As we approach the final few weeks of cherry blossoms in Niseko, shibazakura begin to bloom around town. Shibazakura are otherwise known as a pink moss flowers and have petals which resemble the shape of cherry blossoms. Owing to its nature of growing thickly, shibazakura often cover grounds in shades of pink.
The most famous site to see shibazakura in Niseko is Mr Mishima's Garden in Kutchan Town.
Privately owned and managed by Mr Kazuo Mishima, the site began as a gardening hobby. Growing from a handful of pink blossoms 20 years ago, the garden now spans across 4000㎡ of land with an impressive view of the Mt Yotei in the background.
Today, the garden is often featured in the local magazines and guidebooks. Free of charge to enter, it is a popular spot amongst locals. Typically reaching full bloom between late May and mid June, the destination is perfect as a day out with friends and families during the summer season.