Furano

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Furano (富良野市, Furano-shi?) is a city in the prefecture of Hokkaido located in the southern reaches of Kamikawa Subprefecture, under whose jurisdiction it resides. Well known throughout Japan as a tourism destination, it is famous for its lavender fields, the television drama Kita no Kuni kara and the Furano Ski Resort, which held the Snowboarding World Cup in recent years.

As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 24,493 and a density of 40.8 persons per km² (106 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 600.97 km2 (232.04 sq mi).

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Half way to Furano and we stopped off at a sight seeing spot. Was still a bit misty at 7:30am.

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These four flower pictures were taken at the Kaze-no Garden (風のガーデン).

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Cheese cake, blueberries covered in white chocolate and BBQ at Rokkatei (六花亭).

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First flower field

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Farm Tomita was dominated by tourists so we didn’t stay long. I did however eat lavender flavored ice cream.

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Last flower field near Biei

© Bradley Cram

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