How do you enjoy riding bicycle that I delivered last night Mr. Evans? Bicycle riding in Iwamizawa City is very comfortable, isn't it ? Most of its area is flat in Iwamizawa City. Please ride it safely!
Going Route 39 from Sounkyo area to Asahikawa City, these flower balls can be seen on your left and in front of the petro station run by Hokuren, Hokkaido Agricultural Cooperation. It is not the so-called Michi-no-Eki, the roadside station, but many kinds of veggies and food sourced locally are sold in this area.
with the Kama-meshi.
On August 5(Sun.), all the citizens of Fukagawa City and visitors from adjoining cities enjoyed the fireworks for an hour.
Before summer has gone, these fireworks are "the must" for Japanese people.
The fireworks festival costs over five million yen and in some cities in Sorachi sub-prefectural area ask the citizens for donation.
The fireworks shows are in full flourish in summer in each part of Japan. In Sapporo, the local newspaper companies or broadcasting companies pledge to fund the festival but in many small towns, local chambers and commerce collect money and arrange the festival.
After the heavy snow in winter, it is said that the fertile soil brings the bumper crops. Heavy snow in winter destroyed many greenhouses in Sorachi sub-prefectural area last winter, so the start of the process to raise the veggies and crops delayed this year but I cross my fingers and toes for wonderful recovery and bumper crops.
YOTAKA ANDON(lantern) festival is held on August 24(Fri.), 25(Sat.) and 26(Sun.). I guarantee that the festival is one of the most interesting festival in Hokkaido and much more interesting than traveling abroad. Details are at this http://www.town.numata.hokkaido.jp/yotaka albeit only in Japanese. Please visit Numata Town and enjoy this fantabulous lantern festival this weekend!