Wind Garden

The Wind Garden in Furano, Hokkaido, is a picturesque outdoor space known for its vibrant flower fields, including the iconic lavender fields, that flourish under the influence of the area’s unique climatic conditions, offering a serene and colorful escape into nature’s beauty.

The Glass Forest in Furano, Hokkaido, is a remarkable destination that blends artistry and nature.

This enchanting place is a collection of six distinct “villages,” each showcasing a diverse range of glassware, from handcrafted ornaments to intricate jewelry and luxurious glass products from Japan and abroad.

It’s famed for its “Shibari Glass,” inspired by the diamond dust phenomenon in Hokkaido’s cold winters. This unique glassware, known for its frost-like cracks, was even gifted to heads of state during the 2008 G8 Summit.

The Glass Forest’s fusion of art, nature, and craftsmanship makes it truly special. Visitors can immerse themselves in a world of glass, exploring various styles and techniques.

The Shibari Glass, in particular, represents a fascinating interplay of art and science, with its heat-resistant layers and evolving cracks that mimic natural frost patterns.

  • Shimogoryo, Furano, Hokkaido 076-0017, Japan
  • 8 AM – 5 PM daily
  • Furano Station
  • from $6 USD

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Wind Garden tickets and entrance fees

As for access and experience, while specific prices for entrance or workshops weren’t available, the Glass Forest offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including glass-blowing and jewelry-making workshops.

Is the Wind Garden worth visiting?

Absolutely, especially for those intrigued by the art of glassmaking and the serene beauty of Hokkaido. The opportunity to engage in hands-on crafts adds a memorable layer to the experience, making it a fascinating visit for both art enthusiasts and families.

How to get to the Wind Garden

The Glass Forest is best accessed by car or taxi, approximately 20 minutes away from Furano Station on the JR Furano Line. Since workshop products like glass vases need time to cool, it’s advised to schedule your visit towards the start of your trip in Hokkaido.