Tomita Melon House - Hokkaido

Tomita Melon House (とみたメロンハウス) is a popular shop that sells products that mainly use, you guessed that right, melon as the main ingredient. It is located at 3-32 Miyamachi, in the town of Nakafurano in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

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Tomita Melon House

Tomita Melon House details

Are you a fan of sweet and juicy fruits? Look no further than Tomita Melon House, located in the picturesque town of Nakafurano in the Sorachi District of Hokkaido, Japan.

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Tomita Melon House - Nakafurano town, Hokkaido Prefecture

At Tomita Melon House, you'll find a melon theme park and direct sales store that offers some of the finest Furano melons hand-selected by professionals. These “honor student” melons are grown with care by farmers in the area and are of exceptional quality.

Furano melons

Some Furano melons can cost as much as 12,000 yen

Tomita Melon House Furano melon soft cream

There are also cheaper sliced melons for sale

Furano melons have a unique taste that is attributable to the land they grow on – surrounded by the Tokachidake mountain range and bathed in plenty of sunshine. These melons have a sugar content of over 15 degrees, and their sweetness is preserved during the cold night. They are delicious, exceptionally beautiful, and extraordinarily sweet, making them a must-try for fruit enthusiasts.

Enjoy the cool breeze at Tomita Melon House

There are benches outside Tomita Melon House where you can relax and eat your melons.

When you visit Tomita Melon House, be sure to take a break on one of the benches located on the wooden deck, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Tokachidake mountain range. Take advantage of the opportunity to snap photos with family and friends in front of the swing and melon observatory. The building itself has a modern and open feel, with dark brown as the base color and a green and orange color scheme inspired by melons.

This spot is the most popular photos spot of Tomita Melon House

Melon soft cream = perfect for a hot sunny day

You can also order fresh melons and soft cream from this part of the store

This shop sells bread and cakes

Inside and outside the store, you'll find numerous benches where you can sit and relax. There are also fun melon advertising balloons, melon objects like tractors, and other features that are great for taking commemorative photographs.

Furano green melon soft cream

Furano red melon soft cream 

Tomita Melon House is also famous for its original and unique sweets that can only be found in melon specialty stores. The cut melons on the large showcase are a piece of art, and the melon bread made with a rich sweetness is a must-try for everyone. There are two types of melon bread: red meat melon bread and refreshingly sweet green meat melon bread. Many customers like to try both and compare their tastes.


Finally, if you need to stay connected to the internet, the store offers free Wi-Fi access, making it easy to share your photos with friends and family in real time.

Team Nicerio visits Tomita Melon House







My family and I visited Tomita Melon House 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. Our visit was kind of a side trip as our main destination during the visit was Tomita Farm. However, we were surprised to see that Tomita Melon House has its charm. We enjoyed taking pictures on the numerous photo spots and of course, we also enjoyed the delicious melon products sold in Tomita Melon House.

Tomita Melon House Fees

It’s FREE to enter, explore, and take pictures of the numerous Instagram-friendly spots on Tomita Melon House grounds. However, I highly suggest that you bring cash so that you could try the different products sold here. If you’d ask me, one of the must-buy products here is the melon soft cream.

Tomita Melon House Operating Hours:

Tomita Melon House is open from June-September. It is open every day during those times but may be subject to change depending on the melon harvest conditions.

If you want to be sure, you can contact them at 0167-39-3333.
Business hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Why visit Tomita Melon House?

If you're a fan of sweet and juicy fruits, you can't go wrong with a visit to Tomita Melon House. With its fantastic views, fun photo opportunities, and delicious melons and sweets, it's an essential stop for anyone visiting Nakafurano.

Getting to Tomita Melon House

 

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 Melon House.


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 Melon House.

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 need to walk only 650 meters to Tomita Melon House.

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


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

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Comments

  1. Nice place! I know Tomita Farm but didn't know that there is a place worth visiting just beside it.

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    1. Please do visit Tomita Melon House next time you are in Hokkaido.

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