There are many options for Furano accommodation including hotels, B&Bs, pensions, lodges and a backpacker. There are also some Furano apartments and houses to cater for groups and families, which is somewhat unique for a Japanese ski resort.
There are three main areas for Furano accommodation: the Furano ski zone; Kitanomine; and the town of Furano.
Furano Hotels & Lodging – Furano Zone
The Furano ski zone is dominated by the New Furano Prince Hotel
. Most of the shops, restaurants and facilities are housed within the New Furano Prince Hotel, so it feels somewhat “resorty” but it provides the ultimate in convenience for access to the slopes. It is also the place to stay during the fringes of the season when the Kitanomine side is closed (late Nov to mid Dec, late March to early May).
Kitanomine Zone Accommodation
||New Furano Prince Hotel
Ski-in / ski-out at the base of the Furano skiing zone. Deluxe double/twin western style rooms with private bathrooms. 6 restaurants, bar/lounge, health spa, free wired internet & more...
Most of the Furano hotels are located near the base of the Kitanomine ski zone where there are various cute restaurants and bars, and a handful of shops. A child care facility is located near the base of the Kitanomine gondola, so this area might be best for those with small children.
The majority of Kitanomine accommodation is not ski-in ski-out but generally within 5 minutes walk of the slopes.
Located 5 mins walk to lifts. Western style 1 bedroom apartments with full kitchen. Ideal for families and small groups. Free shuttle to lifts each morning.
||North Country Inn
The North Country Inn offers simple and affordable lodge-style accommodation a short shuttle ride to the Furano ski areas. It is great for families/groups (big & small) as well as solo travellers.
Chalet Fuyuri offers stylish 1 & 2 bedroom self-cater Furano apartments for up to 7 guests and are located only 3 mins walk to the Kitanomine Gondola.
||Hotel Naturwald Furano
Located across the road from the lifts. Twin western style rooms for up to 2 guests with flat screen TV and ensuite bathrooms. Public bath house (onsen), 2 restaurants, free wifi & ski storage.
|| Pension Snow Crystal
Superb location in the heart of the village across from the Kitanomine gondola. Twin/ triple western style rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Lovely communal / dining area, daily western breakfast, free wifi & ski storage.
The Furano Prince Hotel
(not to be confused with the New Furano Prince Hotel) has a variety of western style rooms (1 - 4 guests per room) and is located ski-in/ski-out at the Kitanomine ski zone at Furano.
The New Furano Hotel
(not to be confused with the New Furano Prince Hotel either!) is about 3 minutes walk to the ski slopes. The Powderhounds have stayed here, and whilst there’s nothing “new” about the New Furano Hotel, it’s reasonable, and offers modest hotel accommodation with private bathrooms.
The Fresh Powder Apartments
are located right opposite the Kitanomine lifts and offer deluxe
self-contained accommodation that’s modern and clean. These Furano apartment configurations include studios, and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. All apartments have a living area, dining table, full kitchen, and laundry facilities.
consists of modern apartments (condos) that are located about 400 metres from the Kitanomine gondola. These two bedroom apartments cater for up to 4 guests and the beds can be configured as either two twins or king beds. These spacious Furano apartments have a full living room, dining area, kitchen, and laundry facilities.
offers a range of self-contained properties, some rather deluxe, including 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses (catering for up to 10 guests).
Kitanomine Pensions & Inexpensive Accommodation
At most ski resorts you have to pay a premium for accommodation right near the lifts and slopes, yet
Kitanomine is somewhat unique in that there are various pensions and other inexpensive lodging options that are very well located.
is just a few minutes walk to the Kitanomine lifts, offering simple inexpensive accommodation in western rooms. Room types are either twin rooms with private bathroom, or twin or triple rooms with shared bathroom. A western breakfast is included.
is located about 5 minutes walk to the Kitanomine ski slopes. This pension offers twin rooms with private bathroom. The Powderhounds have stayed here and enjoyed the simple accommodation and the bathhouse, which is great for a hot soak after a hard day out skiing or snowboarding.
Pension Young House
has a fantastic location right opposite the Kitanomine ski area of Furano. The pension has either western, Japanese, or combo rooms with shared bathroom and toilets.
Petit Hotel Melon
is also in a great location, just 1 minute walk to Kitanomine ski area. It offers double rooms with private bathroom, or inexpensive twin, triple and quad rooms with shared bathroom.
is very good if you want to get into the Japanese culture, with simple tatami rooms where you sleep on the floor. Bathrooms and toilets are shared, and the staff only speak a little English.
is located 5 minutes walk to the Kitanomine ski slopes. This Furano hostel offers twin, quad and dormitory rooms.
Town of Furano Accommodation
The other option is to stay in the town of Furano. Furano is really a city with a population of about 25,000 people, but it feels much more like a town. Furano is largely untouched from outside influences, with a delightfully quaint Japanese feel to it. The advantage of staying in town is easy access to lots of Furano restaurants.
To get to and from the ski area each day, you’ll need to catch a shuttle bus or taxi, or have your own wheels.
Natulux Hotel Furano
is located in town near the train station. This Furano hotel has either queen or twin rooms.
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