At Asahiyama Zoo, the animals are bred as close to nature as possible without being kept in cages or fences so that visitors can observe the lively animals. They also provide educational programs for children and citizens to protect animals and nature.
The Lavender Fields in Furano *Seasonal
The JR Furano Line takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes, and the fare is 1290 yen (one way). The Lavender bus takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, and the fare is 900 yen (one way from Asahikawa Station to Furano Station).
Lavender Bus Timetable
If you go to "Farm Tomita," which is famous for the lavender field, you can use the Norokko train. It is a sightseeing train that runs from Asahikawa to Furano every summer and autumn on weekends and holidays. For example, in 2020, it was operated from Saturday, July 18, 2020, to September 22 (Tues. Iwai) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
Only this Norokko train stops at a temporary station of "Farm Tomita," so it is an option for those who travel on weekends during the season. However, this train is so popular that it sells out quickly.
About the Norokko Train