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  • 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.
  • Farm Tomita
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    4.5
    1255 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.

    It is just an amazing experience to be here. Beautiful well-kept family run farm is just amazing to walk around. Getting there was quite a challenge but once you see how beautiful the place is, the...

  • Ningle Terrace
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    4.5
    4 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.

    This little coffee shop is in the center of Ningle Terrace, next to the New Prince Hotel. It has seating both outside and inside, so you can visit during any season. I didn't have a chance to try...

  • Furano Winery
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    3.5
    132 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.

    Very good beef steak with excellent services. Great food. Friendly services. Nice environment. Nice music and nice view.

  • Furano Cheese Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakago-ku
    Furano Cheese Factory manufactures cheese made from the fresh milk of dairy cattle raised in the pastures of Furano. Inside the factory, you can visit the cheese production room and the aging room from behind glass. In the direct sales area on the second floor, there is a cheese tasting corner, and it also sells cheese and confectionary. You can make butter, ice cream and cheese in the handmade experience workshop (for a fee). The Pizza Kobo, where you can eat authentic Napoli pizza baked by craftsmen trained in Naples is also popular.
  • Kunen Kobo YAMADORI
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Asahimachi 4-14
    Kunen Kobo YAMADORI is a restaurant in Furano. You can enjoy cuisine made with Furano ingredients. The famous local delicacy Furano Omelette Curry is popular with young and old, men and women alike. It also sells sausages and bacon made by hand using fresh ingredients produced locally in Furano.
  • JR Furano Station Information Center
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Hinodemachi 1-30
    A tourist information center located next to JR Furano Station. Here you can find all sorts of tourist information about Furano. They offer volunteer tour guides, recommend local lodgings and activities, book tourist taxis, and deliver luggage to your lodging allowing you to sightsee unencumbered. (JNTO Registered Information Center-Hokkaido Prefectural Governmental Registration for Tourism 3-547)

    Didn't think that a small town like Furano would have such a nice, big and informative tourist information office. A pleasure. We were helped by John Dyer who was extremely patient, helpful and who...

  • Fukiage Roten no Yu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Fukihama Onsen
    Fukiage Roten no Yu Onsen is a free open-air mixed bathing hot spring which is located at Fukiage Onsen in Kami-Furano on the slopes of Mt. Tokachi. The bath is made of rock and you can bathe within a natural mountain. There is no dressing room so you can wear a swim suit or wrap yourself in a towel while you are soaking. The Japanese TV drama “From the North Country” made this onsen famous which is why so many people visit especially on weekends or public holiday. It is open 24 hours.
  • NRA North River Adventures
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sorachigunminamifuranochou Ochiai 155
    An outdoor tour company that gives top priority to safety and conducts tours tailored to the physical abilities of its guests. Programs for kids from as young as three years old are available and activities such as camping, canyoneering, rafting, and mountain stream fishing can all be enjoyed along with the crew. Please note that tours differ between the summer and winter.
  • Confectionery Store Furano Delice
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Shimogoryou 2156-1
    A wonderfully pretty cake shop in Furano City, Hokkaido, surrounded by trees and flowers. Furano Delice sells a variety of sweets using locally sourced ingredients from Hokkaido and Furano. There’s a large selection of cakes on display ideal to eat at home or take away as a gift, such as the full-flavored Furano Milk pudding and their signature cake Double Fromage, with two types of cheese. There are places where you can sit down and eat in the shop and also an area to arrange shipment of your newly purchased goods!
  • Tomita Melon House
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Sorachigunnakafuranochou Miyamachi 3-32
    Tomita Melon House is a specialty shop located deep in the countryside in Nakafurano Town, Sorachi County, Hokkaido. They have a melon sweets shop where you can taste a variety of sweets which use both dark and light Furano melons and in addition to melons, they have a shop where you can buy and send vegetables from Furano. In the sweets shop freshly sliced melon, soft ice cream, and Furano melon buns which are also well known at product fairs around the country, are all very popular. You can enjoy the wonderful Furano scenery to your heart’s content from the spacious wood deck.

    sweet and delicious melon served in variety of choices to die for. The ice cream, drinks, juices and many more are some of the choices available. The setting and seating areas are also excellent for...

