Ease of Use Operator Price (from) Travel Time

An easy and very affordable method of getting to and from Furano. The "Furano Naturwald" bus stop is located only 70m away from Fresh Powder Apartments.
Hokkaido Resort Liner ¥3750 one way 2.5 hrs – Chitose Airport
Chuo Bus Company ¥2200 one way 2.5 hrs – JR Sapporo Station
Lavender Go Bus about ¥1000 one way 1 hr – Asahikawa Airport

Chitose Airport and Sapporo

Hokkaido Resort Liner operates a direct service from Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) to the Furano Ski Resort throughout the ski season. Fresh Powder Apartments are 70 m (two doors down) from the Naturwald Hotel bus stop. Advance bookings (at least 10 days ahead in most cases) are essential as buses may be full, or may be cancelled if there are no other bookings. The Chuo Bus company operates a year round service from JR Sapporo Train Station to JR Furano Train Station. It is about 1500 yen by taxi cab (10 mins) to Fresh Powder Apartments. There is a taxi rank directly outside the station main entrance.


The "Lavender-Go" bus is a public bus route which connects downtown Asahikawa City, Asahikawa Airport, and downtown Furano to the Furano Ski Resort. This service provides a direct connection from Asahikawa Airport to the Furano Naturwald Bus Stop, 70 m from Fresh Powder Apartments. This is a public route and does not take reservations -- if the bus should be full, the operator will dispatch an extra vehicle. Please note that this bus line is often operated by commuter buses with no luggage bay, so you may need to take your luggage into the cabin.

Purchasing Tickets:

Fresh Powder is happy to assist booking bus tickets for guests staying with us. We are able to book the Access Network Buses from New Chitose Airport, Asahikawa Airport, and Downtown Sapporo (only one bus per day from downtown Sapporo to Furano Ski Hill Kitanomine Gondola.)

Japan Fresh Powder Co. Ltd.
Address: 14-26 Kitanomine, Furano City
Hokkaido, Japan 076-0034
Telephone: 0167-23-4738 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
E-mail: info@freshpowder.com
Web: www.freshpowder.com
General Enquiries / Reservations
E-mail: info@freshpowder.com
Telephone: 0167-23-4738 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
General Office Hours 09:00 - 17:00 JST
* Telephone enquiries may be unavailable subject to business conditions.
Emergency Contact
Staff Mobile #1: 090-6212-6913 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
Staff Mobile #2: 080-4044-0265 (from within Japan)
+81-80-4044-0265 (from overseas)
MapCode (For Japanese Car Navigation Systems)
Furano Fresh Powder Apartments MapCode: 450 028 802
Geographic Coordinates (For Google Maps, etc.)
Furano Fresh Powder Apartments Geographic Coordinates: 43.343028, 142.360569
43°20'34.9"N 142°21'38.0"E