some people playing guitars, others playing frisbee or throwing a football(first time I'd seen that in Japan). While walking around we happened upon a flower festival. Block after block of vendors selling all types of flowers. One part must've been some kind of orchid competition, and there was so many different types, I wanted to take pictures of them all.
Band playing in Susukino
It's great living in a big city, where it seems like something is always going on. I don't want to miss a thing!