  • Mori no Tokei “Forest Clock” Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou New Furano Prince Hotel On-site
    Mori no Tokei “Forest Clock” Cafe is located in the grounds of the New Furano Prince Hotel in Furano City, Hokkaido. The cafe was actually created for a famous television drama called Yasashi Jikan in which the leading character opened the place as a shop making it the main stage for the story. Open the door of the cafe that stands quietly in the middle of the forest and the sweet aroma of coffee will come wafting through. Enjoy the great tasting coffee and the cakes reminiscent of snow while looking out at the changing seasons through the large windows.
  • Aruu no Pain
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Omura Murayama 1087-16
    Café and bakery in Biei-cho, Kamikawa, Hokkaido, run by a married couple from Tokushima and their dog for over 20 years. Their excellent bread with its soft texture and natural flavors are carefully crafted with local flour and homemade natural yeast. An in-eat area is also available where you can enjoy their food menu including cheese fondue. The store itself looks like a homely log cabin with cute hand-written signboards and knickknacks everywhere.
  • Noragama
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Shimogo-ku
    About 1.5 kilometers from JR Furano Station (about five minutes by car) is Noragama where both adults and children can have a go at pottery using their hands and the wheel. What’s more, situated in the middle of an onion field, is the must-see Gallery Nora created inside a 60-year old house. Displays and sales of items by creators from Furano and elsewhere are occasionally held here and you can enjoy the marvel of old and new, Japanese and Western, all contained within this old Japanese house. For lunch, Cafe Nora, adjoined to the gallery, is recommended. Reservations are required for those wanting a go at pottery. Opening hours change depending on the season so please check in advance for cafe opening times.
  • Café Goryo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Kamigoryou
    In Kamigoryo, Furano City, Hokkaido, sits a small cafe which has been refurbished from an old barn by the husband and wife owners. The red roof of the cafe standing in a field in Furano is easy to spot. The husband and wife team prepare dishes from food which they fell in love with during their travels around the world, and offer guests the chance to eat food like healthy rice using homemade vegetables, home roasted coffee, and sweets, etc. There’s also an old house, built 80 years ago, which has been lovingly renovated into a guest house where you can stay overnight (meals not included).
  • Home-roasted Coffee Shop Gosh
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Bibaushikita 3-4-21
    A delicious bread and coffee shop located three minutes walk from Bibaushi Station. Gosh sells natural yeast bread that goes well with ham and cheese and stewed dishes, and various coffees which have been imported from all over the world. Raw coffee beans are hand-picked and home-roasted in a drum which is heated from below to produce superb tasting coffee. Relax, sit back and enjoy the taste of paper filter coffee, or flannel drip coffee, while eating homemade cake in the peaceful surroundings of the coffee shop. Children under 15 years old are not permitted in the coffee shop.
  • Blanc Rouge
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Omura Murayama
    A pretty, log cabin restaurant situated in the patchwork hills of Biei Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. Blanc Rouge provides warm, homely dishes using locally sourced ingredients such as potatoes from Biei. The beef stew, made with beef braised in red wine and potherbs to give a full-flavor, is a particular favorite on the menu. There are also plenty of Biei gastronomic delights on the menu such as tender chicken with boiled cabbage, and potato gratin, etc. Pets are allowed on the terraced area.
  • Lunch Cafe Fuu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Shinsei Third
    This fashionable cafe in a log cabin-style is situated on a hill overlooking the Mt. Daisetsu and Tokachi Mountain Range in Biei Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. They have seating out on the terrace where you can take in the beautiful scenery of Biei while sampling the owner’s wonderful food. Popular dishes on the menu are the sumptuous cutlet sandwich and beef curry, made with Kobe beef. In-season, home-grown vegetables are handpicked just one hour before the cafe opens and used for cooking. Take-out options are also possible and popular as an airport lunch too.
  • Kumagera
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Hinodemachi 3-22
    This creative cuisine restaurant was established in 1980 under the theme of ‘Bringing Furano into Kumagera!’ It was opened during the filming of a famous TV drama and was adored by the actors and TV crew. Popular dishes on the menu are the whey curry, made from Furano cow’s milk, and the wagyu roast beef on a bed of rice. They also offer a wide range of dishes using locally sourced ingredients and an array of sake. The interior of the shop has an artistic feel and uses wooden beams retrieved from the river bed to create a relaxed space. The nearest station is Furano Station.
  • Restaurant Nord
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Shimogoryou 2002
    Restaurant Nord, located in Shimogoryo, Furano City, Hokkaido, is complemented by a wine shop. The wine made on site features a variety of grapes collected from all over the world and is only produced in small quantities. It is available to drink in the restaurant. Popular items on the menu are the classic Cheese Fondue and Furano Omucurry (rice omelet with curry sauce). The shop complete with wine barrel and white interior has an open, airy feel and high-class finish. The homely, cozy restaurant is also a popular venue for weddings.

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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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