• June 16th, 2015
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[Popura Farm Head Office in Naka-furano] Santa-no-Hige Has Soft Serve Ice Cream on Flesh of Melon

Popura Farm

Popura Farm (ポプラファーム) is a Santa-no-Hige (サンタのヒゲ * Santa Claus's Beard) specialty store in Naka-furano town located in the southern part of Asahikawa city. Furano Kaihatsu corp. (有限会社フラノ開発) runs it, and Ms. Shigeko Nagao (長尾 茂子) is a company president. The head office is in the Naka-furano, and a branch opens a business in Otaru. I guess that you may not know what the Santa-no-Hige is. It is a type of sweets put soft serve ice cream on a flesh of melon. Since smooth waved curves of the appearance looks like the Santa Claus's Beard, so I suppose that its looks is the origin of the name. But it becomes noted sweets of Furano district now.

Appearance of Building
Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-

Movie of Popura Farm

My visited place is the head office facing National Route 237, and it is next to SPA and HOTELRESORT FURANO LA TERRE (ふらのラテール), and is near Farm Tomita and Nishinaka Station. A large parking lot is provided, and a monument of the Santa-no-Hige is built in front of the store. The store is large, and all seats are table seats, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Model of Santa-no-Hige in Front of Store
Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-
Look of Store
Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-

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 ! Read More

Irodori Field
Furano Lavender Farm Tomita
Lines of Lavender
Furano Lavender Farm Tomita Lavender East

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.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Furano and the Sapporo or the Asahikawa, and North Liner, an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the Obihiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Furano
    Jalan
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Furano to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Furano to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Asahikawa to Furano
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near Furano Station.
    Jalan
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their offices are at Furano Station and Biei Station.
    Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is near Furano Ski Resort Kitanomine Zone.
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    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

    Biei Scenery
    Biei Hills

    Santa-no-Hige

    I visited here to eat such a famous dessert around 10:00 on a weekday. I entered the store, and some types of the Santa-no-Hige were served. A milk flavored soft serve ice cream seemed to be most popular, but I wanted to eat a melon flavored soft serve ice cream, so I ordered a santa-de-mix (サンタデミックス) mixed the melon flavor with the milk flavor. The price was JPY 1200.

    Santa-no-Hige from Top
    Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-

    The diameter of a half-melon was around 10 cm. The swirl soft serve ice cream of around 15 cm height was put on a flesh of the half-melon. Typical foods of Hokkaido were combined into the dessert, and it had quite a lot of impact. Because the bottom of the half-melon was round, it was easy to fall down, so I ate the Santa-no-Hige while supporting with my hand.

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

    I had a bite immediately, and that was very sweet. It was tasty! Besides, it melted steadily because the soft serve ice cream was fresh. I ate greedily it, and at last reached to the flesh of the half-melon. I enjoyed eating the melon produced in Furano. Thanks for the tasty soft serve!

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    Soft Serve Ice Cream Is in Flesh of Melon
    Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-
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    I Have Finished Eating Flesh of Melon
    Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-
    Parking lot Parking is provided (100 Cars)
    Business hours From April to October 09:00-17:00
    From December to March 10:30-15:30
    Regular closing day From December to March Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    Telephone number +81-167-44-2033
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 349 308 809*26

      List of Activities

      In the Furano and Biei, some types of activities can be enjoyed. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Saroma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Hot Air Balloon and Motor Paraglider

      Movie of Hot Air Balloon


      Leisure Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
      Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
      MPG Sorachi(MPGそらち)
      Jalan

      Guided Cycling Tour and Rental Cycling

      Movie of Cycling Tour


      Urespa Furano(ウレシパ・フラノ)
      Guided Cycling Tour Biei(Guided cycling Tour美瑛)
      ASOVIEW
      Terashima Shokai(寺島商会)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Terashima Shokai(松浦商店)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Takikawa Cycle(滝川サイクル)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Uno Shoten(宇野商店)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Gaido-no-Yamagoya(ガイドの山小屋)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan

      Catching Stag Beetles Activity

      M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
      Jalan

      Experience Activities

      Farms Chiyoda Fureai Ranch(ファームズ千代田 ふれあい牧場)
      ASOVIEW
      Furano Jam Garden(ふらのジャム園)
      ASOVIEW
      Yuika(ゆい菓)
      ASOVIEW
      Tada Farm(多田農園)
      ASOVIEW
      Resort Inn North Country(リゾートインノースカントリー)
      Domaine Raison(ドメーヌレゾン)
      ASOVIEW
      Kaiku Kiln(皆空窯)
      ASOVIEW
      Matsuka Farm(松家農園)
      ASOVIEW

      Nature Guided Tour

      Biei Shirogane Nature Club(美瑛・白金ネイチャークラブ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Furano Nature School(富良野自然塾)

      Canoe and Rafting

      Movie of Canoe


      Movie of Rafting


      Little Tree(リトル・トリー)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Lesuire Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
      Kawanoko Rafting(かわのこラフティング)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
      ASOVIEW
      Sportpia Furano(スポートピアふらの)
      Gakkeisha(楽渓社)
      Jalan
      Floating Leaf(フローティングリーフ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Navo(ナヴォ)
      Jalan
      M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
      Wokkys(ウッキーズ)
      Jalan

      Snow Activity

      Movie of Snow Activity


      White Koala(ホワイトコアラ)
      Jalan

      Pond Smelt Fishing

      Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


      Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan

      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.

