Furen (Nayoro City, Hokkaido)

Furen
風連 (北海道 名寄市)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until late February 2017
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Furen is often called 'Nayoro-shi Furen'. It is a small ski hill located to the south west of the central area of Nayoyo city in the northern region of Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Skiers
60%
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Boarders
40%
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Furen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski school at Furen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Skis and snowboards are available to rent - for free! 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special park facilities. 

Furen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late February
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
The lifts actually usually operate from 10am until 8:30pm.

This ski hill is closed from 31st December until 2nd January every season.

Furen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior & Senior High
Senior
1 Day 400 yen 200 yen 400 yen
Half Day (10am-4pm) 200 yen 100 yen 200 yen
Nighta (4pm-8:30pm) 200 yen 100 yen 200 yen
Season Ticket (all times) 8,220 yen 4,110 yen 8,220 yen
Season Ticket (nighta/half day) 4,110 yen 2,050 yen 2,050 yen

Getting to Furen

By public transport
Train
Train
5.8km from Furen Station on the Soya Honsen line
13.7km from Nayoro Station on the Soya Honsen line
Transport Information
Information
Furen is just under 6km from Furen Station and just under 14km from Nayoro Station, both on the Soya Honsen line.
bus
Bus
There is no shuttle bus available.
By Car
Car
20.2km from the Shibetsu Kenbuchi IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 40 (5.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 729
Direction
Direction
Furen is just over 20km from the Shibetsu Kenbuchi IC exit on the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the IC exit, turn right onto Route 40 and head north and go through central Shibetsu. After about 8km turn left and then right again onto Prefecture Road 850. On reaching Road 729 after about 9km, turn left to head towards the ski hill.

From central Nayoro, head south on Route 40 and then take Road 729 to the ski hill.
Parking
Parking
There is limited parking at the base of Furen.

More Information

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Address
Address
Furen-cho
Nayoro-shi
Hokkaido
098-0509
Telephone
Telephone
01655-3-3796
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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