Every year between June and October travelers converge on JR Ashikawa to ride the sightseeing train Furano-Biei Norokko. As it runs to its final destination, Furano Station, passengers will be treated to amazing views of the surrounding hills of Biei and lavender fields as the train leisurely rolls through the countryside. This limited-run train route is designed with photographers and nature lovers in mind as the train slows down at picture-perfect spots along the way. Take advantage of these moments and snap photos of the breathtaking scenery, or just sit back and take in the landscape. Give yourself some time to disembark at the Lavender Farm Station, a stop only open for a limited time, to access the popular tourist spot “Farm Tomita,” where you can buy lavender goods on-site.