Sunday, October 31, 2010

Furano 富良野


Furano (ふらの) is also known as "Navel town”, an extremely beautiful place located in the center of Hokkaido.


Furano is renowned for LAVENDER field. Many tourists visit this place during summer to admire the celebrated lavender fields and the beauty of their deep purple signature. Lavender in Hokkaido usually starts blooming in late June and reaches its peak from around mid July to early August.


I was looking forward to the lavender fields and rolling hills covered with summer blooms when I arrived in Hokkaido but only managed to feel the lavender on Day 6 when I arrived at Biei and Furano.


So here you go. These are part of the essence extracted from the aromatic lavender fresh from Hokkaido.




Shinzo Maeda Photo Art Gallery

This gallery features a Japanese photographer famous for his beautiful landscape photos of Hokkaido. Hokkaido is so so so beautiful in every season.



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Entrance


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Photos shooting is strictly prohibited in this gallery but I was very naughty because I wanted to have some memories on every places that I visited. Photos behind me featured the awesome view during winter.


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I spotted a beautiful flower garden nearby the gallery and without any hesitation, I ran towards it and took a lot of photos quietly with my hubby. I hate my photos being spoilt by strangers or crowd. Yippie!



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A small lavender field with patchwork slope as backdrop.





Shinkisai (四季彩の丘)


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OMG! The view is simply amazing!


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I found rainbow field and sunflower field too!!! Just couldn't control myself and I even ignored my hubby (because he was walking too slow and only snapped close up photos for those flowers) and asked other to take photos for me. Pity :(


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I love this photo sooooo much


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My hubby's close up photos.


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Say hello to me!


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I was going crazy with all the flowers!


But too bad as before we finished walking in this beautiful field, it started to rain and we got no choice but to leave and head for lunch.


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Vast lavender field. Nice view from bus window


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I wanna stay here forever can?


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Sunflower + lavender field opposite the restaurant that we had our lunch. I spent only 20 minutes to put in everything inside my stomach during lunch time and ran towards this lavender field. I wanted to have more time to camwhore with these pretty flowers!!!


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OMG! What a lovely composition!


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I totally fell in love with this romantic lavender field.


STAY TUNED for more photos. I will make sure the coming lavender photos fulfill your sense of smell.



Other Hokkaido posts:


Sapporo Shopping Time
Biei (美瑛町)
Okurayama Ski Jump
Hokkaido Crabs
Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura
Shiraoi Ainu Village
Coffee Days in Hokkaido
Hell Valley @ Hokkaido
Hokkaido♥Konbu♥Cherries
Yukata
Onuma Lake 大沼湖
Crowning Glory of Hakodate
Hakodate Highlights
Hakodate 函館


20 comments:

  1. Wow, the lavender field is so so so beautiful!!! I wanna go there too!!!

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  2. yeah, i like the lavender field...nice!!

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  3. I actually love the blurry pic!!! It makes everything seem so dreamy~~ Love it~~

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  4. 好漂亮的风景啊!尤其是那熏衣草~

    那太阳花,漂亮;但你在里面,还是你比较漂亮啦~

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  5. Ivan: 谢谢你的赞赏 :)

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  6. wow furano!!! i was there..erm 2005...well i had a great snowboarding trip there!!!! wanna go back

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  7. all the photos are so nice!!
    yOu make me feel so jealous!!!

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  8. i love Lavender field the most, my favorite flower and second favorite color. really hope to see the real lavender field in person, like you, hehe

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  9. oh!~i love lavender field!!!before going one lavender field at china n i love it...

    do u taste any lavender candy~its taste nice ^^

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  10. i like四季彩の丘extremely!!!!!!!
    oh my sky why japan got such a nice place and how about malaysia? zero!

    i must go there to shoot photos!!!

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  11. wow! <--—— 每次看到別人去北海道的照片一定會出現的羨慕驚嘆聲^0^

    好美..好炫目的美... 一整片的花海~~~好震撼

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  12. OMG! Nice lavender farm....i wish to go there!

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  14. I think I will go crazy just like you if I go there, I love flowers!

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  15. 嗨~初次到访..

    你也是芙蓉人哦?

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  16. 蕴如: Yes, I'm from Seremban :)

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  17. I only went to Hokkaido once and didn't get to see the pretty flowers. Awesome pics. Any trips planned for Japan anytime soon?

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  18. No plan for Japan trip next year because I'll be going to Korea....

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  19. wao~ so xing fu...

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