Let's explore the picturesque Biei and Furano by train and taxi
This tour is suitable for travelers who have the Japan Rail Pass, because the transportation method is train and taxi. We use the train between Sapporo and Asahikawa, and we do sightseeing in Biei and Furano by taxi. ( a sedan taxi, if you want a jumbo taxi I will make a customized tour)
Biei is a small town surrounded by a picturesque hilly landscape. Professionals in particular have been attracted by the stunning scenery in this area. Some trees such as a poplar, oaks and larches were used in commercials or for package label designs. Recently the Blue Pond has become famous because of its bright blue color.
Furano is well known throughout Japan as a tourism destination. It is famous for its lavender fields, the television drama Kita no Kuni kara and the Furano Ski Resort.
Let's explore the picturesque Biei and Furano together by taxi.
The following is a basic itinerary that can be customized based on your preferences:
7:00 meet in front of 'White Stone' sculpture at JR Sapporo Station( south entrance)
7:49 Leave JR Sapporo Station
9:14 Arriving at JR Asahikawa Station
Biei and Furano sightseeing (by chartering a sedan taxi)
The Blue Pond (Except in winter) and /or The Shirahige Falls
Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka
Farm Tomita ( November 6- April 20: closed)
Cheese Factory or Furano Winery
16:00 Leave JR Asahikawa Station ( by train)
18:00 JR Sapporo Station
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: in front of White Stone sculpture at JR Sapporo Station
End location: at JR Sapporo Station
Duration: 10 hours 30 min.
weather, traffic and time of year
public transportation(JR train) and taxi
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30000 JPY - The cost of chartering a sedan taxi in Asahikawa( 30,000 JPY ,duration 6 hours) ( The cost may vary depending on time of year. Payment must be made to the driver in cash on the spot.)
In addition to this , roughly 3,000 JPY for lunch, admissions and other expenses plus the JR train fare 8,580 JPY (round trip per person, between JR Sapporo Station and JR Asahikawa Station, if you are not a JR Pass holder)
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Kunihiro San is very knowledgeable about the local history and background, on top of that he's a very warm person, helpful and easy to talk to. He guided us through the beautiful scenery of Furano and Biei. I really enjoyed the tour and recommend him. Thank you Kunihiro San for your time and a great experience. I really appreciate it...