Spots in Furano / Biei / Tomamu Area

  • Hoshino Resort Tomamu The Tower
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    4.0
    1386 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Yufutsu-gun Shimukappumura Nakatomamu
    The Twin Towers Hotel is the famous landmark of Hoshino Resorts Tomamu. Standing in the center of Tomamu, it is quite conveniently located near a restaurant district and outdoor center. In addition to simple, practical standard rooms, they have family rooms, and Mama-rakuda rooms that have been outfitted for ease of use for families with babies, making it a popular place to stay with kids.

    Stayed for 5 nights. Enough snow though it was only early season. It offered many skiing routes, many eateries, open air bath, indoor pool and many activities you and the kids could join. Its one of...

  • Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka
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    4.5
    884 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Shinsei number 3
    Visitors to Shikisai-no-oka in the summer can enjoy the beautiful vistas of colorful flower fields, while in the winter they can experience standing in the midst of a vast expanse of snow. Besides the extensive flower gardens, farmers’ fields and Alpaca ranch, Shikisai-no-oka also has a farm guesthouse where visitors can stay. The farm shop sells vegetables grown locally, as well as other products sourced directly from local farmers. Shikisai-no-oka is located 25 minutes’ walk from JR Bibaushi Station.

    What a colorful experience! September, 3:30 in the afternoon we had a marvelous tour of the colorful, striped fields. We rode in the tractor-pulled wagons which had side covers as it had just rained...

  • Ningle Terrace
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    4.0
    675 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou
    Ningle Terrace is a shopping area located in the forest adjacent to the New Furano Prince Hotel. Ningle appears in the book of the same name written by So Kuramoto and refers to the 15 centimeter-tall character known as The Wise Man of the Forest who lived in the forests of Hokkaido in the past. The line of small cottages in the forest with a collection of a variety of craft shops is like getting lost in a picture book. During the day, you can enjoy bathing in the forest while after sunset you can walk the romantic forest paths which are illuminated.

    Beautiful village with many small shops. A great shop for photo taking along with buying small souvenirs.

  • Furano Onsen Shisai no Yu
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    4.0
    940 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Furano Nakagoryo Shinfurano Prince Hotel
    This hot spring spa is located inside of Prince Hotel New Furano. The well-equipped spa's facilities include liberating outdoor baths from which to enjoy the seasonal Hokkaido scenery, a Finnish-style old pine sauna, a relaxation area, and more.

    This was a 5 day stay in early December. We were lucky and got some good snowfall even in this past low snow year. Hotel staff service was cordial and professional. Please note that the green...

  • Farm Tomita
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    4.0
    170 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano Town Near base line 15
    Farm Tomita is a tourist farm in Furano, Hokkaido, which is called “lavender heaven.” Beautiful lavender fills an entire field. The flowering period is from late June for the early blooms until early August for the late blooms. The best time to see Lavender East, the biggest lavender field in Japan, is from early until mid-July. There is also a shop on the site that handles pot pourri and perfume made from lavender as well as a cafe. Even in the off-season, you can enjoy a variety of flower fields.

    Wonderful lavender, lavender ice-cream and for those who love purple like me, lots of purple/lavender stuff for your purchase. The only thing seems not satisfactory was out lunch. There is not many...

  • Hill of Zerubu and Hill of Atoms
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    4.0
    224 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oozo, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
    Open from late-April to early-October, visitors to Hill of Zerubu and Hill of Atoms can gaze over the nature of Mt Asahidake and the Tokachi Mountain Range while surrounded by beautiful fields of flowers. They’re located about a 50-minute drive on National Route 237 from the Asahikawa-Takasu Interchange on the Hokkaido Expressway. Alternatively, it’s a five-minute taxi or 35-minute walk from the JR Biei Station.

    Its free of charge and close to Biei center, offers some flower fields with less crowds than other famous places like Tomita farm and Shikiasai no Oka.

  • Kaze-no Garden
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    4.0
    240 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou New Furano Prince Hotel On-site
    This garden was used as a location for the filming of the TV drama series “Kaze no Garden” (“Garden of the Wind”), written by famous scriptwriter Sou Kuramoto. The garden has approximately 20,000 individual plants belonging to over 450 different species, giving visitors a real experience of the natural beauty of Furano. In the summer, the “Night Garden,” in which the trees and plants are specially illuminated under the starry skies, enables visitors to enjoy an even more magically beautiful scene.

