Tales of my Tongari town

vol.20 The best cherry blossom spot where everyone gathers

In 2019, we started the project “Team Tongari” in collaboration with Cape Erimo Tongari Road Wide-area Cooperation Council and Hokkaido Camera Girls’ Association.

Team Tongari has been working on a project to promote the charms of Urakawa, Samani, Erimo, and Hiroo through photography and words to supplement them.

“Team Tongari” was initiated by a group of camera-loving local girls.

23 women living in Tongari Road area have been taking photographs while rediscovering the beauty of their hometowns.
“Tales of my Tongari town” is a new series of reports about the team’s recent discoveries of local gems of Tongari Road.

Starting from the 10th issue, we will introduce “people, objects, and things” that our members would like to recommend to you.

vol.20 Hiroo
The best cherry blossom spot where everyone gathers

Tokachi Shrine has a history of well over 300 years.

Ezo-yamazakura cherry trees are planted at Tokachi Shrine. From late April to early May, when the cherry blossoms are at their best, local residents and visitors enjoy admiring the blossoms.

Despite the shrine’s location in the city, deer congregate there in the very early morning.

There may be a chance to take a lovely collaboration photo of the cherry blossoms and the deer!

There is also a small playground adjacent to the shrine. It is a wonderful place to enjoy the cherry blossoms where everyone, from children to the elderly, can get together.

Spot Information

・Tokachi Shrine
Place:1-13, Moyoro, Hiroo-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido
TEL: 01558-2-2063

Photos・Written by

Mami(Hiroo/Team Tongari)

I have lived in Hiroo Town for 25 years.

I love people, and I am very happy to have met so many different people since I started photography.

The location information is also available on Google Map as “Tales of my Tongari town”!

Thank you for enjoying this series of stories.
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