Spots in Hidaka / Erimo Area

  • Cape Erimo
    204 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Horoizumigunerimochou Erimomisaki
    Cape Erimo is a cape at the southernmost point in Hokkaido, where the Hidaka Mountains gradually fall in elevation as they approach the Pacific Ocean. It is renowned as one of the windiest places in Japan, with wind-speeds that often exceed 30 meters per second. At the Erimo Wind Museum, visitors can experience Erimo’s strong winds for themselves, and both adults and children will enjoy viewing wild Harbor Seals from the Museum’s observation deck. In 2010, Cape Erimo was designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty under its Ainu-language name Pirika Noka (meaning “beautiful shape”), in recognition of its spiritual importance to the Ainu people as a sacred place.

    It takes about 4 hours from Sapporo to Cape Erimo by car through the highway. Usually, the wind is very strong there, and this cape is often misty. Please take care of the weather. Scenery surrounded...

  • Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sarugumbiratorichou Nibutani 55
    This museum, located in Saru County, Hokkaido, displays invaluable folk art articles from the Ainu culture. In addition to displaying traditional Ainu folk artifacts and beautiful art works, one can view Japan's largest dugout boat up close. Many Ainu cultural workshops (Reservations required) can be enjoyed including, wood carving, embroidery, lecture, dancing and the Mukkuri (mouth harp) performance.

    Such an interesting museum. Famous woodcarver works from the tourist gift shop in the very far car park with bear statue outside . Go and meet him. I loved seeing the kimonos made from natural...

  • Erimo Cape Kaze no Yakata (The Wind House)
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Horoizumigunerimochou Touyou 366-3
    Tourist destination in Erimo Town, Horoizumi County, Hokkaido. The facility offers an Erimo Cape exhibition, and you can learn about local wildlife. Spring to mid-June is the Zenigata Seal birthing season, so you can observe the way of childrearing.

    Wind tunnel experience, in the visitors center - left side of main entrance. 5 mins of 5 m/s to 40 m/s winds - with bars to hold onto. The staff recommend removing glasses and bags. Cape Erimo...

  • Mombetsu Racecourse
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sarugunhidakachou Tomikawakomaoka 76-1
    This horse track is in Hidaka Town, Saru County. This is Hokkaido's only municipally run racecourse. At the Polaris Dome, connected to the main stands, you can watch the action projected on a giant screen or watch from semi-cover. They also have night races. In addition to the racecourse, there's a dining area with shops offering famous local delicacies perfect for families and couples.


  • The JRA Hidaka Horse Ranch Observatory
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Urakawagunurakawachou Nishicha 535-13
    This observatory is atop a hill overlooking the JRA Hidaka Horse Ranch where race horses are born, raised, trained, nurtured and studied. From the observatory one can see the whole expansive grasslands covering the 1,500 hectare grounds, including the grass riding area, the sloped riding area, and other training facilities as well as the Hidaka mountain range in the distance. Inside the observatory is displayed, behind glass, information on the facility and grounds.

    I worked in Japan in 1999, and I fell in love with the people and culture. The people are so accommodating, friendly and helpful. Its unlike any country Ive been to. I could have left my keys in my...

  • Biratori Hot Springs, Yukara
    30 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Saru-gun, Hiratori-machi Nishiya 92-6
    Recently renovated Japanese hotel with hot springs in Biratori, Saru County, Hokkaido. The baths are rare highly concentrated carbonated springs, including the outdoor bath that was built during the renovation which is incredibly popular with guests. The restaurant also uses local Biratori wagyu beef and tomatoes.

    I spent for a couple of hours bathing and having a evening meal. The price of bathing and meals were reasonable and a lot of selection. I had a half size of a Ikura don (rice with salmon eggs) which...

  • Hidaka Sarukawa River Campground
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sarugunhidakachou Tomioka
    Campground open from late April to October in Hidaka, Saru, Hokkaido. Bungalows and other cabins are available for rent and you can reserve grills or pizza ovens in the BBQ corner. There is an athletics corner and dog run, making this a really popular site for people to bring their pets. You can also enjoy a variety of watersports including rafting on the nearby Sarukawa River.

    20年ぶりぐらいに家族で利用しました。 お盆休みも終わった3連休を利用し2泊のファミリーキャンプです。 ここは目の前に清流が流れるキャンプ場で、すぐそばに温泉もあり、車で2-3分行くとコンビニや道の駅もあります。 それでいて大自然の雰囲気がタップリと味わえる最高のキャンプ場です。 そんな場所ですが20年前は人が少なく、貸し切りの雰囲気を味わえるところでした。ところが今では受付で行列ができるくらいの...

  • Hyakuninhama Auto Camping Site
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimo Cho Shoya 102-5
    This facility offers guests the opportunity to enjoy camping in a great natural setting. It is even possible to camp right next to your car. Campers can enjoy other activities such as playing a round of park golf at the attached course.

    襟裳岬から、十勝の広尾方面に向かって数分走り、少しだけ山の方に向かうと、百人浜オートキャンプ場はありました。「百人浜」は、すぐ近くにある海岸の名前なんですが、完全に森の中にあるキャンプ場です。 「オートキャンプ場」の名前は付いていますが、オートキャンプサイトは少ないみたいで、私たちは普通のキャンプサイトにテントを張りました。すぐ近くに車を停める場所があったので、「セミオートキャンプ」と言ってよ...

