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Travel / Tourism Spots in Hidaka / Erimo Area

  • Cape Erimo
    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.
  • Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum
    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.
  • The JRA Hidaka Horse Ranch Observatory
    23 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. It's unlike any country I've been to. I could have left my keys in my...

  • Roadside Station Mitsuishi
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Erimo Cape Kaze no Yakata (The Wind House)
    29 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 visitor's 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...

  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Shoya Sakura Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimocho Shoya 550
  • Ogon (Golden) Road (National Route 336)
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimo Cho Shoya - Hirocho
  • Nissan Rent-A-Car Shizunai Counter
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Hidaka-gun Shinhidakacho Shizunai Suehirocho 1-1-17
  • Thoroughbred Road Niikappu
    Travel / Tourism
    1 Chuocho, Niikappu-cho, Niikappu-gun, Hokkaido
  • HOA Hokkaido Otdor Adventures
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sarugunhidakachou Chisaka 132
  • Sarugawa History
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Saru-gun Biratoricho Nibutani 227-2
  • Samani Local Hall
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Samani-gun Samanicho Kaishomachi 1
  • Kyu Munroe Yashiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sarugumbiratorichou Nibutani
  • Urakawagunurakawa Choritufukukidamituo Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Urakawagunurakawachou Nishihorobetsu
  • Taiyo Nomori Dimacio Genso Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Nikappugunnikappuchou Taiyou 204-5
  • Urakawa Municipal Historical museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Urakawa-gun Urakawacho Nishihorobetsu 273-1

Hokkaido Main 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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