Only 45 minutes drive from Asahikawa.
Furano is surrounded by such vast nature with a commanding view of the Taisetsu - Tokachidake Mountain Range, Ashibetsu and Yubari mountains. During winter the nearby Kitanomine area and Furano area are combined into one large winter ski resort. Skiers and snowboarders from around the world gather in search of high quality snow. During summer all kinds of flowers bloom at once, and the much awaited outdoor life begins. Rafting and canoeing can be enjoyed on the Sorachi River, Mukawa River and at Lake Kanayama. From mountain climbing to foot baths, there are so many things to do in every season for everyone from kids to grandparents. The fact that so many things can be experienced in one place makes Furano a special place to visit.
Furano Tourism Association Official Website
BIEI TIME - Biei tourist information site