- November 24th, 2016
[Miyama Pass Lavender Garden in Kamifurano] Lavender Field with Tokachidake Mountain Range as Backdropon
- Miyama Pass
- Miyama Pass Lavender Garden
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Miyama Pass (深山峠) is a pass along Furano National Route (National Route 237) in Kami-furano town located in the southeastern direction of Asahikawa city, and the altitude is about 300 m. Miyama Pass Observation Deck (深山峠展望台) is built, too, and Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) and Daisetsuzan Mountain Range can be seen from the viewing platform. It is said that July is the best season that the lavender is in full bloom in particular. Except the observation deck, There is Miyama-toge Art Park (深山峠アートパーク) with Trick Art Museum, a ferris wheel and a product promotion center.
Art works using optical illusion are displayed at the Trick Art Museum, and the admission fee is JPY 1300. Visitors can touch the art works with their hand, and cameras are allowed at the building. It seems to be popular for an instagrammable spot. The Ferris Wheel “Tokachidake Art View” with the hight of 50 m has a good view, and a standard ticket is JPY 600. It takes about 11 minutes to go a trip. * It opens from April to November. The product promotion center has Miyama Ice Cream Studio (深山アイス工房), Art Experience Corner (アート体験コーナー), BBQ (バーベキュー), Bakery Studio “Hana-kanmuri” (パン工房「花かんむり」) and a souvenir shop, and the visitors can enjoy eating, drinking and experience programs. THere are a parking lot and a public restroom on the site, too.
The distance is around 8 km away from the center of the Kami-furano, and restraunts and cafes such as Omoide-no-Furano (想い出のふらの), Table Top (テーブルトップ), Fujien (藤宴), Yamaichi (ヤマイチ) and coffee & bread En (えん) are built around the hilltop of the Miyama Pass. Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (四季彩の丘) is relatively near here. Speaking of the tasty restraunts in the Kami-furano, Mansaku (まん作) and Barbecue Restaurant “Hide” (焼肉秀) are popular in particular. I ate buckwheat noodles at the Mansaku, and those were tasty. By the way, a bus stop that Furano Bus “Express Lavender-go (ラベンダー号)” runs between Asahikawa and Furano is near here.
Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (四季彩の丘) is a tourist farm in Biei town located in the southeastern direction of Asahikawa city, and there are fields and flower fields on hillsides, and it is well-known for enjoying typical views of Hokkaido such as colorful flowers with Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) as a backdrop. The flower fields can be savored from a spring to an autumn, and a snow tubing or a snowmobile can be played in a winter. There are Restaurant “Flox Hall” that soup curry has a good reputation, a shop, a souvenir shop, a restroom, Alpaca Ranch (アルパカ牧場) and a parking lot on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. * They accept JPY 200, a donation, for flower field maintenance. As for the Alpaca Ranch, admission is JPY 500. Flower Fields No Trespassing ! Read More
Mansaku (まん作) is a famous buckwheat noodles restraunt in Kami-furano town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. There is a building near the Miharashidai park (見晴台公園). It was founded in 2004. They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and became more popular. Read More
Express Bus “Furano-go” (高速ふらの号) runs between Sapporo and the Furano, and Express Bus “Lavender-go” (ラベンダー号) runs between Asahikawa and the Furano. In addition, North Liner, an express bus, is in service between the Asahikawa and Obihiro, and stop in the Furano or Biei, too, so people can move more rapidly than common transportation facilities. In the Furano and Biei, some rent-a-car companies open a business, so tourists can drive a rental car.
Furano and Biei
Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of “From the north country (北の国から)” that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Read More
Miyama Pass Lavender Garden
Miyama Pass Lavender Garden (深山峠ラベンダーオーナー園) is an owner system lavender field around the top of the Miyama Pass, and is cuts off the national route, and is opposite to the Omoide-no-Furano. The observation deck is built to see the Tokachidake Mountain Range and a pastoral scenery, and those go well with purple lavenders. Except July that the lavenders are in full bloom, only the view can be enjoyed. Admission free. A tourist information office is on the observatory, too. A parking lot is not on the site, and visitors can park their cars at the Omoide-no-Furanoor the Miyama-toge Art Park.
They recruit owners that pay JPY 10,000 to keep the lavender field. If people become the owners, there seem to be various privilege, for example, people’s names are posted on the lavender field, and people can get gifts. Only 500 limited units, Please sign up it as soon as possible if you want to become the owners in that year.
Atmosphere of Miyama Pass Lavender Garden Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided * Visitors can park their cars at Omoide-no-Furano and Trick Art Museum|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||349 639 786*47|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Furno and the Biei. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Furano is here
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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