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is it advisable to visit Furano in Dec? 2007/11/3 17:26
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Hi
I've planned to visit Sapporo in Dec. Would like to check any good places which shouldnt be missed?

Planned to travel those places as below but not sure its advisable to visit it when its in Mid Dec:-
1. Sapporo
2. Otaru
3. Hakodate
4. Furano?
5. Noboribetsu?
6. Niseko?

Thanks.
by chanique  

... 2007/11/3 18:19
isit advisable to visit Furano in Dec?

Yes, especially if you like skiing. It is a popular snow resort. The ski area is scheduled to open in late November.

Also, all the other places can be visited in December.
by Uji rate this post as useful

Driving to Furano in Mid Dec? 2007/11/4 21:02
Btw, is it safe to drive to Furano during mid Dec?

If not, what mode of the transportation should i use to reach Furano in Dec?

Will the trains schedule be modified in Dec due to Winter season?

Thanks
by chanique rate this post as useful

... 2007/11/5 08:27
is it safe to drive to Furano during mid Dec?

It depends on your driving skills. There is a possibility of some roads being snow covered. If you feel comfortable driving on snow and drive carefully, then it should be no problem.

If not, what mode of the transportation should i use to reach Furano in Dec?

Train or bus.

Will the trains schedule be modified in Dec due to Winter season?

I don't think there are any major changes. You can look it up here:
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/
by Uji rate this post as useful

Skiing in Furano on the 1st week of Dec? 2007/11/8 01:50
Thanks alot for your advise, Uji-san.

Btw, will i be able to do skiing in Furano on the 1st week of Dec? im jus a beginner for skiing. How much would it cost for a short n basic skiing course in Furano?

Besides, can u recommend a good n easily accessible minshuku in Furano? (preferably less than 10000 yen for 2 persons per nite)

Thanks.
by chanique rate this post as useful

... 2007/11/8 10:06
Furano opens November 23rd so you should be ok.

Here's their site:
http://ski.princehotels.co.jp/furano/
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