Asahikawa/Furano + Day Trips

Highland Furano, Farm Tomita, Shikisai-no-Oka and Blue Pond Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)

This popular course will tour the Blue Pond, Farm Tomita lavender fields, and Shikisai-no-Oka all in one day.
●Highland Furano: A large hot spring and accommodation facility situated near vast forests and lavender fields. Visitors can enjoy views of the impressive Tokachidake Mountain Range and a bright purple “sea of lavender.” A footpath leads through the forest, where visitors can enjoy “forest bathing,” bird-watching and viewing wildflowers. For lunch, we will enjoy petite fondue + hamburger steak + rice * coffee or tea. We especially recommend the petite fondue.
●Roller Coaster Road: 2.5 kilometers of undulating highway that seems to continue forever, is named “Roller coaster road.” The drive on this road provides spectacular views of hills, pastures, and the mighty Tokachidake Mountain Range.
●Shikisai-no-Oka Hill: The beautiful fields of flowers on this hill are a piece of the “Biei Patchwork” scenery. Between 30 to 40 varieties of flowers are planted on this farm that is no longer used for farming, and each year between May and late October, numerous flowers bloom wildly across the hill. The peak season is July to late September. The gentle slopes covered in flowers is a truly impressive sight!
The first alpacas to be raised in Hokkaido live on Shikisai-no-Oka Hill.
The adorable creatures are popular mascots among children who come from all over the world.
●Blue Pond: One of the most popular sights of Biei in recent years. The mysterious pond appears blue on the surface, with dead pine trees creating an eerie and fantastic atmosphere.
●Farm Tomita: The oldest and most historic lavender farm in Japan. Discover the history of lavender and seasonal flowers. At the gift shop on-site, you can purchase seasonal flowers, soaps, perfumes and other original items made from lavender.

Itinerary
9:35 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Sapporo IC
10:20~10:35 *Iwamizawa SA(rest) [15 min]
Mikasa IC
Shimanoshita
11:45~13:05 *①Highland Furano (lunch/view lavender) [80 min]
Roller Coaster Road
13:50~14:40 *②Shikisai-no-Oka Hill [50 min]
15:05~15:40 *③Blue Pond [35 min]
16:20~17:25 *④Farm Tomita [65 min]
Mikasa IC
19:10~19:20 Iwamizawa SA (rest) [10 min]
19:55 Sapporo Factory
20:00 Sapporo Clock Tower
20:05 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

※This course will not go through Patchwork Road.
※①Content of lunch: petite fondue+ hamburger steak + rice + coffee or tea.
※②~④Free time to explore.
※Flower fields along the course may not be in bloom depending on the season, growth conditions, and may not be viewable due to pruning and other maintenance.

Operation Period
June 27 - July 31, 2020

Duration
10 hrs 30 min

Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal/ Dep 9:35 Arr 20:05

Price
7,500 JPY/adult
5,050 JPY/child

Cautionary Items
*Includes lunch.
*This bus is compatible with the multilingual audio system in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean, and will explain the scenic sights from the bus. (A guide will be on board, but will not provide guidance concerning the sights)
※Tour will be canceled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
※Tour may be canceled due to weather conditions or expressway conditions. Tour may also be canceled during operation due to similar conditions.
※Duration of the tour may change depending on traffic congestion or the number of passengers. Buses may also be delayed, so please allow ample time for transfer to other means of transportation.
※Arrival time will be earlier than the scheduled time due to the closed days or limit on tours at each facility.
※Buses may be delayed due to traffic congestion and adverse weather, so please allow ample time for transfer to other means of transportation.
※Tours may be canceled due to the disasters or marathons. Please inquire about the operation schedule during adverse weather.

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  • ・We send you the voucher after the confirmation of your payment.
  • ・You go to the reserved facility on the day and present the voucher.
  • ・If you have any problems, call us at emergency contact number 011-241-1022

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Hokkaido Chuobus
Reservations and Informations
MOBILE:  090-2873-8237
Hours:  09:30 - 18:00
Closed:  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, end and beginning of the year (Please contact us during consecutive holidays)

Special Notes
 Please make reservations between 9:30 - 18:00 from Monday to Friday. We are closed on Sat, Sun, Holidays and the first and last day of the year.
 All reservations which aren't made during the service time will not be processed until the next business day. It takes 1-3 business days for us to handle the booking.
 If you are in a hurry, or you need to make a reservation for the weekend or the next Monday, please call or go directly to the Hokkaido Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal(7:30 - 18:00) (English only).
Hokkaido Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal is located on the second floor of the Bic Camera ESTA building in the JR Sapporo Station bus terminal. TEL: 011-231-0600