Kamifuranocho Hinode is a small ski hill located in Kamifurano town, just to the north of Furano city and to the south of Asahikawa city, in central Hokkaido. Outside of winter, it is used for a variety of activities and events and is a well-known lavender park.
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.
46.8km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
61.3km from the Takikawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
65.3km from the Shimukappu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (1.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 291
Kamifuranocho Hinode is located to the south of Asahikawa city and the closest exit of an expressway is Asahikawa Takasu IC exit on the Hokkaido Expressway.
The Takikawa IC exit on the same expressway is further away but nearer Sapporo and so is another choice.
The Shimukappu IC on the Doto Expressway is just over 65km to the south of Kamifuranocho Hinode.
Route 237 (also known as the Furano National Highway) runs north to south about 2km to the west of the ski hill.
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