Furano, the Navel of Hokkaido (so called because of its location in the center of Hokkaido) is very popular with tourists from Japan and also other Asian countries in Summer. It is a perfect day trip from Hokkaido's biggest city Sapporo. Especially in July when the lavender fields are in full blossom it is the perfect time to visit Farm Tomita, the biggest lavender farm in Furano.
We were traveling by plane from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Sapporo New Chitose Airport. Our LCC (low-cost carrier) was a relatively new Japanese one called Vanilla Air. I have written a review about the flight and if you are interested I welcome you to have a look. It only takes about 2 hours to get from Tokyo to Sapporo by plane, so it is the best option to each Hokkaido.
From Sapporo Airport we rented a car and drove to Furano. The ride took roughly 2 hours and was quite pleasant.
The biggest and most famous farm is Farm Tomita with a wide area of lavender, but also other flower fields. So, it is not only beautiful in July when the Furano lavender is in blossom but also in the other summer months.
We stayed in Furano for one night. The best place to do it is the Furano Prince Hotel. While getting on in years it is still one of the best options in Furano. The rooms are clean and the dinner consists of a big buffet with Hokkaido crabs and other delicacies. A Japanese breakfast is included.
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