- September 23rd, 2017
[Ninguru Terrace in Furano] In Summer and Winter, Visionary Village of Dwarf in Forest
- Ninguru Terrace
- Craft Shops in Forest
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス) is a popular tourist attraction on the site of New Furano Prince Hotel (新富良野プリンスホテル) in Furano, and is a village for selling original works using natural materials as a motif. 15 log houses and wooden boardwalks are built in a forest. A lot of couples and families attracted by the Ninguru Terrace such as an atmosphere of a hidden village with the warmth of the wood visit here. Very visionary night light-up and a winter scenery have a good reputation. A wedding ceremony can be held here. Admission free. A parking lot is free of chraged.
Garden of Wind (風のガーデン), So's bar, Forest Clock Cafe (珈琲 森の時計) and le gaulois Furano are built on the site of the New Furano Prince Hotel, too. Furano Ski Resort and Asahigaoka Park (朝日ヶ丘公園) are relatively near here. Speaking of the tasty restraunts in the Furano, Furano French (フラノフレンチ), Furano Hotel (フラノ寶亭留), Kumagera (くまげら), Furano Delice (フラノデリス) and Yuigadoxon (唯我独尊) are popular in particular. I ate buckwheat foods at the Yuigadoxon and Sabor, and those were tasty. By the way, a bus stop that Furano Bus "Express Lavender-go (ラベンダー号)" runs between Asahikawa and Furano is near here.
Omelette Curry Rice of Yuigadoxon
Yuigadoxon (唯我独尊) is a popular long-established curry restraunt in an urban area of Furano city located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city, and means "Only we human beings can have a precious goal" in Buddhist terminology. Mr. Hitoshi Miyata (宮田均), a restraunt owner, founded the curry restraunt in 1973. The curry restraunt is well-known for serving Omelette Curry and Rice, a local speciality dish of the Furano, and 10 restaurants serve it in the Furano, and the Yuigadoxon is one of those restraunts. But their Omelette Curry and Rice is strictly different from Furano Omelette Curry and Rice, so I guess that it is their original Omelette Curry and Rice. Article is here
Sweets Cafe Sabor (スイーツカフェ サボール) is a lounge at the FURANOMARCHE (富良野マルシェ). The Cazeres that handmade breads and sweets are served and the Furano Cafe opens a business at the Sweets Cafe Sabor. The FURANOMARCHE is a popular commercial facility in Furano city and is divided into 4 areas, Sabor, Argent that souvenirs of Furano can be bought, Furadish that dishes and sweets to go can be bought and Hogar that is farmer's market. I visited the FURANOMARCHE to eat foods produced in Furano. Article is here
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.
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
Craft Shops in Forest
It is said that 2 Ninguru families live in this forest. The ninguru means shrunk human, and is a dwarf with around 15 cm in height that appears in the book "Ninguru" written by Mr. So Kuramoto (倉本聰) that has become a synonym for Furano. They are set wise people of a forest living in the hidden place of Hokkaido. Speaking of the dwarf, the dwarf with a height of less than 1 m called "Colobockle (コロポックル * mythical Ainu dwarf god)" is famous in Hokkaido, and I guess that the Ninguru similar to the Colobockle.
Visitors can enjoy forest bathing or the tweet of birds while looking around. In a summer, you had better use a mosquito repellent. The site is not large, so it takes less than 30 minutes to look around. Watch your step because of very uneven wooden boardwalks. Here was a shooting place for famous television drama series "From the North Country", and Mori-no-Rosokuya (森のろうそく屋) that Ms. Yukiko worked at, Chu-Chu-no-Ie (チュチュの家) and Mori-no-Kajiya (森の鍛冶屋) seem to be popular.
Atmosphere of Ninguru Terrace Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (300 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day and November|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||919 553 452*47|
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.
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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