On the northern side of the Furano Basin, the agricultural town of Kamifurano (上富良野) is a convenient jumping-off point for both Tokachi-dake’s wonderful onsen and great hikes in the southwestern part of Daisetsuzan National Park. Many climbers and onsen enthusiasts come to the mountain foot of Tokachi-dake all over Japan, particularly from June to September. Kamifurano’s rustic countryside makes for a good few hours of strolling.


Note: all the private fields and pasture are off-limits. You can enjoy the views from the roads or the viewpoints.

Hinode Park


15min walk from Kamifurano Station

About 1km east of JR Kamifurano Station, this park is covered with lavender on a hill from July to early August. Expect spectacular rural and mountain views from the top. There is an observatory and a car park.

Furanui Onsen


15min walk from Kamifurano Station

A 5-minute walk south of Hinode Park, locals love getting into 31C thermal waters at this reputable onsen. Drinking hot spring water is available. There is also an accommodation on-site.

Goto Sumio Museum of Art


30min walk / 6min by bus from Kamifurano Station

Among the scenic fields near the town center, the famous Japanese-style painter Goto Sumio (1930-2016)’s atelier has a nice selection of grand-scale paintings, including the Tokachi-dake Mountains and Shari-dake. The museum is 2.5km east of JR Kamifurano Station.

Fukiage Roten-no-yu


29min by bus from Kamifurano Station, get off at Fukiage-ikoi-no-hiroba

Northern Hokkaido’s most famous kon-yoku roten-buro (mixed open-air pools) surrounded by forest, the Roten-no-yu was setting for the Kita-no-Kuni-kara and the TV drama 1995. This free onsen can be used throughout the year, but there are no changing facilities and night-time lighting. Women should wear swimming suit before going. It is a 10-minute walk south of the Hakugin-so.

Fukiage Onsen Hakugin-so


32min by bus from Kamifurano Station, get off at Hakugin-so

In the style of a large wooden lodge, Fukiage Onsen Hakugin-so features amazingly large and handsome indoor baths, rocky open-air baths and mixed hot water pools (need to bring your own swimming suit). Day trippers can use the baths. There are budget bunk-bed dorms, a shared kitchen, a dining room and a shop.



1hr walk from Fukiage Onsen

A few kilometers north of Fukiage Onsen, Bogakudai (at 930m) offers the best views of the Tokachi-dake Mountains and back across the hills to Biei. It can be easily accessible by car or a 70-minute hike on the Uguisu-dani Trail (うぐいす谷遊歩道) from Shirogane Onsen. From Bogakudai, there are scenic trails to Tokachi-dake (4-hour hike) and Fukiage Onsen (1-hour hike). Note: the road to Bogakudai from Fukiage Onsen closed during the winter (Oct-Apr).



High season is in July and August. Book well in advance during these months, especially Tokachidake Onsen.

Furanui Onsen


15min walk from Kamifurano Station

This place is the best-value onsen in the town central near Hinode Park, about 1km east of JR Kamifurano Station on the way to Tokachidake Onsen. It has simple tatami-mat rooms and a good communal onsen.

Tokachidake Onsen Kamihoro-so

十勝岳温泉 カミホロ荘

41min by bus from Kamifurano Station

In a tranquil forested setting, Kamihoro-so is a good-value inn with simple Japanese-style rooms and wooden onsen overlooking from the mountains to the town. Meals are using local ingredients from their organic farm.

Tokachidake Onsen Yumoto Ryounkaku

十勝岳温泉 凌雲閣

45min by bus from Kamifurano Station

At the upper end of the road to Tokachidake Onsen, Ryounkaku sits at 1280m, Hokkaido’s highest onsen accommodation. It has simple Japanese-style rooms, with shared facilities. The onsen has attractive roten-buro (open-air baths) with sweeping mountain views.


Getting There


Kamifurano Station is 50 minutes south of Asahikawa via Biei (18min), and 20 minutes north of Furano on the JR Furano Line.


Kamifurano bus stop is 200m west of the train station on Prefectural Road 291 near the main intersection. Kaisoku Lavender-go coaches run eight times daily from JR Asahikawa Station (76min; ¥780) via Asahikawa Airport (36min; ¥680), as well as the New Furano Prince Hotel (44min) via JR Furano Station (24min; ¥360).

Furano Bus Kaisoku Lavender-go (快速ラベンダー号) coaches run seven times daily from JR Asahikawa Station (76min) via Asahikawa Airport (36min), as well as the New Furano Prince Hotel (44min) via JR Furano Station (24min).

Getting Around


From JR Kamifurano Station, there are three municipal buses daily (except 1 Jan) to the Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku (45min), stopping at Fukiage Onsen (ikoi-no-hiroba near the roten-no-yu and Hakugin-so) and the Kamihoro-so, as well as Furanui Onsen and the Goto Sumio Museum of Art in the town center.


There are several rent-a-cycle shops around JR Kamifurano Station, including the tourism association. Cycling is doable from mid July to late September.


Kamifurano Tokachidake Tourism Association
At the Central Plaza, 200m south of JR Kamifurano Station along the railroad.

Kamifurano Station

上富良野 | 가미후라노

Address:1-1 Naka-machi, Kamifurano-cho, Hokkaido

Distance:39km from Asahikawa