Welcome to Furano
Furano (富良野) is one of Japan's most inland towns and considered the centre of Hokkaidō – a distinction that has earned it the cute nickname Heso-no-machi (Belly-Button Town). It is equally attractive in summer and winter: summers are almost hot (but not quite) and there are fields of flowers, farm-fresh produce and ice-cream stands to be enjoyed, plus plenty of opportunities for walking, hiking and cycling. Winters,... Read More
Top experiences in Furano
Full-Day Furano Lavender Farm and Blue Pond from Sapporo
You will be picked up at the designated meeting point by coach bus and then start heading to the Sorachi District of Hokkaido where the famous lavender fields "Farm Tomita" in Furano. Relax at the large and beautiful lavender field and enjoy the refreshing aroma for approx. 2 hours. Stroll around the field, take some memorable photos, or shop at the local stores. You can also stop by the cafe at the farm and enjoy some snacks or soft cream of unique local flavors, such as lavender, melon, or mix.Later enjoy your light lunch, traditional Japanese onigiri (2 rice balls) in the bus and then be transferred to the Four Season Hill located in Biei, a small town of Kamikawa prefecture. Four Season Hill is also called "Shikisai-No-Oka" in Japanese; "Shikisai" means "the color of four season" and "oka" mean "hill", which is a perfect name for this beautiful hill. You will have approximately 30 minutes of visiting time and there is no better way to embrace the summer of Sapporo by indulging yourself in the colorful flower landscape. Afterwards head to Shirogane to see the dream-like Blue Pond, also called "Aoiike" in Japanese. Blue Pond contains aluminum hydroxide that turns the pond into dream-like blue color in the sun light. Take a walk around the pond for about 30 minutes and don't forget to take a lot of photos. The next stop is Miyama Pass Overlook. Enjoy the beautiful view of Tokachi Mountain range one more time before making a last stop at Furano Marché for 20-minutes break. This will be the last shopping place you will pass by for, remember buy all the gifts that you wish before heading back to Sapporo. On the way homemade butter roll and orange peel bread from Furano Marché bakery will be served on the coach bus.After the long day trip, coach bus will bring you back to the place near the original departure place.