【2024】Can I see it in June and July? 7 Recommended Lavender Fields in Japan + information on Furano, Hokkaido too!

Flower Summer Hokkaido Lavender
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There are many spots in Japan where you can see the beautiful scenery of purple lavender fields. This time, we will introduce seven carefully selected spots from the many scenic spots where you can enjoy the view. Why not take a trip to be healed by the refreshing scent in the crisp early summer air?

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Lavender Season in Japan and Where to See It

Flower Summer Hokkaido Lavender
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Generally, lavender begins to color gradually from late June, and it is said that it reaches its best time to see from mid to late July. Does this apply to all lavenders, and can it be seen the same way throughout Japan? We will explain in detail.

What is the lavender season in Japan?

Flower Summer Hokkaido Lavender
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The best season is said to be from mid to late July. The best time to see lavender varies depending on the variety, with early-blooming varieties starting to bloom from late June, and the best time to see them is from early to mid-July. Late-blooming varieties start to bloom in early July, and the best time to see them is from mid to late July.

Where can you see lavender in Japan?

Flower Summer Hokkaido Lavender
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You can see it all over Japan. Many people may associate lavender with Hokkaido, but it is grown in farms and parks in a wide range of areas from Tohoku to Kyushu. Depending on the region, the flowering time may vary slightly, and it may be a spot that looks great on SNS, greatly changing the impression.

1. Hokkaido | Furano Farm Tomita

Flowers Summer Hokkaido Furano Farm Tomita

Farm Tomita, a representative scenic spot of lavender fields in Furano, Hokkaido. Within its vast premises, there are 13 flower fields, a lavender oil distillery, and several cafes and shops. The colorful carpet woven by lavender and other flowers is sure to impress.

The number one recommended spot is the "Field of Colors". Starting with purple lavender, white baby's breath, red poppies, pink dianthus, and various other flowers create a rainbow-like breathtaking view. The contrast with the blue sky is also superb.

Lavender begins to bloom in late June and reaches its peak in mid to late July. As of mid-April 2024, the official website is featuring the thriving lavender in the greenhouse of Farm Tomita, so it seems likely to reach its peak as usual. During this period, sweets using lavender are also sold, so please try them.

  • Address: 15 Kisen Kita, Nakafurano Town, Sorachi District, Hokkaido
  • Business hours: 9:00 to 16:30
  • Best viewing period: Mid to late July

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2. Akita Prefecture|Misato Town Lavender Garden

Flower Summer Lavender Misato Town Lavender Field

Akita Prefecture

The Misato Town Lavender Garden, located in the lush natural beauty of the Odaiba Park in Misato Town, spans a vast 2 hectares. Approximately 20,000 lavender plants bloom here, from early to late blooming varieties. Among them, the original variety of white lavender, Misato Yukihana, is a must-see.

During the annual Lavender Festival held from mid to late June, lavender goods are sold and lavender picking experiences are also available (depending on the blooming conditions).

The nearest station is JR Omagari Station, where the Shinkansen also stops. The opening period for 2024 has been decided as June 8th (Saturday) to June 30th (Sunday).

  • Address: 1-4 Odaino, Chiya, Misato Town, Senboku District, Akita Prefecture
  • Opening hours: 8:00 - 16:30

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3. Gunma Prefecture | Tambara Lavender Park

Flower Summer Gunma Prefecture Tambara Lavender Park
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Located at an altitude of about 1,350m, the Tambala Lavender Park spreads across the highlands. Even in summer, you can enjoy about 50,000 lavender plants for a long period in a relatively cool climate. The large observatory at the top, overlooking the lavender fields, is an excellent photo spot.

Various varieties such as Koimurasaki and Okamurasaki are planted, and it might be interesting to compare them. It's a spot full of events and facilities where you can enjoy flower picking, gourmet food, shopping, and more all day long.

  • Address: Tambara Kogen, Numata City, Gunma Prefecture
  • Business hours: 8:30 to 17:00

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4. Saitama Prefecture | Sennen no Sono Lavender Garden

Flower Summer Saitama Prefecture Millennium Garden Lavender Park
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When you think of Saitama Prefecture, places like Kawagoe and Hanno may come to mind, but did you know it's home to one of the largest lavender fields in the Kanto region? The "Sennen no Sono Lavender Field" in Arashiyama Town spans approximately 6.5 hectares, about 1.4 times the size of Tokyo Dome, and boasts around 22,000 lavender plants that bloom beautifully. You can enjoy a breathtaking view. During the open season, various events such as lavender picking and handicraft experiences are held as part of the Lavender Festival.

The nearest station to the Sennen no Sono Lavender Field is Musashi-Arashiyama Station on the Tobu Tojo Line. It's about an hour from the city center, making it a great addition to a Tokyo sightseeing trip.

  • Address: 2326 Kamagata, Ranzan Town, Hiki Gun, Saitama Prefecture
  • Opening hours: 9:00 - 16:00

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5. Yamanashi Prefecture | Oishi Park

Yamanashi Prefecture Oishi Park Lavender
Photo provided by: Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center
Yamanashi Prefecture Oishi Park Lavender
Photo provided by: Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center

Located along the shore of Lake Kawaguchi, Oishi Park is a spot with an excellent view of Mount Fuji. Surrounded by rich nature, you can enjoy flowers of each season. More than 90 types of seasonal flowers bloom along the lakeside for about 350m, and a carpet of purple flowers appears during the lavender season.

It also serves as the main venue for the Lake Kawaguchi Herb Festival, where you can enjoy various events along with the landscape and scent of lavender. The grandeur of Mount Fuji in the background and the vast world of purple that spreads as far as the eye can see is overwhelming. In addition to more than 100,000 lavenders, you can also appreciate flowers of June such as begonias and hydrangeas.

  • Address: 2585 Oishi, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Business hours: 9:00-17:45

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6. Nagano Prefecture | Yume Harvest Farm

Yume Harvest Farm is located at an altitude of about 1,000m in Komoro City, at the foot of Mt. Asama. The farm features a garden that grows over 350 types of herbs, and a lavender field with 10,000 plants. They also have a distillery for extracting essential oils. At the attached cafe, you can enjoy drinks and soft serve ice cream made with lavender.

Why not relax and be healed by the vibrant purple carpet of lavender in this high-altitude summer resort?

  • Address: 2157-2 Oaza Hatiman, Komoro City, Nagano Prefecture
  • Opening hours: 9:30 to 17:00

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7. Oita Prefecture | Kuju Flower Park

Flowers Summer Oita Prefecture Kuju Flower Park

Kuju Flower Park is located in Aso-Kuju National Park, in the heart of Kyushu. Known for its approximately 5 million flowers of 500 different species, the park offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the stunning purple lavender fields at their peak in early summer. The contrast between the green mountains and the purple lavender fields captivates many visitors.

With workshops and cafes within the park, there are various ways to enjoy your visit. The park, set against the backdrop of the Kuju Mountain Range and the Aso Five Peaks, offers a relaxing experience amidst a rich natural landscape.

  • Address: 4050 Kusumi, Kusumi-cho, Taketa-shi, Oita
  • Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:30

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Let's go see the lavender fields in the summer!

We have introduced recommended lavender fields from all over Japan so far. Depending on the location, some are hosting events, and the best viewing times may vary slightly, allowing you to enjoy the unique features of each area. Why not find the best season for each and visit?


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