Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Interlude - Lavender in Hokkaido


I'm having a crazy schedule this week and decided to post this "interlude" for now. My life should be back to normal next week. Phew! I'm really looking forward to having a break. Korean Princess went to Hokkaido last year in time for Lavender season and had sent me these photos which I'm sharing with you all. Makes me wanna go Hokkaido.....isn't this lovely?

Lavender in Hokkaido
Lavender Field in Hokkaido


Here's some info on Lavender season in case you folks are thinking of going to Hokkaido at this point in time.

Season/major sites
Late June – mid-August Farm Tomita (Nakafurano), Kitanishiyama Lavender Garden (Nakafurano)
Early July – late July Higashiyama Lavender Farm (Niseko), Miyama Toge Lavender Garden (Niseko)
Early July – mid-August Zerubu-no-Oka (Biei), Kanno Farm (Kamifurano), Hinode Lavender Garden (Kamifurano), Saika-no-Sato (Nakafurano)
Mid-July – mid-September Potpourri-no-Sato (Furano)
Major events
Mid-July Nakafurano Lavender Festival (Nakafurano), Kamifurano Lavender Festival (Kamifurano)

Now, if you asked me what sort of lavender products am I familiar with, I'll probably answer - potpourri, aromatherapy oil, shampoo, soap and perfume to name a few (do you know any other lavender items?). However, it was a pleasant surprise to find this available on a commercial scale in Hokkaido ...


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Hokkaido - Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender soft serve ice=cream!

I know of home made lavender ice-cream but hmmm....lavender soft serve ice-cream??? This stall is cute looking too; what a lovely sight indeed, hahaha! So, Hokkaido....when, oh, when? ;o)


Thanks again, Korean Princess for the photos!


19 comments:

cindy khor said...

the scenary is absolutely stunning...wish i were there..

New Kid on the Blog said...

adui.... you make me wanna go to Hokkaido now... :(

times are bad, i have to tighten my belt. :D

J2Kfm said...

i've drank lavender tea. soothing, but awkward taste lah ....

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow.. great find.. never had lavendar soft ice cream;)

ilene said...

Now I know why my boss is going! Simply awesome!

sofood said...

oh my oh my,yes...when o when can i get there??

.: babelearner :. said...

are those orange, white, pink, etc lavender as well???
we do have lavender ice-cream here in M'sia, saw a shop selling different ice-cream flavours including lavender at Mines Shopping Mall...

Big Boys Oven said...

we too had been busy, hope to see back in form! take care yeah!

Hazza said...

great pic as usual!

mimid3vils said...

Awesome!!!

wmw said...

Cindy : So do I :o)

NKOTB : I'm sure you can take off there anytime you want to...really have to tighten belt?

J2kfm : Can imagine, like drinking some lotion....hahaha...

Cumi&Ciki : Me too, but wonder if it'll be like eating some lotion...(haha...as per above reply to J2kfm)

ilene : Then you should be going too! By the way, when free to meet up ;o) ?

sofood : Some of us are pondering that question...when o when...

babelearner : Apparently yes, only knew they had this when I saw the pic! That would explain it, I haven't been to the Mines Shopping Mall for ages! Soft serve?

BBO : For you busy is good, $$$, hahaha...

Hazza : Those pics don't belong to me but a friend of mine.

mimid3vils : Yeah, must go Hokkaido...!

sc said...

my friend tried the lavendar ice cream (looks like the same stall from the pic!) and she said it's the best thing she enjoyed in hokkaido

Nic (KHKL) said...

when i read the title, i thought, "wow, WMW went on holiday again!!!"..hahah!

yeah, hokkaido's fantastic. if only it's not that expensive hor...

jason said...

So de chantek ler.... >.<

I think we have some sort of lavender bubble tea here. :)

teckiee said...

lavender cupcake! the one at cupcake chic is nice! hmm if you go hor.. can buy some lavender for me? hehe

Anonymous said...

i love everything lavender..from body lotion..dishwashing detergent..laundry detergent..to my current favourite ..lavender pine sol for everyday cleaning ..yes, i also have lavender green tea ..yummy hot or with ice ...just want to roll in the lavender fields in that pic of yours - mp

wmw said...

SC : Hmmm....I would love to find out for myself one day!

Nic : Noleh...busy, holidays have to wait for now.

Jason : Wah, you so old school ah? Spell cantik that way ;o)

teckiee : Oh yah! Lavender Cupcake, forgot about that. Yah, that's nice. If I go to Hokkaido lah ah...

MP : Correction...wanna roll in that lavender field with Daniel Henney...LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

..with Daniel Henney anywhere, honey!! - mp

ai wei said...

so, when is ur next holiday to hokkaido?!

my target will be Furano in N years time (in the future)