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  • Hira Farm
    Hokkaido Kamikawagunshintokuchou Kuttari East 2 wire 43
    A farm located in Shintoku-cho, Tokachi (Subprefecture), Hokkaido. The farm aims to use fewer agricultural chemicals and grows Kita Akari and Red Moon potatoes, sweet corn, and kabocha squash. From late July to early October, visitors can dig their own potatoes and pick their own sweet corn; tractor rides are also offered during this time. The farm also grows Hokushin wheat, kurimame kidney beans, green beans, and asparagus, and operates a farm-fresh shop on the grounds where you can buy the farm's tasty vegetables. The farm also ships fresh produce anywhere in the country.
  • Ramen Mendokoro Dengaku
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Katougunotofukechou Tokachigawaonsenkita 15-1
    A ramen restaurant operating out of a remodeled old pioneer farmer's home in the Tokachigawa hot spring area. The restaurant offers ramen made with select Tokachi ingredients, including aromatic aged noodles made with Tokachi Yumechikara wheat. The restaurant's menu includes the Tokkyu Buta Soba, a ramen made with Hokkaido soy sauce and served with broiled chashu pork; the Karamiso Atsumen, a spicy miso ramen served boiling hot in an iron bowl; the Dengakufu Butadon pork rice bowl; and more.

    久々に行きました。 友達は初めてでした。 ちょっと味変わっちゃったな〜と思いました…汗 豚丼も気になって友達が頼んでましたが…(o´〰`o)?って顔してました 麺も伸びてて少し残念でした( ω ;)

  • Country Papa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Katougunshikaoichou Shikaoi Kita5sen 11-1
    A restaurant located in Shikaoi Town, Kato District. Inside Country Papa's comfy log cabin-style restaurant, you can enjoy healthy dishes made with seasonal Shikaoi ingredients. Particularly recommended are the breaded cheese cutlets and pork steaks, made with Tokachi Shikaoi pork. The Farm Set, limited to just a few customers a day, comes with over 10 different mini dishes and is particularly popular with women. Country Papa also rents out lovely country cottages where you can relax and spend the night in comfort.
  • Restaurant HIRO
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kasaigunmemurochou Hondori 2-8-1
    Restaurant HIRO is located in Memuro Town, Kasai County. They have an extensive menu with carefully selected local ingredients, including new local gourmet cuisine like Tokachi Memuro Corn Fried Rice which has attracted media attention. Limited to 10 meals a day, their Chef's Select Plate Lunch is good value with a meat or seafood dish that changes daily accompanied by a small appetizer, small pasta dish, dessert, and a drink. The owner-chef's oldest son, the Kid Manager, had a hand in creating their popular Bambino Kids Lunch.
  • Obihiro-jinja Shrine
    45 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Higashisanjouminami 2-1
    Founded in 1910, this shrine in Obihiro City, Hokkaido is dedicated to three gods of land reclamation. All of them are associated with national land, and because the shrine faces National Route 38, they are also honored for disaster prevention and traffic safety. A traditional dondo-yaki event is held on January 15th every year where participants burn New Year's pine decorations and sacred shrine ropes; these days, they also immolate votive plaques, talismans, and household altars. In February the shrine holds an event marking Setsubun, the holiday at the end of winter. They also conduct an exorcism of bad luck called yakubarai.

    With not much to do apart from the racing area, this is a nice little shrine that's easy to find in Obihiro. Easy to walk around and friendly staff. There early (around 10:00am) not many people...

