Plan introduction(Hot Air Balloon Free-flight Tour)
This hot air balloon tour is a special tour only available during the winter of Hokkaido! Furano is probably the only place in Japan where you can enjoy free flight hot air balloon rides in the vast nature.
An experienced pilot with a certified license will determine the wind condition of the day and will be in charge of the entire operation. You will be flying around 100~1,000 m in altitude, looking down at the beautiful Furano basin covered in white snow.
The temperature will be extremely low up in the sky, so try to dress warmly for this tour.
After you get off, we will serve you a handmade bread and a hot drink for a light breakfast. With breathtaking scenery, it will be an unforgettable experience for all of you.
|7:00||Our pilot will directly contact you in the early morning to let you know if we will run the tour or not|
|8:00||We will pick you up at your hotel (or hotels, stations etc. around Furano)|
|8:30||Arrive at the venue/ Watch hot air balloons fly|
|9:00||Start the tour! (about 20~40 min)
*Flight time will change depending on the wind condition of the day
|10:00||Once done with the flight, enjoy a light breakfast (homemade bread and coffee will be served)|
|10:30||End of the tour/ We will drive you back to where we picked you up|
* Time schedule may change depending on weather and traffic.
* If you wish to have a free pick-up service, you must inform us at the time of reservation. (Furano city area and Furano ski resort only)
Where you’ll be
|Meeting Place||[If you come by yourself]
Hokkaido’s Furano Alpine Visitor Center
[If you use Free shuttle service]
Hotels within Furano area
8:00 am – 10:30 am
*May change depending on the wind condition of the day
・ Hot air balloon rides are heavily influenced by wind conditions. Please understand even if it’s sunny, if the wind is blowing at a rate of 5m/hr or higher, the tour may be canceled.
・Our guide will contact you the day before the tour about the detailed pick-up point and time.
・Our guide will contact you on the day (in the early morning) to let you know if we will run the tour or not