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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Furano
Cheese Factory
# 3   of 6 most visited
sights in Furano

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The Furano Cheese Factory (富良野チーズ工房, Furano Cheese Kōbō) lets visitors observe the production process of the local camembert type cheese from behind windows. Cheese samples, including those of a black cheese colored by squid ink, can be tasted in the factory shop.

Besides the cheese factory, there is also an ice cream parlor ("ice cream factory") and a pizzeria ("pizza factory"), as well as hands-on workshops for making butter, ice cream, bread and cheese. Workshops start at fixed times during the day. Advance reservations are not required except for the bread workshop.

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How to get there
The cheese factory can be reached in a five minute taxi or car ride from Furano Station.

During summer (July 6 to August 15, 2013) the cheese factory is served by the red line of the Furano Kururu Bus, a loop line for tourists which connects Furano Station with some of the town's sights four times per day. The fare is 1000 yen for two calendar days of unlimited use.

The cheese factory also gets visited by the Twinkle Bus Furano sightseeing bus, which covers various sights around Furano (4 hours, 1000 yen, one bus daily from June 8 through August and on weekends in September and the first half of October 2013) and the Twinkle Bus Furano "Lavender Course" sightseeing bus, which runs from Furano to Biei (3.5 hours, 1500 yen, one bus daily from June 29 to August 11, 2013).

Reservations for the Twinkle Bus are mandatory and can be made at JR railway stations across Hokkaido.

How to get to and around Furano

Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 17:00 (until 16:00 from November through March)
Closed:December 31 to January 3
Admission:Free (except hands-on experiences)

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