Friday, December 01, 2017

Tomita Lavender Museum @ Farm Tomita [Furano, Hokkaido, Japan]

This was previously shared in my posting for Farm Tomita's Greenhouse but i would like to draw your attention to the bigger house in background of the picture.

Many visitors would give it a miss; thinking it's just a commercial outlet for the famous farm and would rather spend time in the great outdoors where millions of selfies can be taken at the charming flower fields.

They are not wrong as it was indeed the case on the ground floor; however, do remember to check out the second floor as it's where Tomita Lavender Museum is housed!

The colours of the real flowers outside didn't appeal to you and the photographs turned out too dull? You may take advantage of this humongous backdrop to secure the perfect farm tomita photo.

Type of flowers species grown at Farm Tomita - as they were seasonal, i am afraid you wouldn't have the fortune to see all the species blooming at the same time.

Noted that i mentioned it's Tomita Lavender Museum and not simply as Lavender Museum; this was because the museum started off with a history of Farm Tomita and its development since 1903.

You would also have the opportunity to see the machines used to distill the lavender flowers into the important essential oil that relaxes the body and mind.

Aside from the popular essential oil, lavender can also be made into perfume and traditionally, potpourri sachets. Nowadays, the usage is extended to even include soap!

View of the ground floor from the second floor.

Given the elevated view, it made perfect sense to have an open window / balcony looking out into the spectacularly vibrant flower field; in this case, the Hanabito Field!

Panorama for your viewing pleasure; it's a very quiet place. In the about 10 over minutes i was on the second floor, i counted less than 10 persons!

The Greenhouse of Farm Tomita! Click here for more information. 

Alex was too lazy to come up and he's totally uninterested in museums; preferring to soak in the atmosphere whenever he is overseas.

Oh, didn't realise there's a separate balcony on the other side which faced the agricultural land. Obviously had to check it out even though my travel mates were patiently waiting for me,

Honestly nothing much except for the Tokachi Volcanic Group mountains.

I believe you would have also noticed the beautiful stained glass adorning one part of the roof; think it's more an ornamental feature than something of historical value.

Whatever the case, you can't deny that they stand out among the decor in the building. 


Within Farm Tomita,
Kisen Kita 15-go, Nakafurano-cho, 
Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido 071-0704, 

Location Map 
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