The only lavender garden in Japan equipped with a chair lift
Rows of orange, yellow, red, and white, and large swaths of purple cover the mountain face with color. Near the top, the flowers spell out “Nakafurano” in Japanese. This slope becomes a ski resort in winter, hence the chair lift going up beside the flower fields. Only in Nakafurano can you experience the view of lavender fields while enjoying a gentle ride on a lift.
Feel the fragrance as you pick the flowers
At one garden in the town, you can even try picking the lavenders. The garden’s owners are a couple whose love for the flowers made them move into the town. They’ll happily tell you all about lavenders, and show you which species are the most fragrant by rubbing the buds on your palms.
Original lavender items and soft cream
Most lavender gardens in town have shops that sell various original lavender items. Besides being a fragrant flower, lavender is also a versatile herb that can be made into a moisturizing cream or insect repellent. A handy item to have is the lavender oil; you can enjoy the refreshing fragrance anywhere you go with just few drops on your hanky or pillow.