LIKENED to Niseko circa 2002, Furano is one of Japan’s emerging new international ski destinations. At this stage, the area lacks the accommodation expected of international ski tourists and investors.
The Vale Furano, sister hotel of The Vale Niseko, is starting to change this. A joint venture between Hokkaido Tracks Resort Development and Nisade, The Vale Furano is experiencing a sales pattern similar to the beginning of Niseko’s expansion. There are four apartments sold so far to pioneering Australian buyers who like the underdeveloped feel of Furano.
“The Aussie buyers like lack of foreigners/foreign influence, a more Japanese experience and proximity of ski hill in a big town.” Says Julian Bailey of HTRD. With developments such as The Vale Furano, brought to you by two of Niseko’s alpine development pioneers, Furano will become an attractive option for ski tourists and investors.