Last year, we hosted our first cycling event for the participants from the age 2 to 70 years old. Nakafurano Tourism Association has now started accepting your entry applications. If you like to ride a bike and a spend slow and relaxing time in rural town, this IS your event. At the goal, we will have local specialty BBQ(lamb) and lottery to win a prize! For more information and application, please go to the link below. Applicants must understand and agree with the terms of entry application. To make yourself more enjoyable in the event, it is suggested that you have acquired some Japanese language skill.
A unique gift has arrived! The Entrance Ticket (Gotochi Nyujoken) will be on sale from tomorrow 8/4/2017 at the tourist information desk in JR Nakafurano Station. This ticket is designed for and sold only in Nakafurano. Why not take it with you as the memory of your trip? From 9/1 after information desk is closed, it will be sold at the office of Nakafurano Tourism Association.
※This ticket is NOT for riding a train.
[Travel tip] JR Nakafurano Station is unmanned station. To ride a train here, please take a piece of paper from the machine located at the front entrance of the train, and pay by coins at the destination.
Summer Festival will be held at the Furano La Terre on 8/12/2017. All ages are welcomed to enjoy events, concessions and other. For more detailed information, please follow the URL below.
To avoid the heavy traffic jam on R237, Hokkaido Development and Construction Department will engage the social project from July 15 (Sat) to 17 (Mon). The R237 in downtown Nakafurano will be divided into 3 lanes; in addition, There will be a temporary parking lot at the Furano Land Improvement District(土地改良区) so that tourists can use shuttle buses from their parking lot (address:〒071-0762 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sorachi District, Nakafurano, Okamachi, ７−１８) to Farm Tomita and Municipal Lavender Field. Please look at the PDF for shuttle bus time schedule.
■Hokkaido Development and Construction Department in Asahikawa TEL:0166-32-4285
■Nakafurano Town TEL:0167-44-2122
■Nakafurano Tourism association TEL:0167-39-3033
※This information is referred and translated from Nakafurano Town’s HP. Also, the page 4 of the PDF contains the old version of Lavender Festival event schedule. Please visit our official website for the event schedule.
Lavender season has come! Please check out lavender blooming and event information at the links below:
[Nakafurano Tourism Association Official Facebook Page]
[Nakafurano Tourism Association Official Instagram] hashtag: #nakafurano_jpn
Town of Nakafurano and Nakafurano Tourism Association (NTA) will deliver the second town promotion event on the MOL ferries: Sunflower Sapporo on 6/1(Thu) departing 18:45 and the New Sunflower Furano on 6/3(Sat) departing 19:45.
We will have Bingo game to give big prizes and gift shop selling local products on these two days only. If you plan to come/leave Hokkaido at the time, this can be an option for the transportation (reasonable price, too).
For more information about ferries, please check out the link below.
Nakafurano Lavender Festival & Fireworks 2017 opens an opportunity for local craft-makers to open booth during the festival. The submission due was May 19th, 2017. For the future applicants, please look for next year’s opportunity. Thank you.
Shared-Taxi will begin its operation from July 1st, 2017. Please read below for details of the operation.
[Route] JR Nakafurano St. ~(10min.)~Farm Tomita/Tomita Melon House~(5min.)~Choei Lavender Field~(5min.)~JR Nakafurano St.
[Schedule]JR Nakafurano St. 8:40 start, 16:40 last ride; Farm Tomita/Tomita Melon House 8:50 start, 16:50 last ride. Operating 3 rides/hour, every 20 minute during the schedule.
[Capacity] 9 passengers maximum, shared-ride, no reservation.
[Ride Spots] outside of JR Nakafurano St.; Town’s parking lot in front of Farm Tomita/Tomita Melon House; Next to Restroom in the parking lot of Choei Lavender Field.
[Price] \200/person (no child price, same price to get on/off at any spot)
[Contact] Nakafurano Hire(Tel:0167-44-2331) or Nakafurano Tourism Association(0167-39-3033)
One of the most economical and practical ways to travel around Northern Hokkaido is by train. For more information, please follow the link below to JR Hokkaido website.
Nakafurano Tourism Association has renewed our website to suit for all kinds of customers like PC, tablet and smartphone. It is much more practical and cute than ever! We have started other SNS such as Instagram and Facebook for updating hot information to Furano lovers. Please enjoy our new style of NAKAFU tourism 😉