Sightseeing Train Guide

Furano Biei Norokko Train

Asahikawa Furano

The Furano Biei Norokko Train connects between Asahikawa and Furano. You can see the lavender fields in summer, and also the superb view of hills in Biei from the train window. Feel the Hokkaido's comfortable breeze from the big window!

Operating dates

Operated from June to September every year


Basic fare ticket 1,290 yen (Asahikawa-Furano)

  • Price for one-way
  • Half price for age 6-11

Reserved seat

<Reserved seat: 2 cars, Non-reserved seat: 1 car> Reserved seat ticket 840 yen

  • Price for one-way
  • Half price for age 6-11
  • Please receive a reserved seat ticket at the JR Hokkaido stations such as New Chitose Airport Station and Sapporo Station after arriving in Hokkaido.
  • JR-EAST Train Reservation cannot be used.


Reserved seats: Reservation required

Available rail passes

Hokkaido Rail Pass and Japan Rail Pass

Video provided by Hokkaido Railway Revitalization Council

*This video was taken in July 2020. The route map in the video is different from the current one.

Train formation

←Asahikawa, Biei


*Train name, operating dates, train formation and cars are subject to change.

There is a lecture about nature!

Train with open windows!

You can see the lavender fields and pastoral sceneries from the window.

A nostalgic potbelly stove!

Get a memorial ride certificate!

A staff hands out a memorial ride certificate with different design every year.

Filled with a retro atmosphere!

There is a station near the popular flower fields!

You can walk to the flower fields from "Lavender-Farm" Station easily.

Enjoy the nature of Hokkaido with an audio guide!

The local trains running along the Furano Line (between Asahikawa and Furano), have been providing tour guide services via an “Audio Guide” using a GPS application. Click here for details.

“Audio Guide” GPS application download:

* Communication fee will be charged for downloading the application.

  • Download on the Mac App Store
  • GET IT ON Google Play
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