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How to get there

By train

Furano Station is about two hours from Sapporo Station. The resort is a 10-minute taxi ride from Furano Station.

By car

Furano is roughly two hours from Sapporo, 1 hour 25 minutes from Asahikawa and 2 hours 25 minutes from Obihiro. There is a free shuttle bus between Sapporo and Furano for guests staying at the Prince Hotel.

By plane

Furano is about a one-hour drive from Asahikawa Airport, and about 2 hours 10 minutes from New Chitose Airport. Buses run from Asahikawa Airport and take around 1 hour 20 minutes.

Maximum comfort at the New Furano Prince Hotel

The New Furano Prince Hotel, located at the base of the Furano Zone, is characterized by its easy access to the slopes and its beautiful views. The New Prince Hotel Furano features three restaurants that highlight seasonal Hokkaido ingredients: the course-style Main Dining Room, Italian cuisine at Le Gaulois, and Japanese-style restaurant Karamatsu. Guests can relax both body and mind in the Shisai no Yu spa, which offers a range of relaxation facilities including hot spring baths. Soh's Bar, a seven-minute walk from the hotel, is the perfect place to unwind with a drink while listening to oldies in a relaxed atmosphere. For those who want to enjoy their après-ski time in downtown Furano, the Furano Evening Shuttle Bus links the hotel with the city center during most of the year.

Daycare and supervised skiing for the little ones

Furano Snow Kids Care, located next to the Kitanomine gondola base, is a childcare center catering to international visitors. Programs inlcude indoor play, outdoor snow activities and ski experiences. One-hour private lessons are even available for an extra fee. Full-day and half-day plans are available, and the full-day program includes lunch. The center is geared toward children from 1 to 5 years old, so inquire for children younger than 12 months. In the Furano Zone, Pandaruman Kids Ski School offers ski lessons on artificial mat slopes.

Tons of fun beyond the ski slopes

For other types of thrilling snow fun, head to WakuWaku Family Snow Land, just a two-minute walk from the New Furano Prince Hotel. There you can try activities such as snow rafting, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Furano Kan Kan Mura Snow Night Fantasy, located next to the New Furano Prince Hotel, offers snow tubing, a snow cafe, night activities and dog sledding. Ropeway tours where visitors can take in the beauty of winter in Hokkaido are also available.

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