Furano Activities

Rafting, Inflatable Ducky and Canyoning

As the snow begins to melt into the Sorachi River it produces some exciting rapids, providing a perfect location for rafting. For a more gentle ride we recommend rafting in August as the rapids give way to a gentle winding river with incredible views. The Inflatable ducky tour is ideal for those of you that wish to be in charge. This tour allows you to be in control as you paddle down the river. Guides are close on hand to provide expert guidance as you paddle down the river with them.

Canyoning in the Tonashibestu region is a truly unforgettable experience. Equipped with dry-suits, lifejackets and helmets expert guides will take you on an amazing journey through natural canyons, rivers and streams.

Mountain Biking

Capture the thrill of riding along scenic dirt roads and tracks as you explore the Furano area. MTB Hokkaido offers great introductions to off-road mountain biking in the beautiful region surrounding Furano. They offer half day rides in the morning and afternoon in Furano’s best locations with stunning views and exciting roads and single track. With easy and difficult options on each tour and small group numbers, we can cater the experience to your skill level. At the start of the tour we teach you mtb basics such as how to properly use the breaks, change gears and riding with good balance on uneven terrain. Visit MTB Hokkaido for more information. Alternatively you can hire a few mountain bikes on your own and meander through the flower laden countryside surrounding Furano. A great way to view the countryside. Photo courtesy of: Takahiro Nashaniri.


Several options exist for ballooning in Furano. A tethered balloon operates in summer over the ski slopes of Furano, just up from Fresh Powder Apartments. The balloon takes guests fifty metres in the air allowing them wonderful views of the township, Furano valley and distant Mt Tokachidake.

An alternate option is to lift off early in the morning from a predetermined departure point and meander above the Furano valley with the prevailing winds. These tours are subject to favourable winds and weather conditions. For more details on ballooning flights we recommend you contact the Furano Tourist Association or alternatively our staff will be happy to assist you with booking a tour upon arrival.


The area surrounding Furano boasts the highest mountain ranges in Hokkaido that are ideal for hiking or trekking. The most famous region for hiking is the Daisetsu-zan National Park. Several companies offer guided tours through some of the most magnificent natural scenery you are likely to find. Other less strenuous hikes, but equally as beautiful, are accessible through the local Asahigaoka Park, the nearby Torinuma Spring Park or the Genshigahara Wetlands. For all hiking activities we strongly suggest you plan your trip carefully, dress appropriately and take adequate supplies. Asking for local knowledge on the trials is also essential.


Furano is a golfers paradise. Courses range from the 36 hole Arnold Palmer designed, Prince Hotel Course, featuring long rolling courses with challenging bunkers to the picturesque 18 hole “Lavender-no-mori” adjacent to the stunning Sorachi River. Another favourite course for golfers is the 18 hole undulating Kami Furano course. Fairways wind their way around natural ponds and small forests providing brilliant views the nearby Tokachidake dormant volcano. A favourite amongst locals is park golf. This abbreviated version of the game is extremely fund. Numerous courses can be found around Furano. For more information click here.


Can eating be an activity? We certainly think so. Freshly grown produce from the farms in Hokkaido and the abundant seafood found in the tepid coastal waters form the ingredients for some mouthwatering dishes. Sushi, Soba Noodles, Yakitori, Mongolian Barbeque, Okonomiyaki, Ramen, Nabe Hot Pot, Korean and Udon are but a few of the multitude of different restaurants found in Furano alone. In particular Furano is famous for its curry and curry shops abound in the area. The Japanese curries range from mild to extremely spicy, catering for all tastes. Local restaurants compete for the recognition of producing the best curry in the region. This competition makes for some incredible meals.

Other Activities

The citizens of Furano participate in numerous sports in the summer season. The town boasts numerous tennis courts, baseball fields, rugby fields for the famous Furano schoolboy rugby team, children’s playgrounds, indoor fifty metre swimming pool, ten pin bowling alleys, pool halls and much more. Japanese guests visit the region to partake in farm home stays, treating their children to petting zoos or excavating fossils. Tree climbing, horse riding mountain biking, fishing, nature trekking and water sports on the local lakes are also available. Practically any activity or sport you can imagine is available for those willing to take the challenge.

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