Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Makomanai Takino Cemetery
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Takino 2
  • Exander Onuma Canoe House
    3 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kamedagunnanaechou Onumachou 22-4
    Enjoy canoeing tours of the stunning natural scenery around Lake Onuma and Lake Konuma at the foot of Mt. Komagatake with Exander Onuma Canoe House. The beginner’s canoeing tour at around two hours long is popular with first-timers. As well as taking in the seasonal flowers and spring water of the lake you can also stop off at the island for a short break and tea time. Spectacular early morning tours with the beautiful morning mist and night tours under the moonlight are also very popular. They also do guided tours of Mt. Komagatake where from the summit you can see over the Tsugaru Peninsula. A definite must-see! The nearest station is Onuma Station.

    大沼とありますが、カヌーに乗るのは小沼です。地図で確認はしていたのですが、わかりづらい場所にあり道に迷いました。道路沿いに看板が欲しい! 天候に恵まれ、素晴らしい景色を楽しめました。ガイドさんの説明も詳しく丁寧で、水鳥や植物についてよくわかりましたし、途中のコーヒータイムも良い思い出になりました。10月中旬、渡り鳥がV字を描いて飛んで行ったり、湖面に駒ケ岳が逆さに映っていたり、湖面からの景色を夫婦...

  • National Livestock Breeding Center Tokachi Farm (Incorporated Administrative Agency)
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    Hokkaido Katougunotofukechou Komabanamiki 8-1
    "This farm was established in 2910 as a studhorse farm under the jurisdiction of the former Horse Administration Bureau. After WWII, the farm continued to work to improve agricultural horse stock, later expanding to the improvement and propagation of sheep, and the improvement of beef and dairy cattle, leading to the present day. The 1.3-kilometer-long avenue of white birches on the farm's grounds has received the ""Beautiful Woods"" designation from Otofukue and has even been used as a shooting location for television dramas. Note that the farm does not have any toilets or stores and does not sell souvenirs or dairy products, etc. A 30-minute drive from Obihiro Station."
  • Churui River Salmon Fishing
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    Hokkaido Shibetsugunshibetsuchou Churui Loyal River Basin
    A salmon fishing area on the Churui River in Shibetsu Town, Shibetsu County, Hokkaido Prefecture. This is the only river in Japan where salmon fishing is allowed, and that is only for the purpose of surveying salmon resources,, and visitors can enjoy fishing for salmon in the great outdoors of Shiretoko, an area registered as a World Heritage Site. Fishing here requires an advance application. Visitors can fish for chum salmon and pink salmon using lure fishing, fly fishing, or bait fishing; in principle, all fish caught must be released.
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    Hokkaido Katougunshikaoichou Sasagawa Kita7sen 11-3
    This equestrian facility is located along Nissho Pass (National Route 274) in Sasagawa, Shikaoi Town, Kato County. In addition to horseback riding lessons and introductory trekking experiences, the stable also offers trekking along a range of courses such as a riverside course, a mountain forest course, and a one-day course (reservation required). Several endurance rides, events in which riders on horseback compete to set the best time covering a long distance, are held in Shikaoi Town each year. The stable provides support for participants in these events.
  • Tsurui Dosanko Farm
    19 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akan-gun Tsuruimura Kuchoro 71-1
    "This is a farm where you can enjoy horse riding with ""dosanko,"" the common name for the Hokkaido Pony that is one of the eight types of traditional breeds in Japan. For horse trekking around the Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, there are five-hour course and two-hour course, and you can ride surrounded by nature depending on how much time you have. There is also a horse-riding experience on the farm."

    We were hoping for an interesting farmstay experience, but all they give you is a small room and there is nothing to interact with on the ranch except the ponies (which we were told to move away...