  • Kanno Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Katougunshikaoichou Temporary district National forest 145 Forest team
    A hot spring hotel located in Shikaribetsu Gorge. In business for over a hundred years, the hotel's hot spring bath waters, said to be able to cure any malady, are pumped straight from their sources and are constantly replenished kake-nagashi style. The hotel takes particular pride in its 11 hot spring varieties, none of which have additional water added to them or are artificially heated. There are two bath areas, the Urukanu area, which has five baths, and the Inankuru area, which has four baths including two outdoor baths; which is the men's area and which is the women's area alternates daily. The facility's other two baths are the Ikoro Bokka no Yu on the first floor of the Komorebiso hotel, whose waters unusually well up from the ground at surface level; and the reservation only Inenarutaki no Yu outdoor bath located close to a waterfall. The establishment also has facilities such as rest areas and a shop.
  • Kofuku Kotsu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Koufukuchou Higashi1sen 161
    This park, located in Obihiro City, Hokkaido is the Kofuku Station on the former Hiroo Line of the National Railway. Kofuku, meaning happiness, was in 1973 popularized as a 'sacred' lovers' site. In 1987 the line was closed, and the station was reborn as the Kofuku Kotsu Park. A wooden structure, used as the waiting room for the station, remains as a symbol of Kofuku Station. Its ceiling and walls are covered with pieces of paper memorializing past visitors. These are tickets, business cards or photos of visitors from all over. Located on the path between the platform and depot is a bell, popular with tourists, that is said to bring happiness for all who ring it.
  • Komugibatake
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Katougunotofukechou Tokachigawaonsenkita 13-2
    This is a farmhouse restaurant nearby the Tokachigaoka Park. It opened in 1996. In all four directions around the log cabin-style house filled with wooden furniture are fields. One can leisurely relax while absorbing the magnificent grandeur of nature up-close while viewing the Hidaka mountains, called Hokkaido's roof. The hamburg steak set meal or grilled pork and ginger shogayaki are the standard menu items that are served with plenty of close-to-organic or organic vegetables home-grown in the green house or there in the fields right behind the restaurant.

    花時計のある十勝が丘展望台の駐車場にあるお店です。 自ら栽培した低農薬、無農薬の野菜を使ったコロッケや 豚丼などが食べられます。 野菜サラダもおいしいですね。 食事をしなくても野菜の購入だけでも大丈夫。 発送も可能なので便利です。

  • The Lookout Restaurant Tokachitei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Kamikawagunshimizuchou Shimizu 437-5
    This is a drive-in style restaurant on the Nissho-toge pass crossing the Hidaka mountain range along National Route 274. Here, one can see the ever extending Tokachi plain, and the Daisetsu chain of peaks of Akan in the distance. The favorite dishes here are the Fatty Beef Gyutoro Donburi, in which a subtle sweetness and flavor of beef is enhanced with fat flakes to melt in your mouth. Also the Tokachi Shimizu Beef and Egg Steak Donburi bowl is a favorite that has a more substantial steak matched with egg flavor. Adjoining the restaurant is a souvenir shop offering all the standard Hokkaido souvenirs, but also original items.
  • Soft Cream House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Katougunotofukechou Shindori 6-3-5
    A soft serve ice cream restaurant found by driving north on National Route 241 from Obihiro Station and identifiable by its pink roadside station. Customers can enjoy their treats in the cutely designed shop interior or outside under the shop's awning surrounded by seasonal flowers. The most popular flavor is the Red Bean, made with highest quality Tokachi adzuki red beans, known to some as red diamonds. Not overly sweet, this ice cream has a light flavor characterized by the taste of anko sweet bean paste. The shop also sells decorative soft serve ice creams decorated with colorful toppings.
  • Dining Restaurant Tokachi Farm
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishichijouminami 9-6
    This restaurant is located approximately eight minutes away from JR Obihiro Station. You can enjoy dishes using ingredients from Tokachi at this dining restaurant. The interior is filled with light from the windows and skylights and has high colonnades, and feels like you are outside from the openness. The cuisine reminds you of the nature and earth of Tokachi, and features a diverse lineup sticking to local ingredients such as vegetable items, Tokachi beef dishes and other healthy meals. You can enjoy limited seasonal menus and banquets in sofa rooms, terrace rooms and other relaxing spaces.
  • Sumiyaki Butadon no Butahachi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Higashinijouminami 7-1-2 Hotel Sun Park 1F
    This is a shop for charcoal grilled pork bowls, the local specialty of Obihiro. In the vast and spacious store, besides counter and table seats, there are also small tatami mat rooms, making it a place friendly to those with small children or seniors. The pork bowls use roasted meat from Hokkaido that is light and not fatty. Enjoy it with two secret sauces for an unforgettable deep flavor. On their menu, you can four types with different pork and rice amounts, the Mega Butadon big enough for four to seven people, and bento lunch boxes to take out.
  • Roadside Station Nakasatsunai
    101 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kasaigunnakasatsunaimura Odoriminami 7
    This roadside station is located at the junction of National Route 236 and the Shimizu-Taiki line of the Hokkaido Prefectural Route at the entrance to Minami Tokachi Kanko. The country plaza adjacent to a parking lot has an information facility introducing agriculture and attractions of Nakasatsunai, and restaurants with menus using fresh local ingredients. In addition, there are also facilities such as a takeout corner with fresh local vegetables, processed goods and curry, and a Pioneer Memorial with exhibitions of old clothing and toys. As an attached facility, you can also enjoy learning at the Beans Museum built on the relocated and restored former Potato Foundation Seed Farm.

