Photo/IllutrationVisitors walk around colorful moss phlox-filled Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park in Ozora, Hokkaido, on May 14. (Nobuhiro Shirai)

OZORA, Hokkaido--Visitors to a park here in northern Japan will be tickled pink at the dazzling sight of “shibazakura” (moss phlox) in full bloom this week.

The flowers, in red, purple and white as well as pink, are set to reach their peak after May 18 at Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park, located in northeastern Hokkaido, near the Sea of Okhotsk, according to the park management’s forecast.

The colorful blanket effect of the shibazakura covers hilly slopes and other areas, totaling about 10 hectares of the park.

Sightseers had fun running through the slopes and snapping photographs to capture their beauty on May 14.