  • Nikappu Horoshiri Horse Riding Club
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    Hokkaido Niikappu-gun Niikappucho Seppucho 71-11
    Located in the Hidaka region, this club is where you can enjoy horse riding and trail riding for beginners and experienced riders alike. One of the highlights of the club is that there are many thoroughbreds that were former racehorses. You can also rent horseback riding equipment.
  • Aroma Therapy Reflexology Salon tetote
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Toyako Cho Tsukiura 44-517
    A salon near Lake Toya, which is said to have been formed after a giant eruption nearly 110000 years ago. In their hideaway location surrounded by resplendent nature they preform facial and body aromatherapy and reflexology. Their aromatherapy, which uses scent to encourage the brain to relax the body and release stress, is even said to work on dogs as well. Their dog aroma, which uses essential oils made with 100% natural botanicals, is a therapy that's gained a reputation that enhances the natural healing powers of the body. At the salon you can also try the Healing fish, rich in collagen and uncommon even in Hokkaido.
  • Shikaoi Town Riding Park
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    Hokkaido Kato-gun Shikaoi Cho Urimakunishi 3
    This is the only horse riding facility in the eastern Hokkaido. The grounds have a riding school, and a park golf facility as well. This is the perfect place to spend some time away from the workaday world and ride a horse through the beauty of the great outdoors, and it's perfect for guests of all ages. Even small children and beginners can try horse riding at ease. It's connected to Roadside Station Umariku, so this is a great place to stop by on your long Hokkaido drive to buy some fresh mountain vegetables, potatoes, black garlic and more Hokkaido produce at the farm-direct sales section.
  • Northern Pacific Ocean Seaside Line Horse Riding Club
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Hamanakacho Esashito 12
    This horse-riding club is along the North Pacific Seaside Line, a coastal rode stretching 321 kilometers from Hiroo-cho in Tokachi to Cape Nosappu in Nemuro City. Not only can you enjoy a woodland ride, but they offer ocean-side rides to enjoy the quiet lapping of the waves. The family owners offer gentle guidance, so it's a great place even for beginners. The grounds serve as a course for local races, and they offer lessons as well, so they have a wide variety of services. The advanced courses offer a journey through trackless forest that surely offer views not normally seen.
  • Otome no Kimono
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    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Inaho 2-16-6
    This kimono rental shop is located five minutes' walk from Otaru Station. Customers can change into the beautiful kimonos in just 15 minutes. The shop is characteristic in that it features a wide range of clothing, including kimonos designed for walking around in, full dress kimonos, graduation kimonos and hakama, as well as long-sleeved kimonos and ninja costumes. There is a large selection of kimonos for men and children, as well, so customers can take a commemorative photo to remember their sightseeing visit to Otaru by. Reservations must be made in advance to use the kimono rental service.
  • Western Village Sahoro
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Shintokucho Niinai 637
    This equestrian center is located in Shintoku Town, the fourth largest town in Japan. Visitors can challenge the horse trekking in Shintoku Town which is comparable to half the size of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. This trekking course, which is open to sixth-grade children to 65-year-olds, is a wild course that you can walk in the forest of Sahoro following beast paths and fords. If visitors are lucky, they may encounter wild deer along the one-hour course. Children aged five to seven can ride on the back of a horse with a guide. There is also a farmers' cafe, so after enjoying the horse trekking, visitors can also buy puddings and cakes, as well as egg-topped rice, all made with eggs laid the very same day.
  • Lake Toya Ranch
    33 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Tsukiura 44
    This is a guest Ranch specializing in horse trekking, and is located two hours by car from Sapporo half way to Hakodate. Visitors can overlook Lake Toya, Mt. Usu and Mt. Showa Shinzan, recognized as the first “World Geopark” in Japan, while enjoying horse trekking. There is also a family course for those with small children, and anyone can join if they can straddle a horse alone without being afraid. There is a full mountain course for adults or those with a height of 140 centimeters or more. The course can be enjoyed by both experienced and inexperienced riders.

