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Lavender fields

Furano and Biei

A carpet of lavender — main attraction of early summer

Furano is one of the “symbolic spots” of Hokkaido. The area became popular among many Japanese people as the location of a two-decade-long TV drama series called Kita no Kuni kara (“From a north country”). In summer, the lavender fields “colorize” Furano. State Route 237 connecting Furano and Biei is known by its nickname “Hanabito Kaido 237” (“Flower Lovers’ Road 237”) for its many unique lavender fields. The gently rolling plains are covered with the fragile beauty of lavend

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Different lavender farms

According to local lore, cultivation of lavender in the Furano area began around 1955. Earlier, it was only grown by a few farm families to extract oil of lavender for scent. Then, as the fields expanded, the lavender landscape of Furano gradually grew into a celebrated Hokkaido specialty. You can see many lavender farms fields along the streets of Furano. Among those, Farm Tomita is one of the oldest. From this hilltop farm, traditional lavender fields spread out across the countryside toward Furano Basin and Tokachidake Mountain Range. Today, some souvenir shops along Hanbito Kaido 237 sell lavender potpourri and soap.

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Discover original Hokkaido beyond Furano and Biei

After enjoying the lavender fields, why don’t you drive further to explore the outskirts of Furano and Biei and beyond? You can see hilly terrain and begin to encounter the truly majestic Hokkaido landscape. Endless horizons, stands of poplar trees, scenery like picture postcards; cows and horses browsing slowly in pasture land, etc. Like a series of movie locations, mesmerizingly beautiful scenic views spread before your eyes in a magnificent panorama. Blooming flowers in spring are surely attractive, but the verdant greenery of summer, the golden harvests of autumn, and the snowy grounds of winter are also fascinating for faraway visitors to Hokka1ido.

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For reference

  • Address
    Naka-furano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido
    Kami-furano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido
    Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
  • Telephone
  • Open
  • Charge
  • Recommended seasons
    mid-July to mid-August
  • Web Sites


About 1 hour by bus from Asahikawa Airport to Furano Station
Access to the nearest airport (Asahikawa Airport)
  • From Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) - 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • From Chūbu Centrair International Airport- 2 hours
  • From New Kansai International Airport - 1 hour and 45 minutes


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