Minami Furano is a small ski hill located and operated by the town of the same name in central Hokkaido. It is located just to the west of the main town Minami Furano town area, also close by the east shores of Kanayama lake. Minami Furano is located to the south of Furano city - 'minami' means south.
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.
22.6km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
39.7km from the Shimukappu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 38 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1030
Minami Furano is located just over 1km from Route 38 which runs through the central area of Minami Furano town. The nearest expressway exit is Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway.
From the Tomamu IC, exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 136 and continue heading north for just under 11km until reaching the junction with Route 38 (Karikachi National Highway). Turn left onto Route 38 and continue for about 10.5km until reaching the traffic lights in central Minami Furano. At the traffic lights the ski hill is signposted as 'Kokusetsu ski ground'. Turn left at the lights and then follow the signs to the base.
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