What is better than a summer’s day?
Patient and colourless, though Heaven’s gold
Waits to float through them along with the sun.
The uneasy wind rises; the roses are dun;
Through the long twilight they pray for the dawn,
Round the lone house in the midst of the corn,
Speak but one word to me over the corn,
Over the tender, bow’d locks of the corn.
– Abstracts from ‘Summer Dawn’ by William Morris
If there is one thing that screams “summer” it’s the taste of a refreshing cold ice cream that chases away the day’s simmering heat. Though I’ve tasted some unique flavours from cherry blossom to whitebait fish, the best thing is to head up north to Hokkaido where the cows roam free producing the best dairy products in Japan.
It’s one of my goals to travel to both ends of Japan and Sapporo’s natural beauty and refreshing cool summer breeze is the perfect get away from the sticky heat of Tokyo. If I could recommend a place, Shiroi Koibito Park (yes, that famous white chocolate biscuit’s factory is also a fun park) has beautiful rose gardens set in an European style mini village that’s great for photos and a relaxing day out. It’s like I’ve died and went to dessert heaven!
What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
Until Next Time!