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Late June to Early August is the Best Time to View Lavender! Farm Tomita Comprehensive Flower Field Guide

Late June to Early August is the Best Time to View Lavender! Farm Tomita Comprehensive Flower Field Guide

Date published: 9 July 2018
Last updated: 11 July 2018

Lavender blooms from late June to early August. The vibrant purple scenery sprawled across Furano is a sign of early summer for Hokkaido. Farm Tomita is one of Hokkaido’s largest tourist attraction site that brings in over 1 million people annually from all over Japan and the world. In this guide we will show you the various beautiful flower fields in Farm Tomita.

Farm Tomita Highlights and Access

Farm Tomita Highlights and Access
In the farm there are over 10 flower fields and gardens, each with a distinct charm. Photo of Irodori Field

Farm Tomita has various beautiful flower fields including the 5 hectare lavender field and other flower gardens. If you plan to visit, we recommend visiting in late June to early August. During this time the flowers in the garden will be in bloom and a colorful sight can be experienced. The peak period for lavender is mid to late July. Don’t miss this period if you plan to view the sight of a hill covered in a purple carpet.

From late June to early August the road to Farm Tomita is crowded, if you plan to drive it is better to set your travel plans earlier as a whole. We recommend taking the train for smoother traveling. It is a 25 minute walk from JR Furano Station to the farm. Also from June to mid-September the special “Furano-Biei Norokko-go” train runs between Asahikawa and Furano. The train stops at the special station Lavender Farm Station, which is a 7 minute walk to Farm Tomita.

Explore the Three Lavender Fields#1. Traditional Lavender Field

Explore the Three Lavender Fields#1. Traditional Lavender Field
The Traditional Lavender Field has been carefully protected since the founding of the farm. The view of Furano Basin from the top of the hill is amazing. Best viewing season is earl to mid-July.

There are three large lavender fields on the farm. The Traditional Lavender Field is the representative one and also the starting point of Farm Tomita. The history of the farm started from here. In mid-July the gentle slope is covered with vibrant purple flowers. Looking down from the hill top, past the purple carpet lies the view of the impressive Tokachi Mountain range and the Furano Basin rural landscape.

#2. Lavender Forest Field on Hill with Two Types of Lavender in Bloom

#2. Lavender Forest Field on Hill with Two Types of Lavender in Bloom
Lavender Forest Field offering a contrast to two types of lavenders. Best viewing season is early to mid-July

The Lavender Forest Field is located further past the hill from the Traditional Lavender Field. There are two types of lavenders that bloom, the Noushi Hayazaki and Okamurasaki. The best viewing season for Noushi Hayazaki is late June and for Okamurasaki it is mid-July. The contrast between the lavenders and the green leaves of the birch trees at the top of the hill is beautiful.

#3. Breathtaking Delicate Gradation! Sakiwai Field Located in the Center of the Farm

#3. Breathtaking Delicate Gradation! Sakiwai Field Located in the Center of the Farm
Sakiwai Field located in the center of Farm Tomita. It was given this name to wish visitors happiness. (The kanji for Sakiwai [倖] is the same character for good fortune / happiness.) Best viewing season is early to mid-July

Located in the center of the farm, Sakiwai Field has 4 types of lavenders planted here. Okamurasaki, Noushi Hayazaki, Yotei, and Hanamoiwa creates a delicate gradation. Also located 4km to the east of here is Lavender East, which produces ingredients for perfumes. The never ending purple view is impressive! This section is only open in July, you can also take the Lavender Bus that goes through the field. (Bus fee: adult 200 yen, elementary school student and below 100 yen)

Many Flowers Other Than Lavender!
Other Non-Lavender Flower Fields #1 - Hanabito Field

Many Flowers Other Than Lavender! 
Other Non-Lavender Flower Fields #1 - Hanabito Field
Close to the large bus parking lot and the first field visible from the entrance is the Hanabito Field. Best viewing season is early July to late September.

At the farm there are a variety of flowers grown other than lavenders. A pleasant view is offered throughout the seasons with various flowers. At the entrance of the farm is the Hanabito Field. When Hokkaido finally enters spring in May, grape hyacinth and viola start to bloom. From early supper to autumn red and yellow flowers such as marigold and silver cock’s comb start to fill the fields. There are shops and cafes near the Hanabito Field, offering a place to relax and view the flowers.

Other Non-Lavender Flower Fields #2 - Irodori Field Spread across a Gentle Slope

Other Non-Lavender Flower Fields #2 - Irodori Field Spread across a Gentle Slope
Flowers planted at Irodori Field looks like a rainbow. Best viewing season is mid to late July

Irodori Field is spread along a gentle sloped hill. When in full bloom the various color flowers such as lavender, red poppies, pink garden catchflies and white baby’s breath fill the slope like a rainbow. With late blooming flowers, the best viewing season is the latter half of July.

Other Non-Lavender Flower Fields #3 - Spring Field and Autumn Field

Other Non-Lavender Flower Fields #3 - Spring Field and Autumn Field
Cute flowers such as poppy and lupine are grown in Spring Field. The best viewing season is early to mid-June
Various colorful flowers such as marigold are grown at Autumn Field. Best viewing season early July to late September

Spring Field and Autumn Field are located next to Sakiwai Field. At the Spring Field, flowers start blooming in mid-May when it’s still chilly. Northern flowers such as Iceland poppies and lupine are grown here. These cute flowers will be blooming along the lavender season of late June to early July. The Autumn Field starts to bloom when the Spring Field starts to fade. Various flowers such as beach rose, scarlet sage and marigold are in bloom until early October when it starts to snow.

Many Unique Flower Fields like the Hilltop Field that Started in 2017

Many Unique Flower Fields like the Hilltop Field that Started in 2017
Hilltop Field is a flower field surrounded by trees. Best viewing season is mid to late July

Hilltop Field was established in 2017. It is located at the highest point of the hill on the farm and flowers such as mustard flower, red and white poppy are planted here. Also there are flower fields with different concepts like the Forest Field which creates a beautiful contrast between the flower field and green on the trees, and the Green House that has lavenders in bloom outside the summer season.

Fee: Free Entrance
Hours: 9 AM ~ 7 PM (will vary depending on season and facility)
Closed: None
Access: 25 minute walk from JR Furano Station

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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