Eating Soft Cream in Furano

Furano is known for its sweeping flower fields and downhill cross country skiing, but another famous trademark of the town is its delicious soft cream ice cream. The most famous of Furano soft cream ice cream flavours is the smooth and creamy lavender soft cream which can be found at Furano’s Farm Tomita, and is best enjoyed whilst taking in an attractive view of the numerous lavender fields of the area.

The lavender soft cream of Furano is especially significant to the recent history of Hokkaido as lavender has been cultivated throughout Japan’s northernmost island for more than half a century. The sweeping fields of lavender attract hordes of tourists every summer to experience the spectacular sight of lavender in full bloom.

Eating Soft Cream in Furano
Eating Soft Cream in Furano

Farm Tomita is arguably the best spot in all of Furano for which to enjoy the lavender fields whilst enjoying a freshly made lavender soft cream produced on site using only the freshest ingredients. With the sweeping flower fields set amongst a backdrop of the inspiring Tokachi mountain range, a day at Tomita Farm is a great way to unwind and fully embrace the beauty of nature – and the deliciousness of Furano soft cream.

Eating Soft Cream in Furano
Eating Soft Cream in Furano

Another great place to experience the creamy specialty ice cream of Furano is Popura Farm, which features a quaint road side café with a wonderful view of lavender fields, and the perfect location for enjoying another local specialty – melon soft cream served inside an actual melon – a particularly refreshing treat in the summer, but still extremely enjoyable as a nice winter indulgence- and a perfect Instagram opportunity year-round.

Eating Soft Cream in Furano

Popura Farm’s special melon on melon soft cream is known as ‘Santa de Melon’, whilst vanilla soft cream on melon is known as ‘Santa no Hige’ or ‘Santa’s Beard’. Another interestingly named yet equally delicious menu item on offer is the vanilla soft cream topped with chocolate sauce curiously named ‘Godzilla no Hige’. And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy why not try the ‘Santa no Heso’ – vanilla soft cream and sweet red beans. Popura Farm also offers the option of substituting the cantaloupe melon base for soft freshly baked doughnut – oishii. The friendly staff and clean, welcoming atmosphere make Popura Farm a wonderful spot for enjoying the splendid soft cream on offer.

Furano is so crazy about its soft serve that there’s even a famous ramen restaurant in town which offers ramen flavoured soft cream. Perfect for the punter looking to really push their taste buds to new and exciting places.

Facility Name
Furano
Address
Hokkaido Furanoshi Sumiyoshichou
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Farm Tomita
Address
Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano Town Near base line 15
Phone
0167393939
Opening Hours
[July.・Aug.]8:30-18:00
[May・June.・Sep.]8:30-17:00
[Oct.・Nov.]9:00-16:30
[Dec.-Apr.]9:30-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission] Free
Parking Lot
Available (500 spaces)
Credit Card
Available
Introduction
Farm Tomita is a tourist farm in Furano, Hokkaido, which is called “lavender heaven.” Beautiful lavender fills an entire field. The flowering period is from late June for the early blooms until early August for the late blooms. The best time to see Lavender East, the biggest lavender field in Japan, is from early until mid-July. There is also a shop on the site that handles pot pourri and perfume made from lavender as well as a cafe. Even in the off-season, you can enjoy a variety of flower fields.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Santa no hige Popura Farm (Nakafurano Main Shop)
Address
Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano-cho east 1 line north 18 Hotel La Terre On-site
Phone
0167442033
Opening Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
Open everyday (Nov.-Mar. Closed at the end)
Parking Lot
Available (100 or more)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, CUP, Waon)
Introduction
This is a sweets shop specializing in Hokkaido melon and is located in Nakafurano Town in the Sorachi County of Hokkaido. The “Santa no Hige” which is a ripe melon cut in half and topped with plenty of soft serve ice cream is a famous product. The name originated as this product resembles Santa Claus’s beard if it was turned upside down. This dessert has a big impact, and you can enjoy eating the rich milk flavors of this dessert and the melt in your mouth melon flesh together. There are three kinds of soft serve ice cream available, two kinds of topping, and they come in a size which can be shared among family and friends.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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    Furano

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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Sumiyoshichou
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    Santa no hige Popura Farm (Nakafurano Main Shop)

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    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano-cho east 1 line north 18 Hotel La Terre On-site
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