About the Homestay
Center in Hokkaido
There we have, Oma Yoko from Nagoya, graduate translator, with over 40 years of experience as host family, former Toyota and exhibition guide and Grandpa Kiwamu from Hokkaido, ski guides and former pensioners in Niseko, in 2016 our first home, a small mountain hut with a German tiled stove, built on a hill with wonderful panoramic views over Taisetsuzan mountains (60 km long!) and the towns of Furano and Nakafurano.
We have only two bedrooms: one for the guests and the other for us.
Our living / dining room is used in high season as a cafe restaurant (Terrace & Bar Sakurano).
In the plot of about 1.2 ha there are many fruit trees, flower and vegetable gardens.
In front of the house there's a 7-hectare flower field.
We can only take one group per day.
"Sakurano" is suitable for the family with children, the couple and the small group (max. 4 people), the relaxation or adventure holiday want to do.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
"Sakurano" is located on the hill "Shimizuyama" and is about 3 km from the main train station Furano and city center, about 4.3 km from the ski area.
Shimizuyama is known for grapes. You can walk to the Weinkellerlei and the Weinhaus restaurant. In front of the house is an approximately 7-hectare rapeseed flower field (flower time: early July and late August).
In summer you can also enjoy a cloud lake, in winter light column and diamond dust, from home (!), If you're lucky.
From Sakurano you can also make day trips to the well-known attractions in Asahikawa, Biei, Furano and Ashibetsu (Hokkaido Flower Gardens, Asahiyama Zoo, Blue Pond, Patchwork Field etc.). There are also very good Onsens (hot spring) and various adventure opportunities such as mountaineering, hiking, motor-paragliding, skiing, white water rafting, etc. in the area.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
The use of all facilities, parking lots, gardens, forests, etc. at your own risk.
If the cafe is in operation, please pay attention to other guests.
Use of the large kitchen / bar counter and the laundry room by appointment.
Please sort and separate the garbage.
Smoking is not allowed.
Yoko and Kiwamu are so welcoming and kind! Their home is warm, comfortable, and has a view that is beautiful beyond belief. I had an amazing time and hope to stay again!! Thank you so much for everything!!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.