• July 18th, 2014
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[Lake Kanayama in Minamifurano] Man-made Lake Has Rich Nature and Facilities

Lake Kanayama

Lake Kanayama (かなやま湖) is a man-made lake in Minamifurano town located in the southern part of Furano city. Kanayama Dam was built in 1967, and the lake was born. It stretches east-west along Hokkaido Road 465, and the watere surface area is 9.2 km2, and the lake is the Japan's 8th largest dam lake. The kanayama Dam is the only concrete hollow gravity dam with about 57 m in height in Hokkaido, and was chosen as "100 Best Dam Lake in Japan", too. Kanayamako Lookout (かなやま湖展望台) and Kanayanamako Forest Park (かなやま湖森林公園) are around the lake, and 740,000 toursits visit here. Kanayamako Lake Water Festival is held on the last Saturday and Sunday of July. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Kanayama Dam
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Kanayama Dam
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Lake Kanayama
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
Kanayama Dam
Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

Movie of Kanayamako Lake Water Festival

The center of the Minamifurano is at east part of the lake, and restraunts, cafes, and convenience stores are built there. Hoshino Resort (星野リゾート), Rokugo Forest (麓郷の森), Akaiwa Seigan-kyo (赤岩青巌峡) and Yunosawa Onsen (湯の沢温泉) are relatively near here, too. By the way, speaking of the tasty restraunts in the Minamifurano, Kanayamako Log Hotel Larch (かなやま湖ログホテルラーチ), Farm & Cafe Berries and Fortun Bagels (フォーチュンベーグルズ) are popular in particular.

Akaiwa Seigan-kyo Is Popular Spot with Rock Climbers
Yunosawa Onsen

Tomamu Unkai Terrace

Hoshino Resort Unkai Terrace (星野リゾート 雲海テラス) is a popular sightseeing spot in Tomamu, Shimukappu village located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city and is famous as a resort that tourists can enjoy a golf in a summer, a ski and a snowboarding in a winter. In 2005, they started the unkai terrace that utilized a ski-lift in a summer, it became a popular tourist attraction in an instant. The Unkai Terrace is established at 1,088 m above sea level, there is a cafe, and Yoga is held. Let's breathe the fresh air. Read More

Unkai Terrace
Tomamu Unkai Terrace

Yunosawa Onsen

Yunosawa Onsen (湯ノ沢温泉) is a hot spring place in Shimukappu village located between Sapporo city and Obihiro city. Only Mori-no-Shiki (森の四季) is built near Furano National Route (National Route 237) at aroud 400 m above sea level in a mountain. The distance is around 10 km far away from the center of the Shimukappu, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Speaking of the Shimukappu, Hoshino Resort Tomamu is famous, and a ski resort, a sea of clouds and Ice Village are popular. In the Shimukappu, various activities are served, and a rafting trip, rock-climbing and hiking can be enjoyed from summer to autumn, and ski, snowboard and snowshoes can be enjoyed in a winter. By the way, Lake Kanayama (金山湖) is relatively near here. Read More

2 Indoor Baths
Yunosawa Onsen in Shimukappu Mori-no-Shiki

Express Bus "Furano-go" (高速ふらの号) runs between Sapporo and the Furano, and Express Bus "Lavender-go" (ラベンダー号) runs between Asahikawa and the Furano. In addition, North Liner, an express bus, is in service between the Asahikawa and Obihiro, and stop in the Furano or Biei, too, so people can move more rapidly than common transportation facilities. In the Furano and Biei, some rent-a-car companies open a business, so tourists can drive a rental car.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Furano and the Sapporo or the Asahikawa, and North Liner, an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the Obihiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Furano
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Furano to Sapporo
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    Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Furano to Asahikawa
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    Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Asahikawa to Furano
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    Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near Furano Station.
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    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their offices are at Furano Station and Biei Station.
    Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is near Furano Ski Resort Kitanomine Zone.
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    Rakuten

    Furano and Biei

    Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of "From the north country (北の国から)" that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Read More

    Biei Scenery
    Biei Hills

    Lakeside of Lake Kanayama

    Yezo Spruce and Sakhalin Fir grow thick around the lake, clear lake water is very calm. There are Kanayamako Rest Center (かなやま湖保養センター), Kanayamakohan Campsite (かなやま湖畔キャンプ場), Kanayamako Auto Campsite (かなやま湖オートキャンプ場), a go-cart course, bungalows, Log House Village, Kanayamakohan Tennis Court (かなやま湖畔テニスコート), a lavender garden, Shikanosawagawa-joryu Park (鹿の沢川上流公園) and Kanayama Fureai Hiroba Park Golf Course (金山ふれあい広場パークゴルフ場) on the lakeside, and leisure facilities are rich, too.