    Our first horseriding experience right here at Lake Toya! our guide was fun and could converse in simple english - we did a 90 min mountain + lake trail and it was worth it. horses are really...

  • Herbal Ranch
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    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Tsukiura 44
    Herbal Ranch is a hands-on experience facility in Tsukiura, Toyako-machi, in Abuta County. Visitors pick herbs from the herb garden on the property and try their hands at distilling herbs, making herbal tea, or cooking local vegetables with herbs in a Dutch oven. Reservations are required, but Herbal Ranch can accommodate groups of up to twenty people.
  • Kibana no Mori SELECTION
    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Minami 6 Jodori 19
    A shop assembling a collection of select craft goods created in Asahikawa, a city long known for its woodworking. The shop primarily carries three types of products. First, there's the shop's inventory of warm wooden crafts, such as the Kami Glass series of wood products created by shaving away wood until it is practically as thin as paper. Then there's the shop's selection of local sakes, including recommended products by the Oyuki no Kura, Otokoyama Shuzo, and Takasago Shuzo breweries. Finally, there's handmade ceramics by studios based in Asahikawa such as Kitamadogama and Soko. All of the shop's goods make great Asahikawa souvenirs.
  • Ueno Farm
    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Nagayamacho 16-186
  • Clark Horse Garden
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Sakuraoka 160-4
    A horse ranch where visitors can experience horseback riding. The facility is notable for its American west countryside feel. Children and others can have an instructor lead your horse by a rope for a safer experience or, after a ten minute lecture; you can ride in the nearby forest. There's an old West-style cafe on the grounds where you can enjoy a meal after your ride. There's also a remodeled old farm house which has been turned into a cottage visitors can rent and stay the night in.
  • Outdoor Amusement Company
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko machi Soga 859-5
    A leisure facility where you can enjoy a variety of seasonal outdoor activities and which also offers lodging located in Niseko Town. Tethered hot air balloon rides are offered from June through September twice a day in the early morning and in the evening. Everyone from toddlers to adults can take in the breathtaking view of the mountain ranges of Niseko from 30 meters above the ground. Everything is provided for the rafting tours, and participants can enjoy rafting as well as games and swimming over an hour and a half long tour. Canyoning, in which participants dive into waterfall pools and swim down natural river water slides, is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors you can only enjoy in a place like Niseko.
  • Asahara Glass Blowing
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Tenjin 1-13-20
    This glass manufacturing company in Tenjin, Otaru City, Hokkaido was founded in 1900. The glass floats made using recycled glass were created to replace the wooden floats formerly used by fishers. Today in Japan, this manufacturer is the only one that still makes these glass floats. One gets a sense of the ocean in the store's interior and displays. The round floats come in two patterns, those where a plug navel is placed over the blow hole, and those that are open-holed floats filled with shells or sand, made into lamps or planters, etc. The suspension ropes come in two colors. These glass floats have also been featured in television dramas. By reservation, visitors can try their hand at blowing glass.
  • Kushiro Fureai Horse Park
    9 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Yamahana 10-1
    This horse riding club in Kushiro offers a well-appointed horse-riding experience for beginners at affordable prices. A 50-minute horse trekking course meandering slowly through a water flower grove and on into the forest is available, as well as a 70-minute course that stretches all the way to Momiji Boulevard. This horse park, provides instructor-directed beginner's rides, and free range riding for those bringing their own horses. With no entrance fee, visitors are free to take photos or pet the horses.

    いや-楽しかったです! 家族で『馬に乗ってみよ-!』となって、見つけた所ですが・・・ まったくの未体験の者にも、簡単・丁寧・分かり易い説明で・・・ しかも、『じゃ-行きましょ!』ってな感じで? さすが北海道です。細かいこと抜きで楽しませていただけました! 50分コースの『ホーストレッキング』だったのですが、70分 コースでも良かったかな?と、思いました。 馬は『どさんこ』で、途中に周りの草を食べた...

Hokkaido Areas


Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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