avender, which is now called a Hokkaido tradition, was not originally a Japanese plant. It all started in 1937 when Soda Aromatic Co., Ltd. obtained 5kg of lavender seeds from Antoine Vial of France. Cultivation began in Kamifurano Town in 1948, and at its peak, Kamifurano Town alone produced 85 ha. Although the planted area has decreased since synthetic fragrances became popular, this time it is one of the most scenic spots in Hokkaido, and cultivation for tourism is flourishing. In 1981, it was designated as the town flower. Since then, tourism events in Kamifurano Town have become lively, and the Shikisai Festival, which enlivens Hinode Park in the summer, has continued for a long time.

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Administration department of Lavender Festa(Kamifurano Townhall Kikaku Shoko Kanko dept)

Tel. 0167-45-6983