The MUST GO Lavender Farms in Hokkaido
You may have discovered some of the beautiful lavender farms in England and France, however visiting lavender farms in Hokkaido is one experience you should fulfill when visiting Japan during the summer months. The best time to go is in July as it is the flower blooming time for lavender in Furano. Don’t miss out the lavender ice cream sold at the Farm Tomita, they are cool and delicious! They also serve Yubari King melon flavoured soft ice cream, a famous top grade melon in Japan which was sold at auction for 3 million yen (about £21,500) for a pair this year.
Lavender Farms in Furano, Hokkaido
The colourful rainbow at Farm Tomita in Furano
Credit: Farm Tomita
Nakafurano Lavender Festival
There is a Nakafurano Lavender Festival in July each year. Spend a couple of days in the area and watch the spectacular 400 years old traditional hand-held firework celebration ceremony.
Credit: Nakafurano Town