    This garden with the blooming flowers is so lovely. Even my hubby enjoyed viewing the many many different types of flowers and plants. Very well maintained garden and cottage.

  • Shirogane Blue Pond
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Shirogane
    Depending on the time of year and the angle that you view it from, the water of Shirogane Blue Pond may appear either blue or green. Surrounded by ancient trees (including Japanese Larch), and with the sunlight creating magical effects on the water’s surface, this is a very popular place for taking photos. In winter, the Pond is illuminated, creating an even more mysterious effect. The Pond receives very large numbers of visitors on weekends and during the Golden Week (roughly April 29 to early May) holiday period, so it’s best to allow yourself plenty of time to get there.
  • "Roadside Station Biei ""Okanokura"""
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    3.5
    167 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Motomachi 1-9-21
    A roadside station housed inside a remodeled storehouse built of local soft stone in Biei Town. Inside, the extensive use of Biei Japanese larch wood gives the station a warm, inviting atmosphere. Here you can buy cider modeled after Biei's famous Blue Pond; local specialty products like Biei milk, pork, and flour; and wood and ceramic pieces by local artists. Events such as solo and photo exhibitions featuring artists connected to Biei are periodically held in the station's event space.

    didnt see too much here...just a wayside stop and a place where folks sold some natural produce. there was a nice apple crepe shop next to it.

  • Goro's Stone House
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Higashirokugou
    Goro’s Stone House is the house built by Goro Kuroita, the main character in the TV drama series “Kita no Kuni Kara” (“From the North Country”). In the TV series, Goro builds a house by clearing some of the many stones from Mt. Furano (formerly an active volcano) that were littering the fields. This is the house that Goro and his family were shown living in initially; the fireplace and stone bath have been preserved in the same condition as when the series was first being filmed in the 1980s.
  • Nakafurano Lavender Garden
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    4.0
    177 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sorachigunnakafuranochou Miyamachi 1-14
    A symbol of Nakafurano Town, this lavender garden covers Mt. Hokusei which becomes a ski resort during the winter. If you go to the top on the lift you can see four different kinds of lavender, as well as some colorful marigolds, and salvia splendens covering the mountainside. You can really appreciate the true beauty of nature from here. The lavender park is open from late June through to mid-August.

    We visited this attraction on 7 October 2019, after coming out from Farm Tomita. Both can be visited as they are but a short 15 minute walk apart. While both attractions have similar flowers, Choei...

  • Shinei no Oka Observatory Park
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    4.0
    124 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Bibaushi Shin Rong
    Located in the middle of the Panorama Road area with views extending towards the Tokachi Mountain Range is the Shinei no oka Observatory Park, perched on top of a gently-sloping hill. The scenery with its varying shades of flowers giving color to the hills like a patchwork quilt is both idyllic and beautiful, and is a renowned place in Hokkaido for its glorious sunsets.

    Shinei no Oka is a small stop and carpark area atop a hill, that overlooks the beautiful and peaceful Biei town countryside, which is considered one of the best countryside views across the whole of...

  • Biei Senka
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    4.0
    121 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Omachi 2
    A food showroom run by JA Biei and located in Biei Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. Inside you can find many outlets where you can discover the real flavor of local produce, such as a shop selling Biei farm produce and processed food, a meat and vegetable French restaurant, and a bakery which uses local Biei wheat. From the fresh vegetable market you can send Biei rice as a gift. In the confectionery shop, Biei crème caramel, and roll cake with red bean paste are popular treats.

    The bakery was packed with queue of about 20pax when we got there 5 minutes after the bakery was open. There were only 4 items on the shelves but they were very good (generous red bean paste in the...

  • Takushinkan
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    4.0
    136 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho Takushin
    This gallery, operating out of the former Biei City Chiyoda Elementary School, was established by Shinzo Maeda, a world famous photographer of Japanese landscapes. The gallery displays numerous works by Made and his eldest son Akira, and visitors can enjoy gorgeous photos of the natural landscapes of Biei and other areas in Japan. There's also a shop selling prints, postcards, and photo collections.

