Furano / Biei Restaurant Guide

The city of Furano, located in the southern part of Hokkaido's Kamikawa area, has Mt. Tokachi to the east, Mt. Ashibetsu to the west and a tree-rich natural forest spreading out to the south. Nature touches it so much, that about 70 % of the area within the city limits consists of mountains and forests.From the end of June to early August, purple lavender farms become the destination of many tourists, because they can enjoy the magnificent widespread view.The Furano ski resort has the best snow and scale in all of Hokkaido, and has been used as a location for the Alpen Ski World Cup.There is a lot of agriculture and not only normal vegetables are famous, but also dairy products like milk or cheese, as well melons and watermelons.The television drama, "From the Northern Country", was set in Furano, and aired in 1981. The name Furano became well-known in living rooms all over the country.Because Furano is located in the middle of Hokkaido, it is also called the Bellybutton City. The Hokkaido Central Festival is celebrated every year from July 28th to 29th, and many tourists gather from all over the country."Furano Omlette Curry" is a famous dish developed as part of the local production & town revival.

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