6) Take in the pleasures of Farm TomitaHave you really made the most of Japan, if you skipped out on the Farm Tomita? The incredible lavender fields of Farm Tomita make for the most breathtaking view in all of Japan. Lavender has been cultivated in Hokkaido for more than a century now, and the best way to experience its harvest is by visiting the Farm Tomita which does not just provide acres of lavender fields, but also has a backdrop of the Tokachi Mountain. In 2008 the farm opened a brand new Lavender East farm. Entry to the field is free. You can shop, hang out at a cafe, take in the view from a deck, or even take the 15-minute bus tour through the prettiest lavender farm in the world. The best time to visit the farm is between June to September.