Flowers of all colors at Zerubu Hill (Photo: Mandy Bartok)

Zerubu Hill

Lavender and more in Biei Town

Mandy Bartok   - 1 min read

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.

Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 10 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo.