Fenix Furano offers stunning accommodation, scenic sights, easy access to the ski mountains, and lots more.
With travel restrictions gradually relaxing, we’re dreaming of a wintry escape to the gorgeous Furano in Japan. While you may know Furano for its picturesque lavender fields and fresh green produce in the summer, the city is also the second largest ski resort in Hokkaido. Often compared to Hirafu in Niseko, Furano is relatively less westernised and is the host to various Ski and Snowboard World Cup events on its magnificent mountains during winter. Our pick for a luxurious getaway? Fenix Furano. Read on for all the reasons why you need to book a stay at this spectacular spot.
Fenix Furano: The perfect getaway in Japan, all year round
Located in the centre of Hokkaido, Furano is two hours from Sapporo and an hour from Asahikawa by car. Fenix Furano is ideally positioned near Mount Tokachi, providing all the convenience of a ski-in, ski-out location. The six-storey, purpose-designed building is home to residences, restaurants, shops, a spacious ski room, as well as an all-season sport rental shop. Whether you’re a ski enthusiast, or looking for a fun vacation destination with your friends and family, Fenix Furano has you covered.
Moreover, we love how the hotel puts its guests within minutes of hundreds of local eateries and bars at the Furano city centre. It’s also just opposite the Kitanomine Gondola ski lifts, giving you easy access to those powdery white slopes and the adrenaline rush of going downhill. When the hunger pangs strike, dining hotspots like Shojikimura Ramen, El Asador Steakhouse, Ajito sports bar, and Sanjin Tonkatsu are just a short walk away.
Comfortable and stylish, Fenix Furano is a sanctuary that offers a relaxing resort experience. From cosy studio suites to huge three-bedroom apartments, the hotel has over 60 units fit for couples, families, and groups alike. No matter which option you choose, you’ll enjoy amenities such as a smart TV, Wi-Fi, and a Nespresso machine. Want the ultimate treat? Book an incredible penthouse for the fam. These are kitted out with multiple rooms, amazing views from the balcony, a fully equipped designer kitchen, in-room laundry, and more.
Furano in spring and summer
Visiting Japan outside of the ski season? Fenix Furano makes a great getaway all year round. You can check out Furano’s stunning lavender fields and cherry blossoms, dotted across the city in its many parks and farms, like Asahigaoka Park, Farm Tomita, and Saika no Sato. Apart from snow sports in winter, those who love an outdoor adventure can try river sports at the Sorachi River during summer, including rafting, canoeing, kayaking, among others. Cycling and golf are also popular activities; even hot air balloon rides are available near the hotel!
All the added extras for a stress-free trip
Can’t wait to get around Furano, but not sure how to? That’s where the complimentary concierge service at Fenix Furano comes in. From arranging airport transfers to sorting your ski passes, to renting ski gear to hiring cars, the team will be more than happy to help throughout your journey. Another thing you can remove from your to-do list is packing those nifty essentials, as items like tea, coffee, shampoo, washing powder, and cleaning products are all provided at check-in. Oh, and you get to enjoy free daily breakfast, too!
With such exquisite accommodation, friendly service, and breathtaking views of nature, a stay at Fenix Furano is a dream come true. We’ll see you on the slopes!
Fenix Furano, 19-10 Kitanominecho, Furano, Hokkaido 076-0034, Japan
This post is sponsored by The Luxe Nomad.