    Lake Kanayama
    Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
    Lake Kanayama
    Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

    The lake has rich nature, and Itou fish called a phantom fish, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout and Smelt Pond inhabit the lake. Hokkaido Newspaper introduced that the Itou of 116 cm in height was catched in 1992. In a summer, fresh green, lavenders and hunting stag beetle or Japanese horned beetle can be enjoyed, Fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, snow views and fishing smelt pond can be enjoyed in a winter, and canoe, the go-cart, fishing and sports can be enjoyed from a spring to the autumn. The lavender fields on the lakeside is the only lavender fields facing the lake in the Furano region, and are in full bloom in July.

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    Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
    Lake Kanayama
    Lake Kanayama Minamifurano
    Lavender Fields
    Lake Kanayama Minamifurano

    Atmosphere of Lake Kanayama Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Lake Kanayama

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (1500 cars)
    Business hours 24 hours
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Telephone number +81-167-52-2115
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 550 254 704*63

    Activities

    Activities such as the canoe, rafting, the fishing and the smelt pon fishing can be enjoyed in the Lake Kanayama or Sorachi River that drains into the lake, and those are popular with tourists. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Canoe

    Movie of Canoe

    Floating Leaf(フローティングリーフ)
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    Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
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    Sotoasobi
    Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
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    Sotoasobi

    Rafting

    Movie of Rafting

    Little Tree(リトル・トリー)
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    Lesuire Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
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    Kawanoko Rafting(かわのこラフティング)
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    Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
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    Sportpia Furano(スポートピアふらの)
    Gakkeisha(楽渓社)
    Sotoasobi
    Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
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    Sotoasobi
    Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
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    Sotoasobi

    Pond Smelt Fishing

    Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing

    Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
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    Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
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      List of Activities

      In the Furano and Biei, some types of activities can be enjoyed. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Saroma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Hot Air Balloon and Motor Paraglider

      Movie of Hot Air Balloon


      Leisure Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
      Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
      MPG Sorachi(MPGそらち)
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      Guided Cycling Tour and Rental Cycling

      Movie of Cycling Tour


      Urespa Furano(ウレシパ・フラノ)
      Guided Cycling Tour Biei(Guided cycling Tour美瑛)
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      Terashima Shokai(寺島商会)
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      Terashima Shokai(松浦商店)
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      Takikawa Cycle(滝川サイクル)
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      Uno Shoten(宇野商店)
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      Gaido-no-Yamagoya(ガイドの山小屋)
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      Catching Stag Beetles Activity

      M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
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      Experience Activities

      Farms Chiyoda Fureai Ranch(ファームズ千代田 ふれあい牧場)
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      Furano Jam Garden(ふらのジャム園)
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      Yuika(ゆい菓)
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      Tada Farm(多田農園)
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      Resort Inn North Country(リゾートインノースカントリー)
      Domaine Raison(ドメーヌレゾン)
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      Kaiku Kiln(皆空窯)
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      Matsuka Farm(松家農園)
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      Nature Guided Tour

      Biei Shirogane Nature Club(美瑛・白金ネイチャークラブ)
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      Furano Nature School(富良野自然塾)

      Canoe and Rafting

      Movie of Canoe


      Movie of Rafting


      Little Tree(リトル・トリー)
      ASOVIEW
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      Lesuire Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
      Kawanoko Rafting(かわのこラフティング)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
      ASOVIEW
      Sportpia Furano(スポートピアふらの)
      Gakkeisha(楽渓社)
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      Floating Leaf(フローティングリーフ)
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      Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
      ASOVIEW
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      Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
      ASOVIEW
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      Navo(ナヴォ)
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      M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
      Wokkys(ウッキーズ)
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      Snow Activity

      Movie of Snow Activity


      White Koala(ホワイトコアラ)
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      Pond Smelt Fishing

      Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


      Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
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      Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
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      List of Accommodations

      Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Furno and the Biei. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Minami-furano

        Kanayamako Rest Center(かなやま湖保養センター)
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        Log Hotel Larch Lake Kanayama(かなやま湖ログホテルラーチ)
        Nanputei(旅籠や れすとらん なんぷてい)
        Kanayamako Automobile Campsite(かなやま湖オートキャンプ場)
        Booking
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        Rakuten

