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Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Furano / Biei / Tomamu Area

  • NRA North River Adventures
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    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.
  • Flower land Kamifurano
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Nishi5senkita 27
    The colorful flower gardens of Flower Land Kamifurano stand out wonderfully against the backdrop of the majestic Mt. Tokachi. At about 150,000 square meters, the large area is a great place to take a leisurely stroll or have a go on one of their popular tractor rides. You can also have a go at making pillows using lavender potpourri and making potpourri pouches among other activities.
  • Shinei no Oka Observatory Park
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    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...

  • Nakafurano Lavender Garden
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    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.
  • Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka
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    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.

    The flowers were very colourful and beautiful, even on a wet and rainy day. Its free to enter, and you only have to pay if you want to take the rides. Worth a visit to see the immense fields of...

  • Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Sanai Green
    Located just off the famous “Panorama Road,” the Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park has an observation platform with a distinctive red pyramid-shaped roof, where visitors relax and enjoy views over gently rolling hills. There are also toilets available, making this a convenient place to stop for a break.
  • Hill of Zerubu and Hill of Atoms
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    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.
  • Kaze-no Garden
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    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.

  • Lavender Garden in Furano Grape Hill Park
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Shimizuyama Furano Wine Factory
    Besides grape vineyards, Furano Grape Hill Park in the Shimizuyama district of Furano City also has lavender fields. The pale purple fields are just exactly the kind of beautiful scene that people associate with Furano. Furano Grape Hill Park is also a popular place to enjoy a meal at the wine production facility or at the nearby wine-lodge.

    If you look for somewhere to relax after a hot morning under the sun, this park is a good place to chill.

  • The Goto Sumio Museum
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Higashi4senkita 26
    The Goto Sumio Museum is dedicated to the work of Japanese painter Goto Sumio, who has been depicting the natural beauty of Hokkaido in his paintings for half a century. The Museum displays a comprehensive range of Mr. Goto’s work, from the first of his paintings to be selected for inclusion in the Japanese Art Institute Exhibition and other early works through to his landscapes and sketches showing the flowers associated with different seasons of the year. The Museum shop sells books containing collections of paintings, exhibition catalogs, etc. The Museum restaurant, “Furano Grill,” is also highly recommended; while they eat, diners can enjoy spectacular views of the peaks of Mt. Tokachi and the nearby hills. The Museum is around 5 minutes’ drive from JR Kamifurano Station.

    We werent quite sure what to expect from the Gallery, but we ended up spending longer here than we had planned for, the art work is breath-taking / magnificent ! Well worth the entrance fee of 1,040...

  • Kaiku Kiln
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Shirogane
    In the foothills of Mt. Tokachi, surrounded by Japanese larch trees and white birch forests, “Kaiku Kiln” exhibits unique objects and reliefs, as well as everyday items. Visitors can try their hand at making clocks and painting, as well as making mugs of Takuro who appeared in the drama “Affectionate Time” (Yasashii Jikan). Inquiries from two weeks beforehand are required between December and February. It is approximately 25 minutes by car from JR Kamifurano Station.
  • Hinode Lavender Garden
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Higashi1senkita 27
    An observatory on a small hill offers a 360 degree view of a beautiful lavender garden which blooms from June to August, as well as the Tokachi Mountain Range. A variety of events are held here, including the Kamifurano Flower and Fire Festival in July. At the adjoining athletic ground and motor home camping ground, you can enjoy the great outdoors. There are also cottages available for use by families and groups.

    富良野の夏はラベンダーが一押しです。しかし全国や世界からの観光客が訪れるため非常に混雑するのが特徴です。富良野の穴場のラベンダーの観光地が日の出ラベンダー園です。上富良野町の高台に位置しており見晴らしも良い場所です。

  • Miyama Touge Art Park
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Nishi8senkita 33 Fukayama Pass
    A trick art-oriented amusement facility located in Kamifurano Town. In the museum, you can see trick art that changes in appearance depending on your perspective or looks as if it's about to leap out at you despite being 2D. There's also a huge Ferris wheel from which you can enjoy a sweeping view of Kamifurano from 50 meters above the ground, and classes where you can etch a glass or make your own snow dome. On the terrace, you can barbecue Kamifurano pork and enjoy the natural scenery of the area.