    For a roadside rest area this place is pretty nice. There are a couple of stalls selling chicken shish kebobs (yakitori) and chicken nuggets (zangi) which are pretty tasty. There are also 2...

  • Tokachigawa hot spring Kangetsuen
    198 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Katougunotofukechou Tokachigawaonsenminami 14-2
    This is an onsen lodging facility in Hokkaido's Otofuke town, Kato County. The Natural Moor Hotspring water is rich in plant extracts and rock minerals, and is known for its beautifying effects. The onsens include outdoor baths offering views of Tokachi's natural beauty, as well as larger group baths and onsen-equipped private rooms. The hall also has an aesthetic salon.

    We stayed 2 nights with this Ryokan and enjoyed it tremendously. The food and room was amazing. Highly recommend it. The new rooms with an outdoor deck was amazing. At the time when we visited, the...

  • Obihiro Zoo
    86 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Midorigaoka 2
    This is Hokkaido's second ever zoo, located inside Obihiro City's Midori ga Oka Park. It (all 70 kinds of animals) includes Japan's first cold-resistant tropical animal rearing program, with Hokkaido's only elephant. There are also rides like a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round, as well as regular events like Zoo Keeper for a Day, to keep animal lovers coming back for more!

    Went with 2 children. Wasn't expecting much. The zoo is small and located next to various parks and small museums. The parts we enjoyed the most was the aviary that had small birds flying freely...

  • Tomuraushi Onsen Higashi Taisetsuso
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kamikawagunshintokuchou Kuttari Tomurashi
    This onsen ryokan is in Shintoku Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. Their outdoor baths with a view of the Yutomuraushi River are beloved as a hidden hot spring gem, and since they allow non-guests to use the baths, are frequented by people climbing Mt. Tomuraushi. The natural fountains, created by hardened mineral deposits from the waters, are designated a Natural Monument.


  • Roadside Station Ashoru Ginga Hall 21
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Ashorogunashorochou Kitaichijou 1-3
    This roadside station is at the intersection of National Routes 241 and 242, in Ashoro Town, Ashoro County, Hokkaido. It incorporates the Ashoro Station building from the Furusato Ginga line, closed since 2006. Inside, there is the Furusato Ginga Line Information display area, and on the second floor is the Ginga Hall, used for concerts and more. The hall is famous for its Chiharu Matsuyama Area displaying information about the Ashoro-native singer.
  • Tokachi Ohashi Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Kotoichi-cho, Hokkaido - Obihiro City, Hokkaido
    Bridge that connects Otofuke Town with Obihiro City in Hokkaido. This bridge is part of National Route 241 and is 501 meters long. It has been constructed to withstand earthquakes, strong wind, and cold damage and is one of the main thoroughfares in Hokkaido. The bridge lights up at night giving you a completely different view than you'll see during the day.
  • Shikaribetsu Lake Nature Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Katougunshikaoichou Shikoku lakeside
    Leisure center in Shikaoi-cho, Katou County, Hokkaido. Experience various leisure activities in summer and winter in the center of Shikaribetsu Lake. Summer offers canoeing, sea kayaking and forest nature walks. Winter brings you snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and more. Enjoy various activities in nature with guides.
  • Taiki Town, Bansei Hot Spring
    29 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Hiroguntaikichou Bansei 2
    Hot spring baths in Taiki Town, Hiroo County, Hokkaido. Known for their brown iodine spring which has a lot of iodine which is said to be effective for neuralgia and recovering from fatigue. The only hot spring in Tokachi where you can view the Pacific Ocean. Try their Taiki Cheese Salmon Bowls at their Komugi Shokudo restaurant.


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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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