For Furano district information, there are delivery points such as Furano City, Kamifurano Town, Nakafurano Town, Minamifurano Town, and other points.
The Furano area is well known for their Lavender fields. A variety of flowers begin blooming in May, welcoming visitors to the area. There are Lupines and Tulips in May, Blue Salvia and Poppies in June. From late June, the early Lavender begins to bloom and reaches its peak season by mid-July. August brings Sunflowers and Cosmos and from September to October, Yellow Mustard and Dahlias decorate the refreshing fall season.
It’s a fun activity to search for blooming wildflowers in the fields and the surrounding mountains. There are rare flowers that bloom in the wetlands and highlands so you might spot them while trekking or hiking.
Furano Ski Resort
Furano boasts over 950 vertical meters for skiing, making it a favorite spot for the FIS Ski World Cup. Furano has hosted the Ski and Snowboard World Cup at least 12 times, more than anywhere else in Japan.
In 2005, Shiretoko was designated as a World Heritage Site with facts that endangered species, such as the Steller’s Sea-Eagle and Blakiston’s Fish-Owl, inhabit the area; a law that protects the systems and the environment has been set in place. Shiretoko, including the sea in the area, is Japan’s first World Natural Heritage Site.
Created by the accumulation of water in the enclosure that was made to prevent muddy volcanic disasters, the Blue Pond has waters that flow from the Whitebeard waterfall of the Shirane hot springs and Biei river.
There are particles that are dispersed due to the water containing aluminum which makes the water look blue in the sunlight.