Furano is a winter wonderland of exciting outdoor adventures!
Here are our picks for the top five things to do in and around Nozo Hotel Furano.
1. Skiing and Snowboarding
Embrace the thrill of winter sports with our hotel’s prime location near Furano’s renowned ski resorts. Located adjacent to more than 28 ski runs, Furano is Hokkaido’s premier destination when it comes to powder skiing. From gentle slopes for novices to challenging runs for advanced enthusiasts, Furano provides plenty of skiing options. The city’s reputation as a host for the FIS Ski World Cup highlights the quality and appeal of its ski runs. Whether you seek panoramic views, thrilling descents, or family-friendly slopes, you will find them all adjacent to Nozo Hotel.
2. Dog Sledding Experiences
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of dog sledding right from our doorstep. Available a short distance from Nozo Hotel, try your hand at dog sledding experiences, allowing you to create lasting memories with these loyal companions. After your exhilarating ride, unwind in our inviting facilities and share your stories around our cozy lobby lounge fireplace.
3. Wakasagi Fishing
Wakasagi fishing in Furano offers a delightful winter activity for both locals and visitors. There are two distinct ways to enjoy this traditional Japanese pastime in the region. The first involves fishing aboard a warm and comfortable dome or houseboat, providing a cozy environment even in the chilly winter. The second option is boat wakasagi fishing, where enthusiasts can experience the thrill of catching smelt from the comfort of a boat on the ice-covered Lake Kanayama. Furano’s commitment to preserving and sharing its cultural heritage makes wakasagi fishing not just a recreational pursuit but also an immersive cultural experience amid the scenic winter landscapes.
4. Snowy Forest Exploration
Embark on a magical winter adventure by exploring the enchanting snowy forests of Furano. Nestled in the heart of Hokkaido, Furano offers a picturesque landscape draped in pristine white snow, creating a fairy-tale setting for visitors. Take a journey through the quiet, snow-laden woods, marveling at the untouched beauty that surrounds you. Whether you choose to wander on well-trodden paths or explore off-the-beaten-track locations, Furano’s snowy forests promise a serene and immersive experience.
5. Events and Festivals
Furano comes alive with vibrant festivities during the winter season, offering an exciting array of winter festivals that integrate the area’s cultural traditions. One of the most notable events is the Furano Bonchi Powder festival, held in February and sponsored by Nozo Hotel (https://www.furanotourism.com/en/spot/spot_D.php?id=485). Visitors can enjoy food stalls featuring local ingredients, fireworks and even performances of Furano’s traditional performance art, Iyasaka Daiko. Another annual event is the “Kami Furano Snow Festival,” with elaborate snow sculptures and activities that create a magical atmosphere for locals and tourists alike.