Asahikawa & Furano e-Brochures

Asahikawa & Furano e-Brochures

Overview Going up along Japan’s third-longest river across the agricultural Ishikari Plain, Hokkaido’s second largest city of Asahikawa lies on…

Sounkyo Onsen and Kuro-dake

Sounkyo Onsen and Kuro-dake

Set on the upper stream of Ishikari-gawa in the northeastern part of Daisetsuzan National Park, Sounkyo Onsen (層雲峡温泉) is Northern…

Hiking and Skiing Asahi-dake

Hiking and Skiing Asahi-dake

About 45km east of Asahikawa, the tiny highland village (at 1050m) of Asahidake Onsen (旭岳温泉) is the base for Hokkaido’s…

Asahikawa Kamuikotan: God Lives in Ainu

Asahikawa Kamuikotan: God Lives in Ainu

Kamuikotan (神居古潭: meaning ‘God Lives’ in Ainu) is a legendary scenic gorge along Ishikari-gawa with unusual geological features and rocks.…

Rural Village Rokugo in Furano

Rural Village Rokugo in Furano

Famed for its rural landscapes and as the main setting of the long TV drama series Kita-no-Kuni-kara (北の国から: From the…

Explore Agricultural City Furano

Explore Agricultural City Furano

Northern Hokkaido’s top agricultural city of Furano produces a wide range of vegetables, high-quality cheese and wine. The main attractions…

Nakafurano Lavender Gardens

Nakafurano Lavender Gardens

Just 10km north of Furano, Nakafurano (中富良野町) is a dream destination for flower lovers and one of Hokkaido’s top summer…

Kamifurano Rustic Countryside

Kamifurano Rustic Countryside

On the northern side of the Furano Basin, the agricultural town Kamifurano (上富良野町) is a convenient jumping-off point for both…

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Hokkaido’s most famous countryside on the distinctive undulating hills, Biei (美瑛町) is something like a France’s mini rural village. The…

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

About 50km north of Asahikawa on Route 40 and JR Soya Line, the city of Shibetsu (士別市) is home to…

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Heading north from Asahikawa, both the JR Soya Line and Route 40 climbing up to the Shiokari Pass and go…

Pretty Rural Town Kenbuchi

Pretty Rural Town Kenbuchi

Kenbuchi (剣淵町) is one of the prettiest rural towns in Northern Hokkaido but it is not touristy than Furano Region.…

Tranquil Mountain Village Otoineppu

Tranquil Mountain Village Otoineppu

Developed by railway workers in the 1910s, Otoineppu (音威子府村) is Hokkaido’s smallest village by population but appealing place along the…

Bifuka, Niupu, and Haruki Murakami

Bifuka, Niupu, and Haruki Murakami

Forestry town Bifuka (美深町) is Japan’s northernmost large-scale rice producing area along Teshio-gawa. Route 275 from Sapporo via Horokanai linked…