Furano

Aloha Sapporo! Last day in Furano

Aoi Ike, or the Blue Pond. We spent almost a full day sightseeing from Furano to Sapporo on the bus route back, taking us to scenic points to see fall foliage and the now-famous Blue Pond. Since Hokkaido is Japan’s…

Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Furano, part 2

The field outside our cabin in the mornings.Our visit to Furano — the middle of Hokkaido, and one of the most agricultural areas — continued with a very interactive tour to various farms. Although it’s a famously popular area for…

Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Furano, part 1

I headed to Sapporo with four friends because we won a tour from Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel — we just had to provide our own air fare. What fun! After a full day in the city, the Treasure Island bus…