  • Hyoroku Sushi and Oden Restaurant
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimo Cho Honcho 649
    "This is a seafood restaurant in Erimo, Hokkaido serving local cuisine. At the restaurant you can enjoy delicious dishes made with fresh Erimo seafood, as well as Hokkaido specialties and Japanese cuisine. There is a large tank in the restaurant of live Erimo sea life such as whelk (spiral shellfish), hair crab and other seasonal marine produce. Popular items on the menu include ""the san-shoku don"" (three colored rice bowl) which is a bowl of rice topped with whelk, salmon roe and squid, as well as chirashi sush rice bowl with a variety of fresh seafood toppings. Set meals of grilled fish or tempura are also available and you can enjoy seafood cuisine for lunch or dinner."


  • Apoi Sanroku Family Park Campground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Samanigunsamanichou Hirau
    "A campground located in Hirau, Samani Town, Samani County, Hokkaido Prefecture. Located inside the nature park ""Mt. Apoi Geopark"", a part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks system, the campground is situated at the foot of Mt. Apoi. Facilities include tent sites and bungalows. There's also a children's amusement park, small water park, and park golf ground nearby. There's also the adjoining Apoi Sanso inn, which has a bathhouse open to non-guests."
  • Hyakuninhama Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Eromo-cho, Hokkaido Horosen-gun
    "A beach facing north from Cape Erimo in Erimo Town, Horoizumi County, Hokkaido Prefecture. The name means ""100 People Beach,"" a reference to a shipwreck which occurred in the area in the Edo period and 100 sailors from Morioka Domain were washed ashore. Area highlights include Hirennuma Pond, the site of a tragic love between a Japanese and Ainu person according to legend. With an abundance of natural beauty, there's also an observatory, a caravan campground, and park golf course nearby."
  • Nikappu Horoshiri Horse Riding Club
    Life / Living / Hospital
    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.
  • Record-kan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Niikappu-gun Niikappucho Chuocho 1-4
    Located in Niikappu-cho, a town renowned for records, this museum boasts over one million records in its collection. Besides viewing the gramophone and record collection, you can also enjoy the powerful sound from one of Japan's largest all horn speaker.
  • Hangandate Forest Park Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Niikappu-gun Niikappucho Takae
    A campground located in Hangandate Forest Park sprawling on Cape Hangan along National Route 235 overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The vast, 66 hectare park's facilities include walking trails and a renowned flower-viewing destination called the Ikoi no Hiroba, one of the 10 views of Hidaka Cherry Tree. In addition to tree-shaded tent sites caressed by sea breezes, the campground is also replete with nine bungalows. In addition, here you can enjoy barbecuing with family and good friends. There's also a wooden playground with a slide and a shallow, gentle managed stream for small children, and visitors can enjoy playing in the great outdoors here.
  • Mitsuishi Seaside Park Auto Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Hidaka-gun Shinhidakacho Mitsuishi Kerimai 161-2
    This auto campsite is located inside Mitsuishi Seaside Park, along Yushun Romantic Road. Because the campsite faces the sea, one of its biggest attractions is playing at the seashore. There is also a fishing experience that is limited to guests who stay overnight. Visitors can stay at any of the 30 auto camping sites or in one of the three types of bungalows. There are also showers and coin laundry facilities at the center house, as well as a restaurant. In addition, also located here is a special local product sales center and Mitsuishi Konbu Onsen Kurazo hot spring. The bungalows are characterized by their substantial facilities that make guests feel at home.
  • Shoya Sakura Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimocho Shoya 550
    A famous place for cherry blossom viewing with about 1,500 North Japanese hill cherry trees, some estimated to be 300 years old.
  • Ogon (Golden) Road (National Route 336)
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimo Cho Shoya - Hirocho
    The 33.5 kilometers of the coastal, cliff top National Route 336 between Shoya District of Erimo Town and Hiroo Town is beautiful. It was named the 'Golden Road' because of the expense in construction, 'as expensive as laying the road with gold'.
  • Roadside Station Mitsuishi
    Hokkaido Hidakagunshinhidakachou Mitsuishikerimai 161-2
    Roadside Station in Shinhidaka Town, Hidaka County, Hokkaido. Visit the shops as you enjoy the beach and swim in the ocean in Mitsuishi-Kaihin Park. Campervans are also permitted, just see the reception desk in the Roadside Station. The facility also has coin operated showers and laundry facilities, as well as shops where you can purchase souvenir seafood.
  • 20-ken Road Cherry Blossoms
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Hidakagunshinhidakachou Shizunaitahara - Shizenchi Misono
    A spot for cherry blossoms in Shinhidaka Town, Hidaka County, Hokkaido. Approximately 3,000 cherry trees line seven kilometers of road drawing people from all across Japan when the cherry blossom season arrives. The tops of the trees cover the road, creating a tunnel of flowers. The Twenty-ken Road has appeared in 100 Roads of Japan and Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots as one of the best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.
  • Roadside Station Jukai Road Hidaka
    Hokkaido Sarugunhidakachou Honchouhigashi 1-298-1
    Roadside station in Hidaka Town, Saru County, Hokkaido. Located at the junction of the Sapporo-Obihiro and Asahiwaka-Tomakomai national highways. A great spot for drivers on Hidaka Pass to rest with gift shops as well as cafes, soba restaurants, and more for light meals. There is also a Hidaka Mountains Museum which introduces the abundant nature and geological features of the Hidaka mountain range.

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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