Leaving from the door, what I saw was a very large arch.
We arrived at the observatory around five in the evening and waited for the changing shades. It was really unusual day and it was the first time to see the pink shade of the view.
The color came from the beautiful sunset. Two staff of the observatory standing behind me exclaimed in wonderment that they saw such sunset for the first time. The guests I guided on the day and I were really lucky to share such amazing sights.
If you want to try this, how about visiting Kosetsuen Park,
This year, they don't give cherry twigs at Goryokaku Park. When I visited there on March 5th, pruners were pruning cherry trees and beside them there were signs saying "Please keep away from pruners and this year they don't give you cherry twigs."
When I visited Mt. Hakodate last month, they were pruning cherry trees near the parking space near the gate of the mountain road;)
Sorry from here in Japanese. I want to leave some tips of how to play mukkuri well.
I enjoyed walking in Onuma Shinrin Park. The above photo was taken at the parking and while walking through the trail, I enjoyed seeing various fallen leaves and vivid green moss.
The white leaves of the above picture are koshiabura's.
If you have not decided how to spend this weekend, why don't you visit Onuma? After enjoying autumn leaves, Onuma dango dumprings are good for souvenir;) Today I knew for the first time that a combination of sesame and sweet soy sauce is offered only at Numanoya shop in Onuma.
Most places in Japan enjoy Momiji-gari when leaves tinge with red or yellow. Momiji-gari is written "紅葉狩り" in japanese and its literal meaning is maple leaves hunting, but people don't gather maple leaves but just enjoy seeing beautiful shades of color, such as maples leaves and other autumn colored leaves.
Today I hiked Mt. Hakodate in a group and a fellow walker picked up a fallen leave of Katsura (Japanese Judas) tree. It smelled sweet and I liked it.
The leaves of the mountain have not changed their colors yet. But Urusi Japanese lacker tree leaves have change red. They are poisonous and if you touch it, you may be poisoned by lacquer.
Though it's getting colder and colder, but it's great to go hiking on fine days;)