Zerubu Hill

Lavender and more in Biei Town

 By Mandy Bartok   Jul 23, 2013

Lavender is the name of the game in the Furano area every July, but the local flower farms offer more than just the fragrant purple plants. At Zerubu Hill, lavender competes for attention with fields of sunflowers and a carpet of multi-hued geraniums, marigolds and other blooms. If your legs are tired from hiking in nearby Daisetsuzan National Park, you can even rent an ATV "buggy" to tour the gardens ... seriously.

Photography by Mandy Bartok
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Preethu 9 months ago
Anne Lauenroth 9 months ago
Lovely pictures. I imagine the lavender will already be past its peak time in August (when I'll be there)? Well, next time. :-)
Olga Kaneda a year ago
The picture with lonely trees is simply stunning!
Trifina Leang 2 years ago
Beautiful "Hanabatake"!!
Mandy Bartok Photographer 2 years ago
Thank you, Trifina! Hokkaido's flower fields are stunning in the summer.
Mandy Bartok Photographer 3 years ago
We managed to time it perfectly, Nicole! Not a raindrop all week and flowers were at the peak of their blooming, I think. Couldn't have been happier. Hokkaido in summer is stunning!