The largest coastal grassland in Japan, facing the Sea of Okhotsk, is abloom with seasonal wildflowers every year. The Wakka Wild Flower Garden is home to over 300 different species of flower, blazing across the plains in a rainbow of colors, especially in spring and summer. Some of the unique varieties include ezo engosaku (corydalis ambigua, a blue tuberous poppy) in spring, the Siberian lily and rugosa rose in summer and the common glasswort in autumn. The garden is also a breeding ground for a range of wild birds, including the Siberian Rubythroat, African Stonechat, and Black-faced Bunting. For the ultimate experience, try an oceanside bike ride alongside the vast, scented flower beds, where you hope you’ll catch these birds flittering among the flora.
Wakka Wild Flower Garden
Lake Saroma, Sakaeura, Tokoro-cho, Kitami, Hokkaido