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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


To New Chitose Airport

  • Haneda Airport1 hrs. 30 min.
  • Narita Airport1 hrs. 40 min.
  • Kansai International Airport1 hrs. 50 min.
  • Hiroshima Airport1 hrs. 50 min.
  • Fukuoka Airport2 hrs. 35 min.

To Asahikawa Airport

  • Haneda Airport1 hrs. 40 min.
  • Narita Airport1 hrs. 45 min.
  • Chubu International Airport1 hrs. 45 min.
  • Itami Airport1 hrs. 55 min.
  • Kansai International Airport1 hrs. 50 min.

Websites for various airlines

Ferry Routes

To Otaru Port

  • Niigata18 hrs.
  • Maizuru20 hrs.

To Tomakomai East Port

  • Akita10 hrs.
  • Tsuruga19 hrs.

To Tomakomai Port

  • Sendai15 hrs. 20 min.
  • Oarai19 hrs.

To Hakodate Port

  • Aomori3 hrs. 40 min.
  • Oma1 hrs. 40 min.

Ferry Related Links

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 Airport2 hrs. 10 min.
  • Sapporo2 hrs. 10 min.
  • Asahikawa Airport1 hrs.
  • Asahikawa1 hrs. 20 min.
  • Shimukappu1 hrs.
  • Obihiro2 hrs. 10 min.
  • Otaru2 hrs. 20 min.
  • Akan Lakeside3 hrs. 50 min.
  • Kushiro4 hrs. 20 min.
  • Nemuro6 hrs. 40 min.
  • Shiretoko Pass6 hrs. 40 min.
  • Abashiri5 hrs.
  • Kitami4 hrs. 20 min.
  • Wakkanai5 hrs. 20 min.
  • Tomakomai2 hrs. 40 min.
  • Niseko4 hrs. 10 min.
  • Hakodate5 hrs. 50 min.

Traffic Information Site Link

Expressway Road Information Site Link

Rental Cars

By Bus

Bus Company Link

By JR (Japan Railway)

JR Hokkaido Link

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
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

To nearby sightseeing spots and hot springs

Destination Duration
From Furano to Nakafurano
10 min. by car on Rt. 237
10 min. on the JR Furano Line
From Furano to Kamifurano
20 min. by car
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
40 min. on the JR Furano Line
From Biei to Shirogane Hot Springs
40 min. by car on Rt. 237
40 min. on the JR Furano Line
From Furano to Minami Furano
40 min. by car on Rt. 38
2hr. And 17 min. by North Liner Bus (Reservation required)
From Furano to Shimukappu
45 min. by car on Rt. 237
1hr. And 15 min. by Shimukappu Village Bus

Gas Stations

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.

Sightseeing Buses

Furano [Regular Sightseeing Bus]

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

Rental Cycles

  • Lavender Shop Moriya
    2-1 Hinode Machi, Furano
  • Sportpia
    Kitanomine Terminal 1F, Kitanomine Cho, Furano
  • Recycled House
    Rokugo District, Furano
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