12 Lavender Fields in Japan to Visit This Summer & Where to Find Them

12 Dreamy Lavender Fields in Japan to Visit This Summer

Get lost in a symphony of colour and fragrance!

Cherry blossoms are one of the most popular, if not the most popular, flowers in all of Japan. But when summer rolls over, it’s time for Japan lavender season! During this time of year, vibrant purple carpets blanket its landscapes and countryside slopes, making these the main attraction of the season. 

Travelling to the Land of the Rising Sun this summer? We’ve rounded up some of the best lavender fields in Japan just for you — all the way from the hillsides of Hokkaido to Yamanashi. Read on to find out where else you can find these!

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Must-visit lavender fields in Japan

1. Tambara Lavender Park – Numata, Gunma

Hokkaido may be the ultimate hotspot for lavender sightings in Japan, but Tambara Lavender Park in Gunma Prefecture deserves just as much attention. Come summertime, the ski slopes of Numata City grow into an oasis of delicate and fragrant blooms. Thanks to its long flowering season, visitors can enjoy different species of lavender plants up until the last weeks of August!

Best time to visit: Early July – late August 

Address: Tambara Lavender Park Tamahara Kogen, Numata City, Gunma, Japan 

2. Horomitoge Lavender Park – Sapporo, Hokkaido

What once started as a small garden bed of 120 lavender blooms in the late ’80s has now grown into an enchanting purple paradise with over 8,000 clusters! Enter Horomitoge Lavender Park, one of the best-loved Sapporo lavender fields and one of the most scenic locations in town. Beyond its vast purple fields, the park also treats you to overlooking views of the city. 

Best time to visit: Mid-July – August 

Address:  471-110 Bankei, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

3. Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden – Nakafurano, Hokkaido

Another popular destination to experience Japan’s lavender season would be Hokuseiyama Lavender Garden in the town of Nakafurano. This hillside park is both a respite from the city during summer and a recreation ground for snow sports during winter. What’s more? You can even enjoy a chairlift ride, which lets you hover above the fields and catch a glimpse of the Tokachidake Mountains

Best time to visit: Late June – mid-August

Address: Miyamachi 1-41, Nakafurano, Hokkaido, Japan

4. Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill – Sapporo, Hokkaido

Travelling to see the lavender fields of Japan offers a feast for your eyes, no doubt. But your visit to Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo won’t leave you empty-handed! Here, visitors can experience harvesting its pretty purple blooms and bring home a small bouquet sans extra fees. Now, who’s ready to make some aromatic potpourri? 

Note: Harvesting schedules at Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill may vary according to weather and flowering conditions. 

Best time to visit: Early July to mid-July

Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

5. Farm Tomita – Sorachi, Hokkaido

Home to a vast expanse of flower fields and gardens, Farm Tomita is one among many picturesque summer attractions in Hokkaido. That said, the farm often witnesses an overwhelming amount of visitors, especially over at Lavender East! Here, you’ll see just one, but three sprawling purple-tinted fields spread over a whooping five hectares. More than just a destination to see Furano lavender plants, it makes for a tranquil sanctuary to appreciate nature’s seasonal blooms. 

Best time to visit: Early to mid-July

Address: Kisen Kita 15-go, Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

6. Flower Land Kamifurano – Sorachi, Hokkaido

As its name suggests, Flower Land Kamifurano is a blossoming wonderland featuring various flowering plants. Tucked away in the landscapes of the Sorachi District in Hokkaido, it’s nothing short of a captivating natural haven! Of course, the main draw of the park is its lush lavender field, but its salvia blooms are just as worthy of your attention! 

From afar, salvia flowers look like your typical lavenders, since they belong to the same family of aromatic Labiatae. However, they’re their very own species! Nonetheless, they’re just as dreamy and fragrant as lavenders. 

Best time to visit: June – September

Address: 27, Nishi-gosen-kita, Kamifurano, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

7. Choei Lavender Farm & Nakafurano Flower Park – Nakafurano, Hokkaido

Nakafurano boasts numerous picturesque spots for admiring flowers — both Choei Lavender Farm & Nakafurano Flower Park are among these stunning destinations. The best part? Visitors can enjoy a ski lift ride that whisks you high into a hill of lavender blooms, which lets you in on the best view possible! During the cold wintertime, snow covers the hill and serves as a stomping ground for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Best time to visit: Mid-June – mid-August

Address: Miyamachi 1 ban 41 gou, Nakafurano-chou

8. Shikisai-no-oka Observatory Park – Biei, Hokkaido

Boasting fifteen hectares worth of flower gardens with over 30 seasonal blooms, there’s never a dull moment at Shikisai-no-oka Observatory Park. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the park’s walkways or hop on a tractor ride to make the most out of your visit!

For those who wish to see these Hokkaido lavender fields, summer is the perfect time to catch them in full bloom. However, the park remains open until the end of October for those who want to visit after the summer season. Oh, did we mention that Shikisai-no-oka is also home to an alpaca farm? Get up close and personal with these friendly fellas! 

Best time to visit: End of June – August

Address: 〒071-0473 Hokkaido, Kamikawa District, Biei, Shinsei, Japan

9. Misato Town Lavender Garden – Misato, Akita

When in Akita, immerse yourself in the captivating lilac landscapes of Misato Town Lavender Garden. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions during summer in Misato. Rightfully so, as it showcases over 20,000 lavender plants sprawling across two hectares of land! But what truly makes it stand out among other lavender fields in Japan would be its unique misato sekka: a beautiful white flowering lavender variant.

Best time to visit: Mid-June – late July

Address: 〒019-1502 Akita, Semboku District, Misato, Senya, 大台野1

10. Rokugo Viewing Platform – Furano, Hokkaido

Perched atop the highlands of Furano, the Rokugo Viewing Platform makes for an ideal vantage point to witness overlooking views of the region. And much like other Hokkaido lavender fields, it also features an expansive bed of aromatic purple clusters. On your sightseeing tour here, you might even catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Furano!

Best time to visit: Early June – August

Address: 3 Higashirokugo, Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

11. Lake Kawaguchiko Lavender Parks – Yamanashi

Held from mid-June until the beginning of July, the Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is nothing short of a spectacular summer experience. Not only does it let you witness more than 100,000 vibrant lavender flowers, but it also treats you to spectacular views of Mount Fuji! Anticipate these sightings over at Oishi Park, located on the northern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko, and Yagasaki Park on the southern side of the shore. 

Best time to visit: Mid-June – early July 

Address: Kodachi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan

Also read: 10 Scenic Stays Near Mount Fuji for the Best Views

12. Arakogawa Park – Nagoya, Aichi

Last but not least on our list of dreamy lavender fields in Japan is Arakogawa Park in Nagoya City. During summer, this urban park transforms into a bright purple wonderland with its 5,000 lavender plants that flower from the beginning until the middle of June. A popular summer hotspot to witness a sprawling floral oasis, it’s really no wonder why locals and tourists flock to Arakogawa Park. Additionally, it’s just a short walk from Arakogawa-koen Station of the Aonami Line, which makes it convenient for visitors who are commuting. 

Best time to visit: Mid-June – early July 

Address: 2 Chome-1-1 Shinagawacho, Minato Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Also read: ​​12 Flower Fields and Parks in Japan to Spot Springtime Flowers

That’s it! These are just some of the dreamy destinations to witness the season of lavender in Japan. If you plan on visiting this summertime, these delicate purple paradises can’t be missed. In fact, these vibrant flower fields deserve an itinerary of their own! 

Featured image credit: Studio Japan via Canva Pro 

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Andrea Larice Yap
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