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Ban’ei Tokachi (Obihiro Racecourse)ばんえい十勝(帯広競馬場)

Horse Racing

This racecourse in Obihiro City, Hokkaido is the only racecourse in the world where regular ban’ei races are held. Ban’ei horse racing is a race where horses compete against each other by pulling heavy weighted iron sleds. Horses are raced along a 200 meter long track over two slopes with the jockey riding on top of the sled while controlling the power and direction of the horse. At the racecourse you can find shops, a museum about horses, and a petting zoo where you can meet some of the animals. It’s a nice place to bring the children. They also conduct tours around the stables and other areas at extra charge.


Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishijusanjouminami 9 (Obihiro / TokachiArea)

phone 0155340825

Saturday/Sunday/Monday race held, contact time required

Review of Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/03 Different racing
Amazing spectacle. Very cheap to get in 100 y. Horses pulling heavy sleds on a sand track. Very unique.
Reviewed:2018/10/03 One of a kind draft horse races!
Obihiro now holds the only draft horse races in Japan. Draft horses, once the power that made farming in Hokkaido possible, can show their power. A slower-paced race that incorporates strategies...
Reviewed:2018/09/19 Amazing
A fun day at a very different race course. Instead of running fast the horses pull heavy weights up and over ramps and through a sand trap. You can bet on the race and there are people to help you...

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Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishijusanjouminami 9 [ map ]
Obihiro / TokachiArea
Saturday/Sunday/Monday race held, contact time required
[Admission fee] High School Students Over 100 Yen
Parking Lot
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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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