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Hokkaido Frano | The Navel Town

Hokkaido Frano | The Navel Town

Furano is town in the center of Hokkaido, known for its pleasant and picturesque rural landscapes and belongs to Furano-Ashibetsu Nature Park. Because of its geographical position, Furano has a unique nickname of "the navel town." Furano's natural beauty can be appreciated throughout the seasons of the year. Many people believe that the best time to visit is summertime when the lavender field the lavender bloom is at its best. The majority of lavender usually starts blooming in late June and reaches its peak from around mid July to early August. The best spot to view the lavender is Farm Tomita, whose lavender and flower fields with the Tokachi mountain range as backdrop are spectacular. During winter, Furano turns into a popular downhill and cross country skiing resort. The ski area consists of two connected peaks, each offering long fast runs that have been used for World Cup races. There are also a number of wider, gentler slopes suitable for beginners. For the more advanced or adventuresome, there are terrain parks, downhill courses and a World Cup sized half pipe. You can also enjoy outdoor activities in Furano all year round such as rafting trip and hot-air balloon flights, and the nearby Kita-no-Mine is a popular ski resort in the winter. Furano is also a very popular tourist spot for having been the filming location for the popular television show "Kita no Kunikara".


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