ファーム富田 . 팜 도미타 . 富田农场
(A sightseeing stop in the Hong Thai Travel 7D Hokkaido Package Tour, my first packaged tour experience.)
|What we saw|
If we had visited Farm Tomita ファーム富田 a few months later, we may be able to see this instead:
|Source: Tomita Farm|
Luckily, we could still see and smell the lavender flowers (for which the farm is famous for) because the farm had a greenhouse that housed them.
As we made our way across the fields to the gift shop and cafe, Mom kept gushing about the beautiful scenery here and took lots of pictures. I like the scenery but I don't really like plants.
Purple is Mom's favourite colour so she was quite taken with these too.
At the cafe and gift shop, Mom and I shared a lavender soft serve ice cream which had a very nice scent. Mom also bought quite a lot of lavender-made products like paper soap, tea, and scents that were exclusively produced by Farm Tomita.
|Other food sold include curry rice, and hotdogs etc|
It was a short visit, and I hope to come back again when the flowers are in bloom (and to eat more lavender ice-cream too)!
Operating Hours: 8.30 - 5pm (except Oct - Apr 9am - 4pm)
Open throughout the year
Entrance Fee: Free
Directions: 7-min walk from JR Lavender Station ラベンダー畑駅 (station is
only opened during summer); or
25-min walk or 5-min taxi ride from JR Nakafurano Station 中富良野駅
The JR Twinkle Bus is also another option.
Notes from Mom
About 7 mins car-ride away from Farm Tomita is the Farm Tomita Lavender East ラベンダーイースト which is opened between late June to late July, during the lavender season, for visits between 8.30am - 5pm. Entrance is free.
Note that the opening dates and hours are subject to changes.
Call ahead to check - Tel: 0167-39-3939.
Highlights of Lavender East include:
- Observation Deck
- "Scent Hill" where one can be surrounded by the lavender scent and fields
- Lavender Bus - a paid 15-mins tractor-pulled farm ride around the lavender field that comes with commentary in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.
Child (4-12 years old) - 150 yen
Infant (below 3 years old) - Free
|Source: Lavender East|
Read about our previous stop - Furano.