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Travel Blogs from Furano
After a pleasant two hour train journey from Sapporo we arrived in Furano. There we checked into a nice Youth Hostel and went for a walk to enjoy the countryside. Where it's all about skiing in winter, during spring and summer the big draw card is expansive fields with perfectly aligned rows of lavender and various flowers. And even though we're not too much into flowers, this was really quite beautiful. Impressive was also the amount of tourists here. We haven't seen many ...
The ride to Furano was smooth, though the weather seemed unpredictable. The worst thing happened when we're about to take the lift up the hill. A shower came down and poured on us! We're on the lift and was helpless~ Fortunately it stopped shortly after. After the rain, the view was different.
I'm not a fan of flowers, but good ...
... Amanda soon realised that she doesn't like skiing quite so much when she can't see where she is going. Nevertheless we followed Olivier's maxim of 'dare to go' and made our way down the mountain following the same route as yesterday with very little mishap. In spite of the poor visibility we enjoyed ourselves so much that we headed back up again and this time took the red run followed by the zig zag path and finished with our favourite run ...
It finally happened!
If any of you remember reading an entry that I wrote about 2 months ago I mentioned Japanese Onsen. I went on to explain how Onsen has been a traditional part of Japanese culture for a wicked long time and is as normal as shaving your face every morning before work. So to the untrained un-integrated eye, Onsen is basically a bunch of butt naked dudes hanging out in a tub with abnormally hot water, abnormally large ...
Other places to stay in Furano
Nakagoryo, Furano | 3 star hotelfrom $99
1-35 Asahicho, Furano | Hotelfrom $122
18-6 Kitanomine-cho, Furano | Hotelfrom $91
14-46 Kitanomine-cho, Furano | Hotelfrom $77
9-20 Kitanomine-cho, Furano | Hotelfrom $100
Shimogoryo, Furano | Hotelfrom $110
14-38 Kitanomine-cho, Furano | Hotelfrom $73
20-8 Kitanominecho, Furano | Hotelfrom $106