Furano, this charming little city tucked away in Japan’s Hokkaido, has a whole bunch of cool stuff to do. One thing you absolutely shouldn’t miss, according to all the travel gurus out there, is a trip to the Cheese Factory. We were lucky enough to check it out ourselves, and we did it in October, hands down one of the most awesome times to be on the island. In this article, we’re taking you back to our fantastic day at the Furano Cheese Factory. We’ll spill the beans on what you can look forward to during your own visit and drop some handy tips to make your autumn adventure there even more amazing!
Meet the Furano Cheese Factory:
Nestled in the heart of Furano, the Cheese Factory is your gateway to discovering Hokkaido’s finest dairy delights. Step right up to the windows, where you can peer into the fascinating world of local camembert-type cheese production. And here’s the best part – you can sample an array of cheeses right in the factory shop, including a unique black cheese infused with the ink of squid!
Getting to the Cheese Factory:
Getting to the cheese factory is a breeze. If you’re coming from Furano Station, you can hop in a taxi or take a quick five-minute car ride.
In the summer months (from July to August), there’s an added bonus: the Furano Kururu Bus. This nifty sightseeing bus connects Furano Station with several of the town’s popular attractions, including Furano Marche, Farm Tomita, and Furano Winery. Just keep in mind that this convenient bus service isn’t available during the rest of the year.
Delights to Savor at the Furano Cheese Factory:
There’s more than just cheese here! While you’re at the factory, don’t miss out on the “Ice Milk Factory,” where you can indulge in creamy ice cream, and the “Pizza Factory,” serving up delicious pies crafted from local ingredients. It’s the perfect place to unwind and savor the flavors of the region.
And if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, roll up your sleeves for some hands-on fun! They offer workshops where you can try your hand at making butter, ice cream, and, of course, cheese. These workshops run at set times throughout the day, and there’s no need to book in advance—except for the bread workshop, where reservations are recommended.
The Furano Cheese Factory welcomes visitors throughout the entire year, offering the following operating hours:
- Regular Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (November to March closes at 4:00 PM)
- Closed: December 31st to January 3rd (for the New Year holiday)
Notably, they open their doors a tad earlier compared to other local eateries. So, if you’re on the hunt for a breakfast spot, the Pizza Factory here is a great choice!
Autumn’s Magic at the Furano Cheese Factory:
If you happen to visit the Cheese Factory in mid-October, brace yourself for an enchanting display of autumn’s glory!
Surrounded by a myriad of deciduous trees, especially the graceful birch trees, the Furano Cheese Factory undergoes a breathtaking transformation as the brisk autumn winds coax the vibrant green leaves into a magnificent sea of golden hues. It’s as if the entire place has been cloaked in the splendors of autumn!
To soak in this picturesque spectacle, head to the lawn adjacent to the Pizza Factory’s terrace. You’ll find charming wooden benches scattered around, along with a striking red farm tractor, adding a delightful touch to the scenery. If you’re a fan of the fall season and its resplendent foliage, a visit to the Furano Cheese Factory in October is an absolute must!
For the pinnacle of autumn beauty, plan your trip for the last week of October when the leaves are in their full, resplendent glory, having completed most of their color-changing journey.
We’ve reached the conclusion of our post! We hope you’ve enjoyed the journey and have now painted a vivid picture of what the Furano Cheese Factory looks like during the magical autumn season.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our post and reading it through to the very end. As you embark on your own adventure to Furano, may your journey be filled with happiness and seamless experiences!
Quick Info About Furano Cheese Factory:
Address: Naka5ku, Furano, Hokkaido 076-0013, Japan
Admission Fee: Free
Parking Fee: Free
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- FURANO TRAVEL GUIDE: VISITING ASAHIGAOKA PARK IN AUTUMN
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