Sunday, September 5, 2010

Flora Furano

Furano in Hokkaido is well known for its lavender blooms, and as part of my summer Japan trip, I made my way to Nakafurano (one of the municipalities of Furano) in the hope of catching this purple phenomena.

However, while the blooms are still visible in late July, it was past its peak; thankfully, the fields of Furano are still a burst of colour. And accompaning these flowers, the butterflies are happily fluttering, so it was macro photography galore! Furano is a popular Hokkaido (and not just in summer; it's famous for winter skiing as well) attraction, so there're plenty of information available.

But if you're there for the blooms (you should!), then here's document that lists the typical flowering period that could help with your planning. And the takeaway is - it's not just the lavenders that is stunning, there're a whole lot more flower blooms you can catch! Note that the link in the document no longer works, and that as with nature, these are just typical timings, and each year may be slightly different. You can down it here.

In the meantime, here's just sharing a mini gallery of Flora Furano!


Herbert Wong said...

Beautiful shots. Seems like you had some good times in Hokkaido.

Wanderer said...

Thanks! I love Hokkaido! Hokkaido is wonderful all seasons! :p