Tales of the Traveling Poof: April in Hokkaido! Yoichi, Otaru, and Shiroi Koibito Park

April is the month of cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, but those prefectures are all part of Honshū, the largest island in Japan. In the northern island of Hokkaido, true spring comes in May, and the climate stays cool all year long. Popular seasons are thus: May (spring), July (lavender blooming season), and February (Sapporo snow festival).