      Naka-furano

        Log Cottage Himawari(ログコテージ ひまわり)
        Kitaboshi(きたぼし)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Nakafurano-sanso(民宿 なかふらの山荘)
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        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
        Shiki-no-Yado KIZUNA(四季の宿KI・ZU・NA)
        Booking
        Rakuten
        Guest House Kaki no Ie(ゲストハウス 柿の家)
        HP
        Jalan
        Farm Inn Dococa Farm(ファームインどこか農場)
        Bungalow Village Chouette(バンガローヴィレッジ シュエット)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Guesthouse Akane-yado(ゲストハウス 夕茜舎(あかねやど))
        Element(Element)
        Country Cottage Wakiaiai(カントリーコテージ和樹あい愛)
        Pension Ayumu(ペンション歩)
        HP
        Booking
        Jalan
        Pension Yamasan(ペンションやま山)
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Hoshinitegatodokuoka Campsite(星に手のとどく丘キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Forest Park Campsite(森林公園キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Furano

          Furano Prince Hotel(富良野プリンスホテル)
          New Furano Prince Hotel(新富良野プリンスホテル)
          Hotel Naturwald Furano(ホテル ナトゥールヴァルト富良野)
          Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
          Ituka Furano e(バリアフリーの宿 いつか富良野へ)
          Jalan
          New Furano Hotel(ニュー富良野ホテル)
          petit hotel MELON Furano(Petit Hotel MELON 富良野)
          Furano Natulux Hotel(富良野 ナチュラクス ホテル)
          Furano Shochiku-so(富良野 松竹荘)
          HP
          Booking
          Jalan
          Tabi-no-Yado Furarin(たびのやど ふらりん)
          Furano Hotel Bell Hills(ホテル ベルヒルズ)
          Resort Inn North Country(リゾートイン ノースカントリー)
          Minshuku Mutsukari(民宿むつかり(六雁))
          Jalan
          Furano Hotel(フラノ寶亭留)
          Hotel Sunfuraton(ホテル サンフラトン)
          Pension Ashitaya(ペンション あしたや)
          Hostel Tomar(HOSTEL TOMAR)
          Jalan
          Tsuru Apartments(鶴apartment)
          HP
          Ryokan Furusato-so(旅館ふる郷荘)
          HP
          Brick House Furano(BRICK HOUSE ふらの)
          Jalan
          Meguminoyu(岩盤浴 慈の癒(めぐみのゆ))
          HP
          Minshuku Akiba(民宿あきば)
          Pension Young House(ペンション やんぐはうす)
          Log Yukari(ログ由縁(ゆかり))
          Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
          Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
          Booking
          Pension Hoshi Ni Negaiwo(ペンション 星に願いを)
          Chalet Fuyuri(CHALET富遊里)
          Pension Furanui(ペンション フラヌイ)
          Pension Lavender(ペンション ラベンダー)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Minshuku Shokudo Shojikimura(民宿 食堂 正直村)
          Booking
          Phytoncide Morinokaori(フィトンチッド森の香り)
          Pension Gooseberry(ペンション グスベリー)
          Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
          Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
          Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
          Booking
          furano rental house(ふらのレンタルハウス)
          HP
          Jalan

          Kami-furano

            Furano Hops Hotel(富良野ホップスホテル)
            Frontier Furanui Onsen(フロンティア フラヌイ温泉)
            Booking
            Cosmos Farm(コスモス・ファーム)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Pension Landscape Furano(ペンション ランドスケープふらの)
            Tabi-no-Yado Stella(旅の宿 ステラ)
            Booking
            Rakuten
            Daichi-no-Yado Josha(大地の宿 じょう舎)
            Booking
            Rakuten
            woodylife(ウッディライフ)
            Kamifurano Dorakukan(かみふらの道楽館)
            Booking
            Minshuku Hitsuji-no-Uta(洋風民宿 ひつじの詩)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Rakuten
            Pension Kaze-no-Michi(ペンション風の道)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Rakuten
            Guest House Tabi-no-Tochu(ゲストハウス「旅の途中」)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Gufo no Mori Kamifurano(Gufoの森・上富良野)
            Jalan
            Shalom House Kamifurano(シャロームハウス上富良野)
            HP
            Booking
            Jalan
            Hana Shichiyo Cottage(花七曜コテージ)
            Booking
            Tabi-no-Yado Mr.GNU(旅の宿ミスター・ニュー)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Rakuten
            Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Rakuten