        Furano

          Furano Prince Hotel(富良野プリンスホテル)
          New Furano Prince Hotel(新富良野プリンスホテル)
          Hotel Naturwald Furano(ホテル ナトゥールヴァルト富良野)
          Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
          Ituka Furano e(バリアフリーの宿 いつか富良野へ)
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          New Furano Hotel(ニュー富良野ホテル)
          petit hotel MELON Furano(Petit Hotel MELON 富良野)
          Furano Natulux Hotel(富良野 ナチュラクス ホテル)
          Furano Shochiku-so(富良野 松竹荘)
          HP
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          Tabi-no-Yado Furarin(たびのやど ふらりん)
          Furano Hotel Bell Hills(ホテル ベルヒルズ)
          Resort Inn North Country(リゾートイン ノースカントリー)
          Minshuku Mutsukari(民宿むつかり(六雁))
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          Furano Hotel(フラノ寶亭留)
          Hotel Sunfuraton(ホテル サンフラトン)
          Pension Ashitaya(ペンション あしたや)
          Hostel Tomar(HOSTEL TOMAR)
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          Tsuru Apartments(鶴apartment)
          HP
          Ryokan Furusato-so(旅館ふる郷荘)
          HP
          Brick House Furano(BRICK HOUSE ふらの)
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          Meguminoyu(岩盤浴 慈の癒(めぐみのゆ))
          HP
          Minshuku Akiba(民宿あきば)
          Pension Young House(ペンション やんぐはうす)
          Log Yukari(ログ由縁(ゆかり))
          Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
          Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
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          Pension Hoshi Ni Negaiwo(ペンション 星に願いを)
          Chalet Fuyuri(CHALET富遊里)
          Pension Furanui(ペンション フラヌイ)
          Pension Lavender(ペンション ラベンダー)
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          Minshuku Shokudo Shojikimura(民宿 食堂 正直村)
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          Phytoncide Morinokaori(フィトンチッド森の香り)
          Pension Gooseberry(ペンション グスベリー)
          Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
          Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
          Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
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          furano rental house(ふらのレンタルハウス)
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          Kami-furano

            Furano Hops Hotel(富良野ホップスホテル)
            Frontier Furanui Onsen(フロンティア フラヌイ温泉)
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            Cosmos Farm(コスモス・ファーム)
            Booking
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            Pension Landscape Furano(ペンション ランドスケープふらの)
            Tabi-no-Yado Stella(旅の宿 ステラ)
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            Daichi-no-Yado Josha(大地の宿 じょう舎)
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            woodylife(ウッディライフ)
            Kamifurano Dorakukan(かみふらの道楽館)
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            Minshuku Hitsuji-no-Uta(洋風民宿 ひつじの詩)
            Booking
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            Rakuten
            Pension Kaze-no-Michi(ペンション風の道)
            Booking
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            Rakuten
            Guest House Tabi-no-Tochu(ゲストハウス「旅の途中」)
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            Gufo no Mori Kamifurano(Gufoの森・上富良野)
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            Shalom House Kamifurano(シャロームハウス上富良野)
            HP
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            Hana Shichiyo Cottage(花七曜コテージ)
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            Tabi-no-Yado Mr.GNU(旅の宿ミスター・ニュー)
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            Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
            Booking
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            Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
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            Naka-furano

              Log Cottage Himawari(ログコテージ ひまわり)
              Kitaboshi(きたぼし)
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              Rakuten
              Minshuku Nakafurano-sanso(民宿 なかふらの山荘)
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              Rakuten
              FIRST TRACK INN(ファースト トラック(旅篭))
              Furano Resort Orika(富良野リゾート オリカ)
              Furano La Terre(SPA & HOTEL RESORT ふらのラテール)
              Pension Yasuragi(ペンションやすらぎ)
              HP
              Booking
              Rakuten
              Petit Hotel Blaneneige(プチホテル ブランネージュ)
              HP
              Petit Hotel Blanc Fleur(プチホテル ブランフルール)
              HP
              Pension and Restaurant La Collina(ペンション&レストラン ラ・コリーナ)
              Pension Raclette(ペンション ラクレット)
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              Farm Inn Tomu(ファームイン富夢)
              Booking
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              Shiki-no-Yado KIZUNA(四季の宿KI・ZU・NA)
              Booking
              Rakuten
              Guest House Kaki no Ie(ゲストハウス 柿の家)
              HP
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              Farm Inn Dococa Farm(ファームインどこか農場)
              Bungalow Village Chouette(バンガローヴィレッジ シュエット)
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              Guesthouse Akane-yado(ゲストハウス 夕茜舎(あかねやど))
              Element(Element)
              Country Cottage Wakiaiai(カントリーコテージ和樹あい愛)
              Pension Ayumu(ペンション歩)
              HP
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              Pension Yamasan(ペンションやま山)
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              Rakuten
              Hoshinitegatodokuoka Campsite(星に手のとどく丘キャンプ場)
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              Rakuten
              Forest Park Campsite(森林公園キャンプ場)
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              Rakuten

