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.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。