Lavender fields, Furano, Hokkaido


    The Furano ski resort has very well developed amenities and services, but unlike some Japan ski resorts, Furano doesn’t feel too much like a resort. The nearby town of Furano itself has an authentic feel, and both the town and resort provide good facilities for English-speaking guests, without losing the essence of Japan, and there are plenty of Japanese restaurants.

    The town has a good range of accommodation, from hotels to pensions and apartments, and it’s generally cheaper than Niseko. The accommodation offers good value for money, and kids 12 and under ski free.

    A family-friendly resort

    Furano is quite special in that it can cater for English-speaking families with children. Child-care is available with English-speaking staff, and ski lessons for children are available with English-speaking instructors.

    Furano also has various other family friendly activities on offer, such as snowmobiling, onsen tours, ice hole fishing, or even dressing up in a kimono!


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