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A female hitchhiker heading to Furano! 1,300km road trip.

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A female hitchhiker heading to Furano! 1,300km road trip.
  • Polly
    Polly
    gbrSelf-searching hitchhiking trip to Hokkaido.
    A 26-year-old from England. To change herself through the trip she has quit her job as an accountant and decided to take a hitchhiking trip in Japan utilizing her Japanese language skill that she earned at college.

A female hitchhiker heading to Furano! 1,300km road trip.

  • Would you like to follow me if you're interested in my hitchhiking trip?

    Would you like to follow me if you're interested in my hitchhiking trip?

    Polly has arrived in Narita airport from England and finds our crew. As soon as she finds out what our TV show is about, she offers to follow her hitchhiking trip. Lucky us! This is our first time following a female hitchhiker!


  • The destination is a lavender farm in Furano, Hokkaido.

    The destination is a lavender farm in Furano, Hokkaido.

    Polly is 26 years old and to change herself through the trip she has quit her job as an accountant and decided to take a hitchhiking trip in Japan utilizing her Japanese language skill that she earned at college. Her destination is a lavender farm in Furano, Hokkaido which is 1,300km away from where she starts the trip. "Towards Hokkaido" in the board in her hands she starts her hitchhiking trip and soon after that a person who saw her near the station kindly offers to take her to Utsunomiya station.


    Iwatsuki station
    1, Honmachi, Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama city, Saitama prefecture
  • Is it easy to find a driver?? She has no issues finding drivers because of her beauty.

    Is it easy to find a driver?? She has no issues finding drivers because of her beauty.

    Day 2 of the hitchhiking trip has started and a man with a very cool convertible car has driven Polly for 130km from Utsunomiya to Koriyama, Fukushima! Soon after she gets off at Koriyama she starts trying to find another car and only 10 minutes later a man who thought she was pretty walks towards her to ask where she'd like to go. He then drives her to Sendai and even introduces her to a person who lets her stay in her garden.


    Experience the taste of Japanese family and kindness.

    Experience the taste of Japanese family and kindness.

    Polly has been offered to stay inside the house but she chooses to stay in her tent in the garden. The family offers her to join them for dinner to try "OX tongue" which is a specialty of Sendai. This was her first time to have dinner at a Japanese house. It was only for one night but she enjoyed the family's hospitality and left the house feeling lonely.


    Sendai, Miyagi prefecture
  • Hitting off with 3 girls offering the ride and enjoys hot pot dinner in Akita together.

    Hitting off with 3 girls offering the ride and enjoys hot pot dinner in Akita together.

    Still no issues finding drivers, on day 3 Polly has arrived in Morioka. She's met with 3 women in the 7th car she's hitchhiked who are friends from elementary school and on their way home to Odate city, Akita. The 4 of them hit it off in the car and decide to try "Kiritanpo hot pot" which is a specialty of Akita! She seems to like the taste of it too.


    Odate city, Akita prefecture
  • At ferry landing in Aomori! Hokkaido on the other side of the ocean!

    At ferry landing in Aomori! Hokkaido on the other side of the ocean!

    Polly set up her tent before dinner but because it was too dark and could be dangerous to sleep out she decided to stay at one of the girls'. The next morning the girls drive her to the ferry landing in Aomori.


    Aomori port ferry terminal
    2-11-1, Okidate, Aomori city, Aomori prefecture
  • Still no issues finding drivers, 420km more to go!

    Still no issues finding drivers, 420km more to go!

    Polly takes the ferry from Aomori and arrives in Hakodate, Hokkaido. 420km more to go to Furano! She still has no issues finding the drivers and soon arrives in Iwamizawa via Sapporo, and finally finds a driver who would take her to her final destination, Furano! She must have something that attracts people to find drivers this easy.


    Iwamizawa city, Hokkaido
  • Furano lavender farm at last!

    Furano lavender farm at last!

    Polly finally arrives at the lavender farm she has been dreaming of visiting… but it is far from what she expected, the carpet of lavenders in full bloom. Instead its all green leaves. The date she arrived was May 25 but the lavenders are in full bloom in mid July. Apparently she didn't research beforehand but she decided to stay one more month in Furano to see the beautiful flowers!


    Farm Tomita
    Kisen Kita 15-go, Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido