Furano, Biei, Sounkyo Gorge

This area is famous for lavender flowers, particular the grand lavender field of "Tomita Farm" here. The area is a beautiful hilly landscape. It is designated as one of "the most beautiful village association in Japan". The leaves around the Sounkyo Gorge during autumn are especially outstanding. Since Hokkaido is the northernmost area in Japan, fall arrives earliest here.