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Highland Furano, Farm Tomita, Shikisai-no-Oka and Blue Pond Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)

【Concerning the suspension of ALL Regular Sightseeing Buses due to the Declaration of State of Emergency regarding the prevention of the spread of Novel COVID-19】

We thank our patrons for the continued support and use of the Chuo Bus Company.
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency that encompasses a wider area, as a special revised measure to prevent the further spread of the Novel COVID-19. Hokkaido prefecture has also issued preventative measures against the spread of the virus. In light of these new measures, and for the purpose of protecting the safety and health of our customers, prevention of the further spread of the virus is our priority. For this reason, we have decided to suspend ALL Regular Sightseeing courses until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our patrons and customers, and thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.


●Suspension period
Until further notice
●Suspended courses
All Regular Sightseeing Bus courses scheduled to operate during this period.
●Precautions
The service restart date will be posted on our Regular Sightseeing Bus multiple language website pages.

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Furano Lavender
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • View the Flowers
  • Blue Pond
  • Meal included
Operation Period June 27 - July 31, 2020
Duration 10 hrs and 30 min
Distance 307km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal/ Dep 9:35 Arr 20:05
Adults
7,500yen
Children
5,050yen

*This bus is compatible with multilingual audio system in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean, and will explain the scenic sights from the bus. (A guide will be on board, but will not provide guidance concerning the sights)
*Includes lunch

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This popular course will tour the Blue Pond, Farm Tomita lavender fields, and Shikisai-no-Oka all in one day.

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●Highland Furano: A large hot spring and accommodation facility situated near vast forests and lavender fields. Visitors can enjoy views of the impressive Tokachidake Mountain Range and a bright purple “sea of lavender.” A footpath leads through the forest, where visitors can enjoy “forest bathing,” bird-watching and viewing wildflowers. For lunch we will enjoy petite fondue + hamburger steak + rice * coffee or tea. We especially recommend the petite fondue.

●Roller Coaster Road: 2.5 kilometers of undulating highway that seems to continue forever, is named “Roller coaster road.” The drive on this road provides spectacular views of hills, pastures and the mighty Tokachidake Mountain Range.

●Shikisai-no-Oka Hill: The beautiful fields of flowers on this hill are a piece of the “Biei Patchwork” scenery. Between 30 to 40 varieties of flowers are planted on this farm that is no longer used for farming, and each year between May and late October, numerous flowers bloom wildly across the hill. Peak season is July to late September. The gentle slopes covered in flowers is truly an impressive sight!
The first alpacas to be raised in Hokkaido live on Shikisai-no-Oka Hill.
The adorable creatures are popular mascots among the children who come from all over the world.

●Blue Pond: One of the most popular sights of Biei in recent years. The mysterious pond appears blue on the surface, with dead pine trees creating an eerie and fantastic atmosphere.

●Farm Tomita: The oldest and most historic lavender farm in Japan. Discover the history of lavender and seasonal flowers. At the gift shop on site, you can purchase seasonal flowers, soaps, perfumes and other original items made from lavender.

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Itinerary

9:35 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Sapporo IC
10:20~10:35 *Iwamizawa SA(rest) [15 min]
  Mikasa IC
  Shimanoshita
11:45~13:05 *①Highland Furano (lunch/view lavender) [80 min]
  Roller Coaster Road
13:50~14:40 *②Shikisai-no-Oka Hill [50 min]
15:05~15:40 *③Blue Pond [35 min]
16:20~17:25 *④Farm Tomita [65 min]
  Mikasa IC
19:10~19:20 Iwamizawa SA (rest) [10 min]
19:55 Sapporo Factory
20:00 Sapporo Clock Tower
20:05 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • This course will not go through Patchwork Road.
  • ※①Content of lunch: petite fondue+ hamburger steak + rice + coffee or tea.
  • ※②~④Free time to explore.
  • Flower fields along the course may not be in bloom depending on the season, growth conditions, and may not be viewable due to pruning and other maintenance.

Schedule Calendar

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※Colored days are operating days.

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Special Notes

※Tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions or expressway conditions. Tour may also be cancelled during operation due to similar conditions.
※Duration of tour may change depending on traffic congestion or number of passengers. Buses may also be delayed, so please allow ample time for transfer to other means of transportation.
※Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the closed days or limit on tours at each facility.
※Buses may be delayed due to traffic congestion and adverse weather, so please allow ample time for transfer to other means of transportation.
※Tours may be cancelled due to the disasters or marathons. Please inquire about operation schedule during adverse weather.