When I was checking through my photos, I found this photo that I took at a lookout platform of Komorebi no mori in Hokuto city.
Have you been to there? You can get to there from Kamiiso Dam. After crossing a bridge, turn to the left.(I'm sorry! I'm not good at telling right and left correctly.) About a five-minute drive will take you to the place where you can find nature trails. There is a parking lot besides a stream. To get to the platform, it took about 20 minutes or so.
As a sign at the trail entrance says, you'd better be cautious about bears.
My husband and I drove to Mt. Yokotsu yesterday. It was a fair autumn day and we could see Mt. Hakodate below us and some autumn flowers.
The photo above is called hagi in Japanese. It is bush clover. You can find them lower part of the mountain.
On our way home, we find some aconites, which is also called monkshood. Ainu people used to use this plant to take poison from its roots.
The last photos of plants are touch-me-nots. In Japanese, it is named turifunesou, which literally means a "suspended boat".
I could find more plants in bloom now. There used to be a ski field up there, so you can easily go up to the mountain by car. Just be careful on curves;)
We could see Tsugaru and Shimokita peninsulas of Aomori Prefecture across the Tsugaru staits dimly.