Hi there, I am planning to visit Hokkaido next July. Can you advise me on the blooming period of lavendar? is it in early July say 1st week of July and where is the best spot to see them. Also I need recommendations on budget accomodations in Furano and Biei. Has anyone come across the "Navel Festival" in Furano ? How is it like ? thanks and hope to hear from you soon.