    This gallary presents the fantastic works of photographer Maeda Shinzo, who took pictures of the area around Biei during different seasons and weathers - you can really appreciate the different views...

  • Lavender East
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    4.0
    133 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Kamifurano Cho Higashi 6-sen Kita 16
    This is one of the largest lavender fields in Japan, and is managed by Farm Tomita. Farm Tomita is a true Hokkaido icon and has a variety of flower fields to see, including Irodori Field, which paints the hills in all the colors of the rainbow. The fields stretch out for four kilometers eastward from the farm center toward the Tokachi mountain range. This area was originally a paddy farm that changed to growing flowers for aroma essence. Most years, the lavender blooms from early through mid-July, and the combination of gentle flowers and stunning Tokachi mountain range is an incredible sight. The park grounds have observation decks, toilets, and a welcome house selling original goods and soft-serve ice cream.

    We were at Farm Tomita Lavender East at the right time when the lavender was in full bloom. Smell of the lavender is so sweet and the rows and rows of lavender is so beautiful with backdrop of...

  • Hoshino Resort Tomamu Mina-Mina Beach
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    4.5
    114 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Yufutsu-gun Shimukappumura Nakatomamu
    This indoor pool facility includes one of the biggest wave pools in Japan. The roof is glass, allowing swimmers to enjoy fun in the sun while still indoors. The wave pool has a low-wave time and a rough-wave time, with somewhat bigger waves, so both children and adults can have some fun. Smaller children can play in the 30 centimeter-deep kids' pool, or have a great time at the indoor amusement park with the popular giant inflatable rolling Cyber Wheel. There is also a popular interactive program where staff play with the children.

    Too crowded and messy place! Swimming area has other activities such as animal and ball rolling floats, no place to do your swimming. The female spa onsen was not bad.

  • Furano Winery
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    3.5
    148 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Shimizuyama
    Furano Winery is a red brick winery located on a hill. On the winery tour, you can see the wine bottled so far and its state of maturation, as well as production processes such as bottling. On the second floor of the winery, you can taste wine and grape juice while enjoying the mountains of the Tokachi range. The shop handles original goods and products made using wine juice not to mention Furano Wine. As Furano is famous for lavender, you can also enjoy early blooming lavender from late June to mid-July in the winery square.

    From old wine cellars to buying newly made wines. Take a small tour and enjoy walking around this place while sipping free wines. Theres a small lavender garden within its compound for you to see...

  • Roadside Station Minami Furano
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Sorachigunminamifuranochou Ikutora 687-1
    This michi-no-eki roadside station is on National Route 38 in Minami Furano Town, Sorachi County, Hokkaido. There's a massive fish pool with live Sakhalin taimen and white spotted char from the nearby Sorachi River, and the Butter Potatoes made with local Minami Furano potatoes are a hit. Canoes are also quite popular with locals, so the building itself was designed to resemble one.

    観光地なので、広くてきれいです。ドライブの休憩に最適です。中では立ち上がった大きなヒグマと記念写真を撮れます。お土産も沢山、情報を収集するのにも最適です。

  • Rokugo no Mori
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    3.5
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Higashirokugou 1-1
    As the shooting location of the TV drama “From the North”, this forest in littered with interesting places including the original log cabin of Goro Kuroita, Goro’s third house with its windmill generator, a forest photo gallery, and the Forest Forum. This location is closed in the winter months and opening hours vary depending on season, please check before visiting.

    We visited Rokugou-no-mori(ROKUGOU FOREST) Last week. Cos we have never been there. If you are not interested in Japanese drama called Kita-no-kunikara(from north country), recommend you not to visit...

  • Kanno Farm (Garden)
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Nishi12senkita 36 Mima-zakuma Pass
    At Kanno Farm, visitors can enjoy viewing a wide variety of different flowers and crops, including lavender (which comes into bloom around mid-July). The “Kinkonkanno” farm shop, which was renovated in 2010, sells a range of original lavender-themed goods, as well as vegetables and soft-serve ice cream delivered from a nearby pastoral farm. Kanno Farm is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Asahikawa Airport, and 10 minutes’ walk from JR Bibaushi Station.

    This farm is the smallest farm that we had visited during our trip. Less touristy but still nice. They do sell flower seeds, souvenir and local food at the little store in the farm.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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