- July 17th, 2014
[Farm Tomita in Naka-furano] Calpico Jelly Combined Calpico with Lavender
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. Original sweets and souvenirs are sold at Hanabito House (花人の舎), Potpourri House (ポプリの舎), Sakiwai Trail Petit Shop (倖の小路), Poppy House (ポピーの舎), Forest House (森の舎), Rapport House (ラポートの舎) and Arbe house (アルブの舎). A lot of woods are used in the each houses, so the warmth of the woods is felt. My visted shop is a food stall beside the Rapport House. It is close to a parking lot.
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
Biei and Furano
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. Article is here
Lavender Calpico Jelly
Various sweets using lavender such as Lavender Milk Candy (ラベンダーミルクキャンディー), Lavender Macaron (ラベンダーマカロン) and Lavender Soft Serve Ice Cream (ラベンダーソフトクリーム) were sold here, and I could not resist taking an interest in a color of Lavender Calpico Jelly (ラベンダーカルピスゼリー). The price was JPY 250.
The Color of the Lavender Calpico Jelly drawn on a signboard was more vivid blue color than in really life, so I expected dark blue. However, I was a bit disappointing that the blue color changed to light blue. By the way, an upper layer was a calpico jelly, and a lower layer was a lavender jelly. Those were tasty! Light refreshing taste spread out in my mouth. It was good to be not too sweet. Thanks for the tasty jelly!
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (180 Cars)|
|Business hours||From May to September 09:00-17:00 * It changes depending on seasons|
|Regular closing day||From October to Late April|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||349 276 860*65|
A page of Biei and Furano is here
Biei and Furano
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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