Once you reach Hakodate, there is plenty to do as a traveler. If your interest is leaning more towards nature and plant life, a trip to the city’s exotic botanical garden is a great and inexpensive activity.
Enjoy viewing rare tropical plants at the greenhouse within the botanical garden, where the turtles meet you at the entrance and fruit trees grace the surroundings with their beauty.
Hakodate is a city that is enjoyable in every season, but it does offer different experiences depending on the time of the year. If you travel in winter time, you can enjoy winter sports and the landscape covered in snow. If you come in spring or in summer, then you can fully enjoy outdoor activities.
An activity that can be very enjoyable in the winter is visiting the city’s tropical botanical garden. When you’ll find yourself in the greenhouse, you’ll surely appreciate you can escape the cold temperatures and get warm.
The Hakodate City Tropical Botanical Garden is a great place to spend an hour or more. During the winter season, a visit to the botanical garden is a good chance to take a break from the snow cold temperatures. Conveniently located outside the greenhouse, small foot hot springs (ashiyu) are available. Keeping your feet in the hot water of these springs can give you an extra boost when it’s cold outside.
If you want to visit in spring or summer time, the botanical garden has surrounding water and summer activities you can enjoy. Let’s now take a look at the greenhouse itself.
Upon entering the greenhouse you will immediately notice the difference between the cold temperature outside and the humidity inside the greenhouse. The greenhouse is very spacious and the many plant and flower species it contains are arranged in categories. There are many kinds of cacti in different sizes, so are the flowers on display.
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