Lavender Field, Farm Tomita, Tokachidake mountain range, Local sake Horafuki, Japanese rural landscape, Norokko Train, Hitsuji no Oka

For lavender fields in Hokkaido, Nakafurano-cho's Farm Tomita, and Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden are popular spots.There are rural landscapes all over Nakafurano with its agricultural industry at its center. The land becomes a canvas of colors changing with the varied produce from season to season.Please visit, whether or you come from Sapporo, Asahikawa or Furano.

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Nakafurano Tourist Information

Nakafurano Tourism Association
9-1, Motomachi, Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

Nakafurano-cho Town Hall Planning Division
9-1, Motomachi, Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

Interest in NaKafurano
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Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden

■ Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden
The lavender garden spreads to Hokuseiyama in the western part of Nakafurano-cho.
You can enjoy the colorful flowers not only lavender, but sage and sunflowers.
A superb view overlooking the Tokachidake mountain range can be seen when ascending by lift.


■ Misatosekka
White lavender can only be found here in Hokkaido. It was a gift from Misato-cho in Akita prefecture.

Nakafurano melon

■ Nakafurano melon
Nakafurano-cho is the production center of Hokkaido's leading melon. It has a high sugar content orange flesh, and an unrivaled melt away texture.


■ Cycling
Relaxed cycling in the nature of Hokkaido. The Biei area in Furano has a recommended cycling course for tourists and road sign.

Tokachidake mountain range and Rural Scenery

■Tokachidake mountain range
 and Rural Scenery
The rural scenery of Tokachidake mountain range and the Furano Basin stretching on forever. Being able to see such scenery combined with lavender is only available here.

Nakafurano Shinrin Park

■ Nakafurano Shinrin Park
In spring you can see cherry blossoms and tulips, and in fall you can see the red autumn leaves. It is the perfect place to take a leisurely walk through nature.

Clean Rice

■ Clean Rice
Nakafurano clean rice is grown in the fertile earth of Nakafurano with clean air, and low pesticides.


■ Curry
The healthy Nakafurano vegetable curry which uses rice and vegetables from primarily from Nakafurano-cho.

Nakafurano-cho HOMEPAGE


Town of Flowers, Fragrances and Flavors - Nakafurano-cho Introduction

Mascot of Nakafurano-cho, the Lavender Fairy
Mascot of Nakafurano-cho,
the Lavender Fairy

Nakafurano-cho is located almost in the center of Hokkaido, and is a town which is endowed with nature and scenery of the Furano Basin.

It is the treasure house of farm produce in Hokkaido which developed through agriculture and in 1999 was declared the town of clean agriculture promotion since reclamation in 1895, and produces safe high quality farm products.

You can take part in experience-based sightseeing throughout the year with fine food and events in the Nakafurano color at the lavender sightseeing birthplace Farm Tomita which is dotted with lavender fields such as the Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden; the colors such as Tokachidake mountain range and the beautiful rural scenery.

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Summer Sightseeing Lift
Summer Sightseeing Lift

■Public Toilet Information

Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden : Mt. Hokusei public toilet
Farm Tomita : Lavender public toilet

Available period : May 1 - October 31 (Accessible 24 hours)

Nakafurano color

Lavender Purple
Lavender Purple
Summer Sky Blue
Summer Sky Blue
Farmland Green
Farmland Green
Sunflower Yellow
Sunflower Yellow
Orange Sea of Clouds
Orange Sea of Clouds
Autumn Gold
Autumn Gold
Flower Garden Red
Flower Garden Red
Snowscape Silvery White
Snowscape Silvery White

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Climate of Nakafurano

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
Average temperature
-8.8 -8.1 -2.7 5.2 11.7 16.5 20.1 20.9 15.7 8.9 1.8 -5.2 6.3
49.6 37.1 49.4 53.5 66.5 54.5 100.0 148.7 134.8 96.9 105.0 69.3 969.6

Events of Nakafurano

Flower Viewing Tea Party Flower Viewing Tea Party
[April 29, 2022 (Fri.)]

