There are 3 ways to get from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Terminal to Jujigai

¥1900 - ¥2800

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Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Takikawa Ltd Exp Lilac / ...
  2. Take the train from Takikawa to Furano Jr Nemuro / ...

¥3470 - ¥4429

Drive  •  1h 33m

  1. Drive from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano 114.2 km

¥1300 - ¥2000

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The cheapest way to get from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sapporo Terminal and arriving at Jujigai. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano. However, there are services departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Furano via Takikawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Mercure Hotel Sapporo and Shimo-furano is 89 km. The road distance is 114.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano without a car is to bus which takes 2h 52m and costs ¥1900 - ¥2800.

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The bus from Sapporo Terminal to Jujigai takes 2h 42m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano bus services, operated by Hokkaido Chuo Bus, depart from Sapporo Terminal station.

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Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Sapporo(Jr) station.

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The best way to get from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano is to bus which takes 2h 52m and costs ¥1900 - ¥2800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥3400 - ¥4500 and takes 3h 22m.

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  • Distance: 89.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Mercure Hotel Sapporo, Japan and Shimo-furano, Japan?

Hokkaido Chuo Bus operates a bus from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano every 3 hours. Tickets cost ¥1900 - ¥2800 and the journey takes 2h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano via Sapporo(Jr) and Takikawa in around 3h 22m.

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Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano bus services, operated by Hokkaido Chuo Bus, arrive at Jujigai station.

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Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Furano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano is 114 km. It takes approximately 1h 33m to drive from Mercure Hotel Sapporo to Shimo-furano.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Shimo-furano. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Things to do in Shimo-furano

  • Blue Pond

    Blue Pond is a man-made water feature in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the result of works on the Biei River, carried out after the 1988 eruption of Mount Tokachi, to protect the town of Biei from volcanic mudflows. The colour is thought to result from the accidental presence of colloidal aluminium hydroxide in the water. Damage caused by Typhoon Mindulle in August 2016 resulted in a temporary drop in the water level and in the colour briefly turning brown with mud and sand from the Biei River.

  • Furano Ski Resort

    Furano Ski Resort, also known as Furano Ski Area, is a resort in Furano, Hokkaido, Japan, owned and operated by Prince Hotels. One of the leading ski areas in Hokkaido, the resort became famous for its long-standing relationship with the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. In more recent years, it has held the mid-February Snowboarding World Cup, sponsored by Dydo Drinco. A view from the top of the slopes offers a panoramic view of the Furano Valley and the Tokachi Peak Mountain Range. Recently, there has been a sudden influx of interest from winter sports enthusiasts abroad, particularly from Australia, and the number of tourists has increased dramatically.

  • Takisato Dam

    The Takisato Dam is a dam on the Sorachi River in west central Hokkaidō, Japan.

  • Furano-Ashibetsu Prefectural Natural Park

    Furano-Ashibetsu Prefectural Natural Park is a Prefectural Natural Park in central Hokkaidō, Japan. Established as a Prefectural Park in 1955 and redesignated a Prefectural Natural Park in 1958, the park spans the municipalities of Ashibetsu, Furano, Mikasa, Minamifurano, and Yūbari.

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