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[Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden in Nakafurano] Lavender Field Can Be Enjoyed by Ski Lift

November 24th, 2016

Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden

Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden (北星山ラベンダー園) is a flower garden in Nakafurano town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is originally a ski resort on the mountainside of Mt. Hokuseiyama with an altitude of about 310 m. In a summer, 4 types of lavenders, Lavandin, Misato Sekka (美郷雪華), Noshi Hayazaki (濃紫早咲) and Okamurasaki (おかむらさき), and flowers such as Poppy and Salvia are planted on a ski slope of around 4 ha, and the difference of elevation is about 100 m, so vertical flower fields can be enjoyed. The beautiful flower season is from late June to early September, and it is said that July is the best season that the lavender is in full bloom in particular. There are a ski hut, a souvenir shop, a parking lot and a public restroom on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Flower Fields No Trespassing !

Ski Resort Turns into Flower Garden
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden

Here is very near the center of the Nakafurano, and restraunts, cafes, and a convenience store are built there. Farm Tomita (ファーム富田) and Saika-no-Sato Sasaki farm (彩香の里佐々木ファーム) are relatively near here. By the way, speaking of the tasty restraunts in the Nakafurano, Auberge erba stella (オーベルジュ エルバステラ), Farm Restaurant Azemichi Yorimichi (ファームレストランあぜ道より道), the Farm Tomita, Yamanaka (やまなか) and Popura Farm (ポプラファーム) are popular in particular. I ate a meal and sweets at the Farm Restaurant Azemichi Yorimichi, the Farm Tomita and the Popura Farm, and those were tasty.

Farm Tomita

Farm Tomita (ファーム富田) is a popular tourist flower garden in Nakafurano town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is a representative lavender farm of Furano that is famous for the lavender. Except the lavender, a lot of colorful flowers are planted, so 1 million tourists visit here every year. * A population of the Nakafurano is around 5000. This farm is open from late April to early November. Thier fields are roughly divived into 2 places, the Farm Tomita and Lavender East, and each places are at a distance. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Temporary Lavender-batake Station (ラベンダー畑駅) is open from June to late October. Flower Fields No Trespassing ! Article is here

Farm Tomita
Furano Lavender Farm Tomita

Saika-no-Sato

Saika-no-Sato (彩香の里) is a tourist flower garden in Nakafurano town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and was choosen as a shooting place for Japanese Movie "LOVE LETTERS at SIXTY". Colorful flowers such as Lavender and Sage are planted on flower field of 6 ha, hillside with an altitude of about 310 m. The Saika-no-Sato was founded by Sasaki Farm in 1988, I do not know the details, but SSVR7 corp that deals with osmetics in South Korea has run since 2014, and the Sasaki Farm seems to maintain the garden as Saika-no-Oka. The Saika-no-Sato is open from June to September, and it is said that July is the best season that the lavender is in full bloom in particular. There are an observation deck, a cafe and restaurant, a souvenir shop, a parking lot and a restroom on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Colorful Flowers
Furano Lavender Saika-no-sato

Lavender Calpico Jelly of Farm Tomita

Farm Tomita (ファーム富田) in Nakafurano town is famous for a lavender field. There were a lot of sweets of lavender, I could not resist taking an interest in color of Lavender Calpico Jelly (ラベンダーカルピスゼリー). The price was JPY 250. Article is here

Lavender Calpico Jelly with 2 Layers
Lavender Calpico Jelly -Farm Tomita in Nakafurano-

Azemichi Yorimichi

Farm Restaurant Azemichi Yorimichi (ファームレストランあぜ道より道) is a popular restaurant near Lavender East of Farm Tomita (ファーム富田のラベンダーイースト) in Kamifurano town. 5 local women farmers wanted visitors to eat their vegetables, and they have opened the restaurant. A characteristic of this restaurant is vegetable after all. Because the visitors can eat the vegetables in a field under Tokachidake mountain range, so the visitors seem to feel having enjoyed Hokkaido. Article is here

Vegetables Curry and Rice
Vegetables Curry and Rice -Azemichi Yorimichi in Kamifurano-

Santa-no-Hige of Popura Farm

Popura Farm Head Office (ポプラファーム本店) is a store specializing in Santa-no-Hige (サンタのヒゲ * Santa Claus's beard) in Nakafurano town. You may not know what the Santa-no-Hige is. In fact, it is sweets that put soft serve ice cream on a flesh of melon. A smooth curve of appearance would look like santa claus's beard. But it becomes noted sweets of Furano district now. I visited the head store in order to eat such famous dessert. Article is here

Soft Serve Ice Cream Melts Immediately Because of Freshness
Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-

Flower Fields

The Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden is the biggest elevation difference of the flower garden in the Nakafurano region. The difference of elevation from the foot of the mountain to an observation deck on the mountainside is around 100 m. Vivid color flowers are planted around the foot of the mountain, and the lavenders are planted around the mountainside. There are 2 ways to reach the mountainside, and one is a ski lift, and the other is on foot. It is a rare tourist attraction to look over the flowers at distance of 333 m in total length from the foot of the mountain to the mountainside. Visitors can savor the bird's-eye lavender. It takes about 7 minutes. A ski lift ticket is JPY 300. As for the hiking, it takes about 20 minutes on the foot. I hiked the mountain, and got tired.

Marigold
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden
Interesting Lines of Color
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden

The observation deck is built on the mountainside, so the lavenders, Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) and a pastoral scenery can be seen. Here is not more crowded with tourists than the Farm Tomita, and the views can be enjoyed on a high place. In addition, On last saturday in July, Lavender Festival and Fireworks Display (なかふらのラベンダーまつり&花火大会) are held before the lavenders are cut down. Only Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden has a good event that both fireworks and lavenders can be enjoyed in the summer night sky.

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Path around Mountainside
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden
View from Mountainside
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden
Observatory Deck on Mountainside
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden
I Look over from Mountainside
Furano Lavender Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden

Atmosphere of Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-16:40
Regular closing day -
Telephone number +81-167-44-2123
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 349 246 875*13

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Log Cottage Himawari(ログコテージ ひまわり)
Kitaboshi(きたぼし)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Nakafuranosanso(民宿 なかふらの山荘)
Jalan
FIRST TRACK INN(ファースト トラック (旅篭))
Furano Resort Orika(富良野リゾート オリカ)
Furano La Terre(SPA & HOTEL RESORT ふらのラテール)
Pension Yasuragi(ペンションやすらぎ)
HP
Booking
Rakuten
Petit Hotel Blaneneige(プチホテル ブランネージュ)
HP
Petit Hotel Blanc Fleur(プチホテル ブランフルール)
HP
Pension and Restaurant La Collina(ペンション&レストラン ラ・コリーナ)
Pension Raclette(ペンション ラクレット)
Jalan
Farm Inn Tomu(ファームイン富夢)
Booking
Jalan
Booking.com

A page of Furano is here

Furano

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