Located in central Hokkaido, Furano is a great year round tourist destination. In winter the ski resort attracts visitors from around the world and in summer tens of thousands of domestic and international visitors flock to see the incredible spectacle of vast, carefully cultivated fields of flowers. The snow conditions in Furano are fantastic due to its inland location and temperatures that stay well below zero. Furano offers an excellent alternative to Niseko for skiiers and snowboarders wanting to get away from the crowds and get a slice of rural Japanese culture. Access to Furano is straight forward with frequent buses and trains running from Sapporo.
At a Glance
Skiing, snowboarding, site seeing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, flower viewing, hiking
Trains and buses run regularly from Sapporo and Asahikawa.
The train takes 3hrs from Sapporo and 1 hr from Asahikawa
Closest Train Station
All the usual Japanese fare is available in Furano and somewhere in the town is a fanatstic little curry shop housed in a ramshackle cabin the challenge is to find it!
Furano is a great base for skiiers and snowboarders with Tomamu and Kamui Ski Links not far away and back country spot Tokachi Dake less than an hour down the road.