            Minami-furano

              Kanayamako Rest Center(かなやま湖保養センター)
              Booking
              Rakuten
              Log Hotel Larch Lake Kanayama(かなやま湖ログホテルラーチ)
              Nanputei(旅籠や れすとらん なんぷてい)
              Kanayamako Automobile Campsite(かなやま湖オートキャンプ場)
              Booking
              Jalan
              Rakuten

              Shimanoshita Onsen

                Highland Furano Hotel(ハイランドふらのホテル)

                Tokachidake Onsen

                  Yumoto Ryounkaku(湯元凌雲閣)
                  Kokuminshukusha Kamihoro-so(国民宿舎カミホロ荘)
                  Furano Shiyuirin(富良野 思惟林)

                  Fukiage Onsen

                    Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakuginso(吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘)
                    Booking
                    Jalan
                    Rakuten
                    Hakuginsomae Campsite(白銀荘前キャンプ場)
                    Booking
                    Jalan
                    Rakuten

                    Biei

                      Hotel Lavenir Biei(ホテル ラヴニール美瑛)
                      Minshuku Cress(民宿クレス)
                      Petit Hotel Pie(プチホテルピエ)
                      Booking
                      Phottage inn Biei(Phottage inn Biei)
                      Jalan
                      Natsumi-no-Sato(ペンション&ギャラリー 菜摘実の里)
                      Jalan
                      Potato Village Biei Poteto-no-Oka(ポテトヴィレッジ 美瑛ポテトの丘)
                      Booking
                      Alp Lodge BIEI(アルプロッジ 美瑛)
                      Booking
                      Country House KAKI(カントリーハウス KAKI)
                      Booking
                      Pension Ken and Mary(ペンション ケンとメリー)
                      Farm Udokusha(ファーム雨読舎)
                      Booking
                      Rakuten
                      Pension Ki-no-Uta(ペンション木のうた)
                      Rakuten
                      Tourist home Cottage Clover(コテージクローバー)
                      HP
                      Jalan
                      Cottage Spoon Valley(スプウン谷のザワザワ村)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Tabibitoyado Kyushokushitsu(旅人宿 給食室)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Farm Pension With You(ファームペンション ウィズユー)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Rakuten
                      Small Inn Konpeiso(小ちゃなお宿こんぺい草)
                      Booking
                      Pension Niji(ペンション 虹)
                      Pension Baku(ペンション麦)
                      Booking
                      Hotel Coro Coro(カントリーハウス CoroCoro)
                      Jalan
                      Auberge Kunsthaus(オーベルジュ クンストハウス)
                      Auberge Adagio(緩.慢 Adagio)
                      Rakuten
                      Biei-no-Yado Hidamari(美瑛B&B 陽だまり)
                      Booking
                      Oka-no-Yado Shiki(美瑛 丘の宿「四季」)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Unenebatake-to-Kumo-no-Tsuki(うねうね畑とくもの月)
                      Jalan
                      Megumiyuki(笑顔咲く宿 めぐみ雪)
                      Rakuten
                      Pension Hoshigaoka(美瑛ペンション 星ヶ丘)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Rakuten
                      Oka-no-Yado Hozuki(美瑛の丘の宿ほおずき)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Rakuten
                      Pension COCORIRE(ペンションココリール)
                      Booking
                      Pension Jacatra(ペンションジャガタラ)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Rakuten
                      Bibaushi Liberty Youth Hostel(美馬牛リバティユースホステル)
                      Booking
                      To-no-Mieruyado Okasenri(塔の見える宿おかせん里)
                      Booking
                      Warakutei(和raku-Tei)
                      HP
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Resort House BIBI(リゾートハウス BIBI)
                      Auberge Ninguruforêt(オーベルジュ ニングルフォーレ)
                      Oyado Ichirin(お宿 一凛)
                      Booking
                      Kunpusha(薫風舎)
                      Booking
                      Jalan
                      Rakuten

                      Shirogane Onsen

                        Mori-no-Ryotei Biei(森の旅亭びえい)
                        Booking
                        Taisestuzan Shirogane Kanko Hotel(大雪山白金観光ホテル)
                        Hotel Park Hills(ホテルパークヒルズ)
                        Yumoto Shirogane Onsen Hotel(湯元白金温泉ホテル)
                        Biei Guesthouse Shirogane-no-Yu(美瑛ゲストハウス 白金の湯)
                        Biei Nature Village Campsite(美瑛自然の村キャンプ場)
                        Booking
                        Jalan
                        Rakuten
                        Shirogane Campsite(白金野営場)
                        Booking
                        Jalan
                        Rakuten
                        Booking.com

                        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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