- November 24th, 2016
[Saika-no-Sato in Nakafurano] Lavender Field Spreads over on Hillside
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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.
Here is on the other side of a hill from the center of the Nakafurano, and restraunts, cafes, and a convenience store are built there. Farm Tomita (ファーム富田) and Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden (北星山ラベンダー園) are relatively near here.
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 ! Read More
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 ! Read More
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. Read More
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 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. Read More
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. 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
The lavender, Marigold, the Sage and Sunflower bloom on the hillside with elevation difference of about 40 m, and walks are built, too. The observatoion deck is built around the hilltop, and flowers and a pastoral scenery can be looked over. The views are very good. The time it takes to look around colorful flowers on the hillsides is around 1 hours. You may be tired because of a difference of elevation, so you should wear comfortable shoes. They pay a lot of attention to a shooting place for wedding photography, and new makeup room is built, too.
It features that 8 types of the lavenders such as Yotei (ようてい), Hanamoiwa (はなもいわ), Noshi (濃紫), Okamurasaki (おかむらさき), Okamusaraski Shiro (おかむらさき白), Nirisawa (なりさわ), Noshi Pink (濃紫ピンク) and Lavandin (ラバンジン) are cultivated. Only Saika-no-Sato has a lot of the types in the Nakafurano. In, addition, visitors can try cutting off the lavenders for fee. Lavender pure essential oil has a good reputation, too.
Atmosphere of Saika-no-Sato Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (180 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||From October to May|
|Home page||Home page of SSVR7 is here, Home page of Sasaki Farm is here|
|Mapcode||349 244 326*26|
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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