The Furano Beckons
The Furano was a trip on my bucket list. The colours were just awesome. The town of Biei is a town located in Kamifurano, Hokkaido, Japan and is at the foot of the Tokachidake Mountain Range (Daisetsuzan National Park) is represented by its spectacular floral views in areas such as ‘Patchwork Road’, Shikisai-no-oka” and Zerubu Hills. The total area is 677.16 km². Shikisai-no-oka is a littlehill farm and is also known locally as the Flower Paradise. The farm covers a total of 7 hectares and tourists can choose to ride on the tractors to see the whole farm. One can view about 30 various species of flowers, from lavender, sunflowers, lupine, and cosmos. April- October are the best months to visit.
Farm Tomita is located in Nakafurano, Hokkaido. Spanning a total of 10 hectare and divided into 6 different flower fields, it is made up of over 100 types of flowers including lavender, poppy, sage and more! Apart from lavender fields, the farm has a small factory producing lavender essential oils. The Rokugo lookout is in the Rokugo area. These are some of the regions I covered. There is likely more to be explored.
Lavender fields or sunflower fields beckon too, depending on the month you visit. Spider crabs, flower crabs and other fresh seafood abounds. Sweet crunchy corn and succulent melons (eaten best with sake) are not to be missed.
Images from Shikisai-no-oka
Images from Farm Tomita
Images from Zerubu Hills
Images from Rokugu Lookout