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A tourist train for enjoying beautiful Hokkaido

Furano Biei Norokko Train

Recommended degree
★★★★

Best season:Summer(June-Aug)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)

Furano Biei Norokko Train

Introduction

The Furano Biei Norokko Train is a train that uses the JR Hokkaido line and runs between Furano and Biei. It runs for a limited time between June and October, and allows you to enjoy the thrill of a railway trip on a train in which the windows have been removed. It is normally a diesel train but during the busy season at the end of summer steam trains may be used.

The service runs every day from June until the end of August, and then from mid-October to September they run only on weekends and holidays. There are 3 daily round trips, from Biei -> Furano at 10:00, 13:00, and 15:00, and from Furano -> Asahikawa at 11:00, 14:00, and 16:00. Part of the train ride takes you to Asahikawa. There is a temporary station Lavender Farm Station" between Biei and Furano, from which you can walk 7 minutes to the famous Tomita Farm.

The train ride is not just popular for the rarity of riding in such a train car, but also because of the various preparations made for each ride. Each passenger gets a certificate after riding, and there are goods sold by the attendants which are very limited editions that cannot be purchased anywhere else.

Using unreserved seats: Furano ~ Lavender Farm Station is 230 yen Furano ~ Biei is 640 yen Furano ~ Asahikawa is 1070 yen. For using specific seats there is a charge of 310 yen (children half price). Tickets are sold up to 1 month in advance of the ride date at the JR ticket window.

Access

To get to Asahikawa Station (旭川駅) it is 2 hours and 11 minutes from New Chitose Airport Station via the Super Kamui (5700 yen). From Asahikawa Station to Biei Station you use the train.

Information of Furano Biei Norokko Train

Spot name Furano Biei Norokko Train
Address 1-1, Motomachi, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

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