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Main access from abroad

To New Chitose Airport

Korea (Incheon) 2 hrs. 45 min.
Korea (Busan) 2 hrs. 20 min.
China (Shanghai) 3 hrs. 20 min.
China (Beijing) 3 hrs. 50 min.
China (Hong Kong) 4 hrs. 50 min.
Taiwan (Taipei/ Taoyuan) 3 hrs. 50 min.
Thailand (Bangkok) 6 hrs. 45 min.
Russia (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) 1 hrs. 20 min.
America (Honolulu, Hawaii) 9 hrs.
America (Guam) 5 hrs.

To Asahikawa Airport

Korea (Incheon) 3 hrs. 10 min.
Taiwan (Taipei/ Taoyuan) 3 hrs. 55 min.

Main access from outside Hokkaido

Airplane

To New Chitose Airport

Haneda Airport 1 hrs. 30 min.
Narita Airport 1 hrs. 40 min.
Kansai International Airport 1 hrs. 50 min.
Hiroshima Airport 1 hrs. 50 min.
Fukuoka Airport 2 hrs. 35 min.

To Asahikawa Airport

Haneda Airport 1 hrs. 40 min.
Narita Airport 1 hrs. 45 min.
Chubu International Airport 1 hrs. 45 min.
Itami Airport 1 hrs. 55 min.
Kansai International Airport 1 hrs. 50 min.
Websites for various airlines

Ferry Routes

Ferry Routes

Niigata 18 hrs.
Maizuru 20 hrs.

To Tomakomai East Port

Akita 10 hrs.
Tsuruga 19 hrs.

To Tomakomai Port

Sendai 15 hrs. 20 min.
Oarai 19 hrs.

To Hakodate Port

Aomori 3 hrs. 40 min.
Oma 1 hrs. 40 min.

Main access from within Hokkaido

By Car

Because Furano is located almost in the center of Hokkaido, it is a great base for sightseeing. All times listed are based upon summer driving without side stops or resting on the way. Some areas the time is calculated by factoring in the use of the expressway, exclusive automobile roads and bypass roads. Hokkaido is vast and full of places to visit. Be sure to allow for plenty of time when planning your itinerary and drive safely for a pleasant vacation.

Major cities on the way to Furano and estimated time from sightseeing spots.

New Chitose Airport 2 hrs. 10 min.
Nemuro 6 hrs. 40 min.
Sapporo 2 hrs. 10 min.
Shiretoko Pass 6 hrs. 40 min.
Asahikawa Airport 1 hrs.
Abashiri 5 hrs.
Asahikawa 1 hrs. 20 min.
Kitami 4 hrs. 20 min.
Shimukappu 1 hrs.
Wakkanai 5 hrs. 20 min.
Obihiro 2 hrs. 10 min.
Tomakomai 2 hrs. 40 min.
Otaru 2 hrs. 20 min.
Niseko 4 hrs. 10 min.
Akan Lakeside 3 hrs. 50 min.
Hakodate 5 hrs. 50 min.
Kushiro 4 hrs. 20 min.

By Bus

Bus Company Link
Winter Season Limited Ski Bus

By JR (Japan Railway)

JR Furano Station to Major Sightseeing Spots

Sightseeing spots within the city
Spot Name Duration from Furano Station
Furano Ski Area (Kitanomine Zone)
Kitanomine Gondola Resort Hotel and Pension Area

10 min. by car

10 min. by Furano [Lavender] Bus [Goryo Line]

Furano Ski Area (Furano Zone)
Furano Ropeway/New Furano Prince Hotel
Ningle Terrace/Coffee Mori no Tokei/ Kaze-no Garden (Windy Garden)

15 min. by car

18 min. by Furano [Lavender] Bus

Furano Ski Area/Town Area
Furano Evening Shuttle Bus
Furano Marche/Furano Area Oroshiuri market/
FuranoPrince Hotel/New Furano Prince Hotel

New Furano Prince Hotel 22min. by Furano Evening Shuttle Bus during the winter season

Furano Marche

10 min. on foot

3 min. by car

Furano Winery/Furano Wine House/
Campana Rokkatei (Shimizuyama Area)

10 min. by car

Furano Cheese Factory/Ice Milk Factory/Furano Pizzeria

10 min. by car

Highland Furano

15 min. by car

15 min. by Hokkaido Chuo Bus [Express Furano] (Get off at Shimanoshita)

Rokugo District(TV Drama "From the Northern Country" Locations/ Furano Jam Garden)

30 min. by car

40 min. by Furano [Rokugo Line] Bus

Yamabe District (Melon Road/Furano Lifelong Learning Center)

20 min. by car

27 min. by Furano [Nishi Tappu Line] Bus

20 min. by JR Nemuro Main Line (Get off at Yamabe Station)

To nearby sightseeing spots and hot springs
Destination Duration
From Furano to Nakafurano

10 min. by car on Rt. 237

12 min. by Furano [Lavender] Bus

10 min. on the JR Furano Line

From Furano to Kamifurano

20 min. by car

24 min. by Furano [Lavender] Bus

20 min. on the JR Furano Line

From Kamifurano to Tokachidake Hot Springs

25 min. by car on Rt. 291

30 min. by Kamifurano City Bus [Tokachidake Line]

From Furano to Biei

40 min. by car on Rt. 237

46 min. by Furano [Lavender] Bus

40 min. on the JR Furano Line

From Biei to Shirogane Hot Springs

30 min. by car on Rt. 966

35 min. by Dohoku Bus

From Furano to Minami Furano

40 min. by car on Rt. 38

40 min. on the JR Nemuro Main Line (Get off at Ikutora Station)

From Furano to Shimukappu

45 min. by car on Rt. 237

1hr. And 15 min. by Shimukappu Village Bus

24 HR Gas Stations
Hokuren (Self Service)

1-83 Shintomi Cho, Furano 0167-39-0200

Apart from those in major cities, most gas stations in Hokkaido are open only during the day, so when traveling during early morning or late at night, be sure to fill up ahead.

Sightseeing trains, buses and taxis

Sightseeing Trains

JR Furano-Biei Norokko (Only in operation during summer)

This train takes a leisurely ride between Furano and Biei. It also makes a stop at [Lavender Field Station] in Nakafurano, a station which appears only during summer. JR Hokkaido

Sightseeing Buses

[Kururu]

This is a handy bus which you can travel on as much as you like to explore the major sights of Furano, including  Furano Marche, Furano Cheese Factory, Farm Tomita, Furano Winery  and JR Frano Station during the summer season.

Timetable PDF
Furano [Regular Sightseeing Bus] Furano Bus Company

JR Hokkaido Twinkle Bus

Bus tours that make the rounds to all the famous and scenic spots centering around Furano and Biei. JR Hokkaido

Sightseeing Taxis

There are chartered taxis with sightseeing plans to all the drama location sites and flower gardens.

Taxis, Hired Cars, Rental Cycles

Taxis, Hired Cars

Furano Taxi Link
Chuo Hired Car Link

Rental Cycles

Lavender Shop Moriya 2-1 Hinode Machi, Furano 0167-22-2273
Sportpia Kitanomine Terminal 1F, Kitanomine Cho, Furano 0167-22-1935
Recycled House Rokugo District, Furano 0167-23-3388
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