Ease of Use Operator Price (from) Travel Time

An easy and very affordable method o f getting to and from Furano. The Kitano-mine bus stop is located only 40m away from Fresh Powder Apartments.
GoodSports ¥2500 one way 3-3.5 hrs - Chitose Airport
Hokkaido Resort Liner ¥2500 one way 3-3.5 hrs - Chitose Airport
Chuo Bus Company ¥2200 one way 3-3.5 hrs - Sapporo
Lavender Go Bus ¥1000 one way 1 hr – Asahikawa Airport

Chitose Airport and Sapporo

Airport ski shuttle buses operate a direct service from Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) to the Furano Ski Resort throughout the ski season. Fresh Powder Apartments are perfectly located only 40 metres from the Naturwald Hotel bus stop, located just up the road from the Kitanomine Gondola. 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. Goodsports and Hokkaido Resort Liner operate a direct service from CTS International Airport. Customer service counters are conveniently located on the arrivals level of the airport with English speaking staff. The Chuo Bus company operates a year round service from the Sapporo train station to the #2 Bus Stop at JR Furano train station. As the JR Furano train station is located ten minutes from Fresh powder please be sure to advise us in advance if you intend to use the Chou Bus service. We offer a complimentary pick up for guests from JR Furano Station.


The "Lavender-Go" bus is a local bus service going through downtown Furano, and connecting Furano to Asahikawa Airport and Downtown Asahikawa City. For guests of Fresh Powder, this service conveniently provides a direct connection from Asahikawa Airport to the Furano Naturwald Bus Stop, 40 m from Fresh Powder. 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 is not always a coach bus, 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