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Discover Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Furano, Japan

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Summer in Furano, Japan, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, comfortable weather, and exciting activities; perfect for a family vacation. While you’re here, Nozo Hotel is the perfect hub for exploring and experiencing all the family-friendly adventures Furano has to offer. Whether your family enjoys outdoor activities, cultural experiences, or simply relaxing surrounded by natural beauty, Furano has something for everyone.

No summer trip to Furano is complete without a quick stop to our world-famous lavender fields, which bloom in full glory from late June to early August. A trip to Farm Tomita, the most renowned lavender farm in the area, is an absolute must. Here, families can stroll through endless rows of purple flowers, enjoy the fragrant scent, and capture memorable photos. Children will love the colorful displays and the opportunity to sample unique lavender-flavored ice cream. For a more interactive experience, consider visiting the nearby flower gardens, specifically Saika no Sato, where kids can participate in flower-picking activities and learn about different plant species. For more details about Furano’s summer bloom, check out our previous blog post here:

For families seeking adventure, Furano offers a variety of outdoor activities. Cycling is a popular way to explore the scenic countryside, with several rental shops and activity providers ready to assist and guide to any degree your party desires. The Furano River is perfect for rafting and canoeing, offering a thrilling yet safe experience for families with older children. For smaller children, a kid-friendly river course with calmer waters is also available. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the trails of Furano’s nearby mountains, where the lush green landscapes and breathtaking views provide a perfect backdrop for a family picnic. For a unique perspective, consider taking a hot air balloon ride, offering panoramic views of the surrounding fields and mountains.

In addition to its natural attractions, Furano also boasts a rich cultural scene. The Furano Cheese Factory is a fantastic destination for families, where children can participate in cheese-making workshops and enjoy delicious fresh cheese. Families can also visit Domaine Raison where adults can do wine tasting whilst the children can play with the goats. Additionally, we recommend a visit to the Furano Glass Forest, where guests can watch glass-blowing demonstrations and create their own glass souvenirs. With such a wide array of activities, Furano promises an unforgettable summer vacation for families.

Nozo Hotel is well equipped to cater to families, offering diverse room layouts, kid-friendly amenities, and convenient access to local attractions. After a day of exploring, families can unwind in our comfortable accommodations, enjoy a meal at Shirakaba restaurant, or relax in the Sugi Spa. For younger children, our Kids Room is a great place to play and unwind after a long day of fun. With its blend of natural beauty, exciting activities, and welcoming hospitality, Furano is the perfect summer destination for families. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you create life-long memories on your next family vacation.