We followed the signs featuring a little cartoon character holding pink moss up a hill. As we curved around the last bend and approached the carpark, the Takinoue Pink Moss Park revealed itself to us – an entire undulating sea of pink, spotted with the contrasting green of the trees – a sight to behold.
On closer inspection, the pink “moss” was not any sort of moss at all, but rather tiny flowers, layer upon layer of it in such density which lent the landscape a bold colour, coming in full force as if knowing that each of them couldn’t have evoked the same response on their own.
The Kamiyubetu Tulip Park is situated in Yubetsu town on the Northeast front of Hokkaido, facing the Okhotsk sea. We were driving in the area keeping our eyes peeled for the place, but really we didn’t have to- because it was a huge 7-hectare garden flooded in rows on rows of colours and windmill features- and that, is pretty darn hard to miss.
During Springtime, from May to early June, the garden is covered in over a million tulips of 120 varieties, and with flowers stretching to as far as the eyes can see, I wouldn’t say it’s all that hard to believe.