              Shimanoshita Onsen

                Highland Furano Hotel(ハイランドふらのホテル)

                Tokachidake Onsen

                  Yumoto Ryounkaku(湯元凌雲閣)
                  Kokuminshukusha Kamihoro-so(国民宿舎カミホロ荘)
                  Furano Shiyuirin(富良野 思惟林)

                  Fukiage Onsen

                    Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakuginso(吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘)
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                    Hakuginsomae Campsite(白銀荘前キャンプ場)
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                    Rakuten

                    Biei

                      Hotel Lavenir Biei(ホテル ラヴニール美瑛)
                      Minshuku Cress(民宿クレス)
                      Petit Hotel Pie(プチホテルピエ)
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                      Phottage inn Biei(Phottage inn Biei)
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                      Natsumi-no-Sato(ペンション&ギャラリー 菜摘実の里)
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                      Potato Village Biei Poteto-no-Oka(ポテトヴィレッジ 美瑛ポテトの丘)
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                      Alp Lodge BIEI(アルプロッジ 美瑛)
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                      Country House KAKI(カントリーハウス KAKI)
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                      Pension Ken and Mary(ペンション ケンとメリー)
                      Farm Udokusha(ファーム雨読舎)
                      Booking
                      Rakuten
                      Pension Ki-no-Uta(ペンション木のうた)
                      Rakuten
                      Tourist home Cottage Clover(コテージクローバー)
                      HP
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                      Cottage Spoon Valley(スプウン谷のザワザワ村)
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                      Tabibitoyado Kyushokushitsu(旅人宿 給食室)
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                      Farm Pension With You(ファームペンション ウィズユー)
                      Booking
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                      Rakuten
                      Small Inn Konpeiso(小ちゃなお宿こんぺい草)
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                      Pension Niji(ペンション 虹)
                      Pension Baku(ペンション麦)
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                      Hotel Coro Coro(カントリーハウス CoroCoro)
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                      Auberge Kunsthaus(オーベルジュ クンストハウス)
                      Auberge Adagio(緩.慢 Adagio)
                      Rakuten
                      Biei-no-Yado Hidamari(美瑛B&B 陽だまり)
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                      Oka-no-Yado Shiki(美瑛 丘の宿「四季」)
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                      Unenebatake-to-Kumo-no-Tsuki(うねうね畑とくもの月)
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                      Megumiyuki(笑顔咲く宿 めぐみ雪)
                      Rakuten
                      Pension Hoshigaoka(美瑛ペンション 星ヶ丘)
                      Booking
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                      Rakuten
                      Oka-no-Yado Hozuki(美瑛の丘の宿ほおずき)
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                      Rakuten
                      Pension COCORIRE(ペンションココリール)
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                      Pension Jacatra(ペンションジャガタラ)
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                      Rakuten
                      Bibaushi Liberty Youth Hostel(美馬牛リバティユースホステル)
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                      To-no-Mieruyado Okasenri(塔の見える宿おかせん里)
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                      Warakutei(和raku-Tei)
                      HP
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                      Resort House BIBI(リゾートハウス BIBI)
                      Auberge Ninguruforêt(オーベルジュ ニングルフォーレ)
                      Oyado Ichirin(お宿 一凛)
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                      Kunpusha(薫風舎)
                      Booking
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                      Rakuten

                      Shirogane Onsen

                        Mori-no-Ryotei Biei(森の旅亭びえい)
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                        Taisestuzan Shirogane Kanko Hotel(大雪山白金観光ホテル)
                        Hotel Park Hills(ホテルパークヒルズ)
                        Yumoto Shirogane Onsen Hotel(湯元白金温泉ホテル)
                        Biei Guesthouse Shirogane-no-Yu(美瑛ゲストハウス 白金の湯)
                        Biei Nature Village Campsite(美瑛自然の村キャンプ場)
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                        Rakuten
                        Shirogane Campsite(白金野営場)
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                        Rakuten
                        Booking.com

                        A page of Biei and Furano is here

                        Biei and Furano

                        By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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