Monday, January 21, 2013

Hokkaido Summer 2012 北海道夏季之旅 - Rokugo Observatory 麓乡展望台

Visited 11.07.2012

Second attraction on the Twinkle Bus Furano route.

Located 500 m above sea level, Rokugo Observatory is a popular place for flowers viewing during summer season. Sad to say, most flowers were not at their full bloom stage yet when we were there and should be at its best a couple of weeks later. Nevertheless, standing at a highland, overlooking the beautiful scenery still makes this place a well-deserving attraction.  

Tip: Furano Tourism Association has dedicated a page to provide lavender blooming status/stages for several flower parks in Furano during summer period. Rokugo Observatory (Furano Jam Garden) is one of the featured flower parks. (In Japanese)


Rokugo Observatory 麓乡展望台
Within walking distance from Furano Jam Garden and Anpanman Shop.

How to go there?
(1) Twinkle Bus Furano, makes a 20 mins stop at this attraction. Only available in Jun - Aug, weekends in Sep and Oct. Fee = 1000 yen.
(2) Infrequent local buses heading for Rokugo (麓乡) from Furano JR Station.
Alight at the last stop, takes about 40 min to 1 hr by foot (3.5 km) or you can choose to rent a bicycle instead. 
Refer to Furano bus website for updated bus schedule:
(3) Taxi, about 5000 - 6000 yen from Furano JR Station.

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