Tomita Farm - Hokkaido

Tomita Farm or Farm Tomita (ファーム富田) is one of Hokkaido’s most famous flower farms. It is known for its picturesque and colorful lavender fields. It is located at 15号 Kisenkita in the town of Nakafurano in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Tomita Farm

Tomita Farm details

Imagine being surrounded by the sweet fragrance of lavender in full bloom, spreading across acres of rolling hills amidst the serene countryside of Japan. Welcome to Farm Tomita, located in the picturesque town of Nakafurano in Hokkaido, a popular tourist destination famous for its lavender fields that stretch as far as the eye can see.

ファーム富田
Tomita Farm or Farm Tomita - Nakafurano Town, Hokkaido Prefecture

The history of Tomita Farm dates back to the early 1900s when Tokuma Tomita toiled in the Nakafurano wilderness and saw the future of lavender cultivation. It wasn’t until 1937 when the founder of Soda Koryo, Seiji Soda, obtained 5 kg of lavender seeds from France and began trial cultivation in various parts of Japan. In 1940, Soda Koryo planted lavender on a farm in Sapporo City, followed by another farm in Kyowa Town in 1941. Finally, in 1952, lavender cultivation began at Farm Tomita in Nakafurano.

Farm Tomita map

Welcome to Tomita Farm

Today, Farm Tomita covers 29 hectares of land, including the new "Lavender East" area where visitors can witness the cultivation of four main varieties of lavender. Each variety has different blooming times, and the best time to visit is between early July – late July, which is considered the peak lavender viewing season. However, visitors can still enjoy the beauty of the lavender blooms throughout the summer until harvesting begins in August.

Tomita Farm photos










Aside from lavender, the farm has over 80 different varieties of flowers on display in 12 different gardens, including a Winter Garden that showcases blooming lavender even during the cold months. Visitors can also experience the taste of locally grown Furano melon at the neighboring "Tomita Melon House", which offers freshly harvested melons by the slice or in gift boxes.

Tomita Farm Soft Cream


Melon-flavored and Lavender-flavored soft cream

Lavender and Lavender Melon soft cream

Of course, we tried the Lavender-flavored soft cream

Farm Tomita is not just a visual spectacle but an olfactory one too. The farm sells a variety of lavender-themed souvenirs, including essential oils, scented pillows, and cushions. They are even famous for their lavender soft-serve ice cream, a must-try for visitors looking for unique culinary experiences.

Other things to see in Tomita Farm

Tomita Farm art pieces

The "lavender post box"

Aside from lavender-scented soaps, you can also buy a variety of herbal soap






Farm Tomita greenhouse

Fresh spring water from Tokachidake Mountain

Apart from the flower gardens, visitors can tour several indoor facilities, including a memorial hall dedicated to the farm's founder, Tadao Tomita. The dried flower hall is open year-round, and the "Distillation House" is Japan’s only lavender oil extraction factory, where visitors can witness the distillation process first-hand.

Team Nicerio visits Tomita Farm






My family and I visited Tomita Farm for the first time last September 10, 2022, as part of our September 9-11 Road Trip. It was my 313th day in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. Tomita Farm is one of the places in Hokkaido that we really wanted to visit. That’s why we didn’t miss the opportunity to include it in our itinerary for this road trip to Sorachi Subprefecture.


Overall, Tomita Farm is worth the long drive. A trip to Farm Tomita is a must for those looking to experience the natural beauty and tranquillity of Hokkaido's countryside, filled with the sweet fragrance and the vibrant colors of lavender and other flowers. Tomita Farm is really one of the must-visit destinations in Hokkaido.

Tomita Farm Fees

It’s FREE to enter and explore the grounds of Tomita Farm. However, I highly recommend that you bring cash so that you could avail yourself of their famed lavender soft cream or any other lavender-themed products. 


Tomita Farm Operating Hours

Tomita Farm is open from May - October.

Hours:

8:30am - 6:00pm daily - store/cafe/indoor facilities
9:00am - 5:00pm daily - Tomita Melon House
The car park and gardens are open 24/7.

Why visit Tomita Farm?

As mentioned, Tomita Farm is the most famous “farm” in Hokkaido. It has been featured in many ads, books, and social media posts. It would be a waste if you miss seeing the colorful lavender fields from May until October.


Getting to Tomita Farm

 

From Sapporo:

From Sapporo Station, ride the Lilac 25 Limited Express Asahikawa (Lilac-Kamui Line) going to Takikawa Station. From there, transfer to the Local Furano train of the Nemuro Line and board down at Furano Station. You need to transfer again by riding the Local Asahikawa train of the Furano Line going to Naka-Furano Station.

Once there, you need to walk for about 1.7 kilometers to reach Tomita Farm.

Travel Time: 2 hrs and 56 minutes
Fare: 4,870 yen


From Asahikawa:

From Asahikawa Station, ride the Local Furano train of the Furano Line and board down at Naka-Furano Station.

Once there, you need to walk for about 1.7 kilometers to reach Tomita Farm.

Travel Time: 1 hrs and 20 minutes
Fare: 1290 yen

However, from June to September every year, the Furano Biei Norokko Train is in operation. You can ride it from Asahikawa Station to the seasonal Lavander-Farm Station. From there, you must walk only 650 meters to Tomita Melon House.

Although the station is closer to Tomita Farm, the train is slower than usual, so the time to reach Tomita Farm is almost the same.

Travel Time: 1 hrs and 20 minutes
Fare: 1290 yen

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Comments

  1. Tomita Farm is so beautiful! I want to visit that place too.

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    1. Please visit Tomita Farm. You would surely love the place.

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  2. That place is super beautiful. I want to go there too.

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    1. Please visit Tomita Farm next week. Some of the flowers would be blooming by then. =)

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