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[Flax Flowers in Tobetsu] A Nyriad of Bloomed Lovely Flax Flowers Are Scattered in A Day

July 19th, 2017

Flax Flowers

Flax Flowers (亜麻の花) bloom in late June in Tobetsu town located in the northeast part of Sapporo city. The Tobetsu is a main producing district of the Flax in Japan, and tourists can see the Flax Flowers at the outside of the flax fields. The best time to see is from late June to mid July. The Flax Flowers bloom only in the forenoon, and the bloomed Flax Flowers are scattered just in a day. Lovely small light blue flowers make me even feel melancholy, too. But I guess that the flaxes are the strong life force because a nyriad of the Flax Flowers bloom everyday. By the way, a parking lot is not provided at each fields.
Information of Flax Flowers in Tobetsu (Japanese language)

Flax Flowers
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu

Movie of Flax Flower Fields

Flax Flowers
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu

Speaking of the Tobetsu, the Tobetsu has 8 golf cources for some reason. If you look at a google map, you can see the Tobetsu is crowded with the golf cources. As for tasty restaurants in the Tobetsu, Kabato Seimenjo (かばと製麺所), Kimikage (きみかげ), Honke Nakamura (本家なかむら), Bakery Nordessen (ノルトエッセン), Restaurant Ari and Sobakiri Takajin (そば切り 高陣) are popular in particular. As for onsen, Nakagoya Onsen (中小屋温泉), Kananosawa Natural Onsen (金の沢天然温泉) and Futomimeisen Manyo-no-Yu (ふとみ銘泉 万葉の湯) are famous.

Nakagoya Onsen

Nakagoya Onsen (中小屋温泉) is a hot spring place in Tobetsu town located in the northeastern part of Sapporo city. The hot spring was discovered in 1894. Only Nakagoya Onsen Kiku-no-En (中小屋温泉 きくの園) surrounded by trees is built near Honnakahoya Station (本中小屋駅). The distance is around 12 km away from the center of the Tobetsu, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Kabato Seimenjo (かばと製麺所), a famous Udon noodle shop, and Kimikage (きみかげ), a famous bakery, are a little away from here. Speaking of the Tobetsu, it is well-known for Flax Flowers, and those are in full bloom from late June to mid July. In addition, the Tobetsu has 8 golf cources for some reason. If you look at a google map, you can see the Tobetsu is crowded with the golf cources. Article is here

Public Bathhouse
Nakagoya Onsen

Kananosawa Natural Onsen

Kananosawa Natural Onsen (金の沢天然温泉) is a hot spring place in Tobetsu town located in the northeast part of Sapporo city. Only Kaitaku Fukuro-no-Yu (開拓 ふくろふ乃湯) adjacent to Kanazawa Shrine (金沢神社) is built at the end of a road with about 200 m in length in front of Ishikari Kanazawa Station (石狩金沢駅), and is relatively near the Sapporo, but it has an atomosphere like secret onsen, so a lot of onsen lovers come. Restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around the building. But there is Bakery Nordessen near here. In addition, Kabato Seimenjo, a famous Udon noodle shop, is a little away from here. Speaking of the Tobetsu, it is well-known for Flax Flowers, and those are in full bloom from late June to mid July. In addition, the Tobetsu has 8 golf cources for some reason. If you look at a google map, you can see the Tobetsu is crowded with the golf cources. Article is here

Outdoor Bath
Kananosawa Natural Onsen

Kabato Seimenjo

Kabato Seimenjo (かばと製麺所) is a self-service udon noodle restraunt in Tobetsu located in the northeast part of Sapporo and has opened a business since 2011, and is famous for always lines. In a winter, it close a business and opens Mandegan Gaiden (まんでがん外伝) in Sapporo. They open a business in Tobetsu in a summer and open a business in Sapporo in the winter. Mr. Kenichi Hashimoto (橋本憲一), a restraunt owner, trained a cooking at famous Udon restraunt Ikegami Seimenjo (池上製麺所) in Kagawa Prefecture, so customers can enjoy the genuine taste of Kagawa udon in Hokkaido. He takes his ingredients produced in Tobetsu seriously, and they use wheat flour Kitahonami (きたほなみ) produced in Tobetsu and a lot of vegetables produced in Tobetsu for tempura. Article is here

Cold Udon Served with Concentrated Broth Is Topped with Tenpura
Udon Noodles -Kabato Seimenjo in Tobetsu-

Flax Flower Fields

Hokkaido Flax Festival is held from 07:00 to 13:00 in early July, and the time is just blooming Flax Flowers. By the way, there are some flax fields to see in the Tobetsu, but the flax fields are changed every year, so the flax fields are a little hard to find. I found 3 flax fields in 4 flax fields when I visited the Tobetsu in July 12, 2017. A mark is a flag written "Flax Field (亜麻畑)". In addition, different numbers of the flags stand depending on the flax fields. I guess that numbers of the flags mean a grade of the best time to see.

5 Flags Stand around Flax Field
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Look of Flax Field
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
A Nyriad of Flax Flowers
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax Flowers from Top
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax from Side
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax Flowers
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu

In the Japan, only the Hokkaido with cool climate is suitable for growth of the flax. The flax are cultivated in the Tobetsu, Date and Assabu, around the Tobetsu. Cool climate regions such as France, Belgium, Netherlands, Russia and Canada are main producing districts of the Flax in the world, so the southern land of the Hokkaido with a lot of humidity is not suitable for the growth of the flax. The Flax is raw materials of linen used for clothers and towels or linseed oil. In addition, Flax seeds are edible, and are good for you.

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2 Flags Stand around Flax Field
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Look of Flax Field
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax Field from Top
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax Field
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax Flowers
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Another Field Is Good, Too
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
A Flag Stands around Flax Field
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu
Flax Field Is Hard to Find
Flax Flowers in Tobetsu

Atmosphere of Flax Flowers Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Flax Flowers

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A free parking is not provided
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-133-23-3073
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode -

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Tobetsu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Futomi Meisen Manyo-no-Yu(ふとみ銘泉 万葉の湯)
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Hokkaiya Ryokan(北海屋旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Business Hotel ANDO(ビジネスホテルANDO)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Fujiya Ryokan(富士屋旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Mikuniya Ryokan(みくにや旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Tappu-no-Yu(たっぷの湯)
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