Nakafurano’s first glamping facility offers skylights in some tents

Tani (left) and Cao, who finally opened their long-sought-after glamping facility

‘GLAMP SORA,’ the first glamping facility in the town of Nakafurano in the Kamikawa region of northern Hokkaido, opened in late June. The facility is run by Tani Koichi from the city of Chitose, and his wife Cao Shu Yuan, originally from Taiwan, who quit their jobs at Hoshino Resort Tomamu with a desire to run an accommodation facility. They have created a space where people can enjoy barbecues and other activities under the beautiful starlit skies around the Tokachi-dake Mountain Range and Furano region.
Tani and Cao met at the Hoshino Resort Tomamu, where they both worked, and married in 2016. Three years earlier, Cao had come to Japan to work in the hospitality industry and, in 2017, through an acquaintance, they purchased a plot of land with an area of approximately 8,000 tsubo (26,446 m2) with the hope of building their own accommodation facility someday. With the cooperation of Tani’s parents, the two spent five years preparing, including the installation of new electricity and water supplies.
The facility is equipped with four onion-shaped tents, two of which can accommodate 2 people and two that can accommodate up to 4 people. In addition to single beds and tables, the two larger tents have transparent skylights, allowing visitors to enjoy the starry sky while lying in bed. A nearby administration building has separate shower rooms and toilets for men and women, as well as a wheelchair accessible multipurpose toilet.
Guests can enjoy barbecue dinners and original hot sandwiches for breakfast.

The couple says, “We hope you will enjoy Furano’s magnificent nature and beautiful skies.”


A line of pretty onion-shaped tents at GLAMP SORA