Furano has often been likened to southern France with its rainbow fields of lavender and wildflowers through the spring and summer. With views of the Daisetsuzan mountains and rolling hills for miles, this is a truly beautiful part of Hokkaido and is ideal for taking long scenic walks. Beauty spots include Farm Tomita, Sorachi River, and the views from Furano Ropeway.
Wine lovers will have plenty to do with Furano Winery, Tada Vineyard and Farm, and Furano Wine House (which also has a wonderful restaurant with views of the fields) to visit. Taking a wine tour to find out the history of wine in Japan and the unique challenges of producing wine in this area is fascinating. A visit to the cheese factory is also a popular activity because what better food to pair wine with than cheese?
Don’t miss out on trying lavender soft-serve ice cream as well as other unique lavender products. In the evening, make sure to take a stroll up Ningle Terrace, a forest path of wooden chalets which are lit by fairy lights and where you can enjoy food, drink and work by local creators.