Sightseeing, outdoor activities, sipping wine and enjoying hot spring- Experience in Furano
Furano is a city in the prefecture of Hokkaido, Japan, located in the southern reaches of Kamikawa Subprefecture, under whose jurisdiction it resides. Because of its position in the heart of Hokkaido, Furano is nicknamed the “navel town.” Well known throughout Japan as a tourism destination, it is famous for its lavender fields, the television drama Kita no Kuni kara and the Furano Ski Resort, which held the Snowboarding World Cup in recent years.
Furano’s natural beauty can be appreciated in every season—stardust in the winter sky, charming Japanese skunk cabbage flowers along the roadside in spring, the inviting color and fragrance of lavender in summer, and the glorious red and yellow leaves in fall.
In Furano, you can go hiking, cycling, fishing, parasailing, horse riding, agricultural activities, thrilling rafting trips down the Sorachi River and skiing through the soft powder snow at the nearby Kita-no-Mine ski resort in winter.
Furano has been producing wine since 1972, and there is a winery overlooking the town open to the public with free wine tastings. In September, Hinode-machi in Furano has a wine festival. You can buy and try many types of wines.
Enjoying hot spring
Furuno is also famous for hot spring. Fukiage Onsen is one of the great secrets of Furuno that became well-known because of the drama Kita no Kuni kara. You can bath in hot spring while enjoying surrounding natural views.
Source : Japan National Tourism Organization