    Took lavender go bus to miyama pass. just walk towards the ferry wheel about 5min. The mountain view is really beautiful. Colourful Flowers patch can be seen too. The Trick Art museum is v small. The...

  • Haruo Kikuchi Photo Gallery (Hokusei-no-Oka)
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Biei-cho Okubo Cooperative Northwest Hill Observation Park front
    This photo gallery in front of Hokusei-no-Oka Observatory Park is a five-minute drive from JR Biei Station. It mainly exhibits the latest photography from Haruo Kikuchi, a landscape photographer who moved to Biei Town. There are natural landscape photographs taken with a high definition camera, as well as four images like Biei From the Air - Blue Pond shot using a drone. They also sell original products like calendars and postcards featuring Haruo Kikuchi's photos.
  • Biei Shirogane Nature Club
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Shirogane Hot spring
    A nature club based in Biei Town's Shirogane hot spring area. The club offers nature tours primarily focusing on Daisetsuzan National Park and the Biei and Shirogane hot spring area sprawling at the foot of the Tokachi mountains. In addition to tours in which veteran nature guides introduce popular locations and picturesque spots, the club also offers private, tour guide-coordinated tours. Green Plan tours held from the start of summer to fall allow participants to take in the flowers, lush wild plants, and foliage of the area, while White Plan tours in winter give participants the chance to explore the plains of silvery white on snowshoe. The club's photo treks, in which participants take photos while trekking through beautiful locations, are particularly popular.
  • Motor Paraglider Tandem Flight Experience
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nishigakudenni-ku
    This MPG Sorachi school is where you can experience year-round motor paragliding through tandem (two-person) flight. A motor paraglider is a vehicle with an attached motor that enables takeoffs even from flat surfaces. You can enjoy the vast land of Hokkaido while looking down at the changing scenery throughout the four seasons for a refreshing feeling that cannot be easily gotten with any other vehicle. Beginners can rest assured because it is a tandem flight with the instructor. The flight time is about 15 minutes. You should set aside plenty of time since you must wait for the wind.
  • Safari Cart Tour
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    Hokkaido Yufutsu-gun Sakai-Gun Village Tomamu Hoshino Resort Tomamu GAO Outdoor Center
    This activity is run by Hoshino Resort Tomamuin Shimukappu Village, Yufutsu County, Hokkaido. Covering an expansive acreage, this safari begins at sunset to search for wild life during the night by running around in a cart. Visitors can actually encounter northern foxes, and Hokkaido deer. For a night time activity, this safari is popular with families.
  • "Hoshioka""Hoshi ni Te no Todoku Oka"" Campground"
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    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano Town Bebeyi Hieshin no Oka
    Campground open from early April to October in Nakafurano, Sorachi, Hokkaido. A famous location for looking across the Furano landscape and gazing up at the beautiful stars at night. They also have cabins you can rent for multiple people. You can also try Hitsujigaoka Genghis Khan, a grilled mutton dish which you can enjoy with a cool beer.
  • Torinuma Park
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Higashitorinuma 1
    A natural green space located in Furano City, Hokkaido distinguished by an emerald green pond fed by a crystal clear natural spring. Come gaze upon the reflections of the trees in the pond and the changing of the seasons. Wild birds and red squirrels frequent the park as do fireflies during the summer months. From spring to fall rent a boat to sail across the pond.
  • Hotalu Street
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    Hokkaido Yufutsu-gun Shokan-mura Naka Tomamu Hoshino Resort Tomamu area
    Japan's first ski in ski out village, the Hotalu Street, opened in December, 2017 is part of Hoshino Resort Tomamu, in Shimukappu Village, YufutsuCounty, Hokkaido. The village is lined with matching wood structured stores where one can enjoy a quick meal or a little shopping. In the winter, one can enter the street on a snowboard or skis, have a bite to eat and get right back to skiing. Easily accessible from the two tower accommodations, the Tower and the Risonare, the village can be enjoyed by both those skiing, snowboarding, or not. During summer months, the street is lined with outdoor liquor and sweets vendors, allowing one to experience the expansive Hokkaido nature. The village is available to both overnight guests and day visitors.

    It is only minutes of walk away from Risonare Hotel and one can actually ski/snowboard all the way down from the tracks nearby for a proper meal or quick bite. Tried several restaurants there and...

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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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