An event holding a tea party while viewing a cherry blossoms every year in spring.
Enjoy the tea set up while taking in Spring, whether you're from out of town or local.
Summer - Lavender Festival & Fireworks Display Lavender Festival & Fireworks Display

The no.1 event of the town that is put together every year at the flowering time of the lavender.
The fireworks going up from the flower garden in particular are unmissable.
Nakafurano Cycling Nakafurano Cycling
[September 25, 2022 (Sun.)]

Cycling event organised by the Nakafurano Tourist Association.
Ride through Nakafurano town, visiting checkpoints.
Local Sake Festival Local Sake Festival

An event where you can enjoy Junmai Sake (Horafuki) made from Nakafurano-cho produced rice (Yukihikari) and handmade dishes.
Winter Festival Winter Festival

A big winter event held at Hokusei Ski Area.
The whole family can enjoy snow statues, snowy slope, game tournament and more.

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Let's go to Nakafurano! Access


■ JR

  • Asahikawa Station - Nakafurano Station
    - Furano Station
  • Sapporo Station - transfer at Takikawa Station
    - transfer at Furano Station - Nakafurano Station
  • Sapporo Station - Takikawa Station
    - Furano Station

■ Bus

  • Sapporo Station Bus Terminal - Furano Station Bus Terminal(Chuo Bus)
    Furano Station - Nakafurano Station (Furano Bus)

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JR Nakafurano Station
JR Nakafurano Station
JR Lavender Farm Station (provisional train station)
JR Lavender Farm Station
(provisional train station)
Furano Biei Norokko Train (seasonal service)
Furano Biei Norokko Train
(seasonal service)

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Meals, fine food, and special products of Nakafurano

Nakafurano melon

Green asparagus



Clean Rice

Local sake Horafuki

Sake lees sweets

Vegetable Dressing

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Sightseeing base around Nakafurano
where you can take a full tour of the area within an hour.

Biei-cho - Blue pond

Biei-cho - Blue pond

It is approximately five minutes on foot from the parking lot of a blue pond.
Early in the morning on a sunny day the pond appears bright blue. It is said to appear blue because the water combines the water from the Shirogane Onsen upstream and the Biei River. It's a bizarre phenomenon with blue water from the Shirahige waterfall area to the blue pond.
Kamifurano-cho - Lavender East

Kamifurano-cho - Lavender East

The largest scale lavender field in Japan is in an area about 4km east from Tomita Farm, operating only in July(8:30a.m.~5:00p.m.). A lavender bus runs in the gardens (Adult fare: 200 yen, children: 100 yen), You can see the carpet of lavender from the observation deck and the hills where the winds are fragrant.
Furano-shi - Heso (Bellybutton) Matsuri

Furano-shi - Heso (Bellybutton) Matsuri

Festival to be held in Furano-shi July 28th, and 29th. It's a pleasant festival where dancers paint a large face on their belly as they like and march to the music while covering their faces.
Being in Hokkaido's geographic center (bellybutton), the festival was named thus.
Minamifurano-cho - Night Picnic

Minamifurano-cho - Night Picnic

Kanayama Lake in Minamifurano-cho is frozen over with thick ice during the winter. Head out to the center of Kanayama Lake in snowshoes at night, put up your tent, and gaze across the starlit sky. This tour shows you a fantastic world opening up in the heavens above.(7:30p.m.~9:00p.m.)。
Shimukappu-mura - Sea of Clouds Terrace

Shimukappu-mura - Sea of Clouds Terrace

Early morning from June to October. You can watch a magnificent sea of clouds which opens up under your eyes while you drink coffee on a terrace made for visits to sea of clouds from the gondola mountaintop Station (about 12 minutes) of the Tomamu skiing area in Shimukappu-mura. It's an experience for those willing to get up early and start their day great.

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Free Wi-Fi spots in Nakafurano-cho

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Major tourist cities in Hokkaido

Bus lines connecting Hokkaido

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