Saturday, 29 November 2014

Japan Trip (Hokkaido): Furano

Woohoo! Clear skies today and we hoped there're still colourful flower plains for us to see in Furano after seeing many 'botak' trees for the past few days.

Farm Tomita

Along the road, we saw dried lavender and patches of grassland without any flowers. We were already in despair until we reached Farm Tomita! There's still an area with flowers in various colours in October!

We walked to the perfume house in Farm Tomita and saw how they made perfume and packaged them into small bottles. The shop in the perfume house sells souvenirs, perfume, soap, cream etc. made of lavender.

Walked further into the perfume house, we went up the stairs to the second level and managed to get a good view there.

Not forgetting there're also stamp chops in Farm Tomita!

We also tried some lavender-flavoured food sold in the cafes in Farm Tomita.

Lavender Ice Cream. Hmmm. It felt like I'm eating ice cream with lavender essential oil. LOL!
Lavender cheesecake and lavender calpis. Hmmm.. The taste? It's just like adding lavender essential oil to the cheesecake and the calpis. LOL. The colour was pretty though.
I prefer the melon ice cream. It tasted much nicer.

And a photo with hubby before we leave the place!

Ningle Terrace

Ningle Terrace was located in the garden next to New Furano Prince Hotel. There were many wooden huts selling various handicrafts. In some huts, the craftsmen were making the handicraft on the spot. Handicrafts such as kaleidoscopes, crystals, ornaments, accessories etc. were sold here.

Ningle Terrace lights up when the sky turned dark, and it's quite romantic.

Dinner for the night - Raw Wagyu Beef Bowl

We had a raw wagyu beef bowl for our dinner. First time tried raw wagyu beef bowl. We were told to stir the wasabi in the soy sauce and then pour the mixture onto the meat in the bowl. Oh!! The meat just melted in my mouth!

Furano Cheese Factory

They sold cheese cake, milk, Furano wine, pizza, they also have some cheese for tasting. The special one was the black color cheese, squid ink cheese, which was erm.. not quite to my liking.

The milk was not as fragrant and tasty as we thought it would be. Maybe we set our standard too high?
This cheesecake was really delicious. It's smooth, soft and tasted really good. A small spoon was provided in the packing so it's easy to eat and won't dirty our hands.
The pizza was good! The crust was crispy and the cheese was fragrant! It was comparable to the standard of pizza in Italy!
On the second floor of the cheese factory, there's a Cheese of the World map, and Furano is the only place that make cheese in Asia!

There were also displays at the second floor which told us where to eat cheese fondue.

We chose to go Furano Wine Factory to have a look and have our lunch there.

Furano Wine Factory

The Furano Wine Factory was located on a little hill and the views up there was quite pretty.

We had our lunch at the Restaurant Winehouse. I ordered the cheese fondue in bread set with a glass of white wine. The cheese was quite nice, but we still preferred those cheese fondue in pot over fire, like the ones we had in Switzerland.

Hubby ordered a steak with rice. The sauce was so delicious, it's like western style Teriyaki sauce?! The steak was tender and coupled with the fried onions, it tasted great!

 Bought a bottle of Furano wine before we left Furano =)

Next up, Noboribetsu!

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