Agricultural town Kamishihoro (上士幌) is beautifully sited on Northern Tokachi. It is a good base for cycling in the nearby picturesque countryside and highlands, as well as organic cafes.
Highlights Naitai Kogen Farm
Tourist Information & Bike Rentals Kamishihoro Information Hall (かみしほろ情報館): Tel 01654-2-3993 / Kamishihoro Johokan / 3-231 Kamishihoro-higashi / 9am-5pm / Closed Thu / Bike rentals every Sunday – reservation required / kamishihoro.info
In Central Kamishihoro rental bicycles (late Apr-late Oct / 9am-4pm, to 5pm Jul & Aug; from ¥500 per day) are available from the following shops except Sunday:
Cycle Store Ichikawa (サイクルストア市川) About 200m west of Kamishihoro Transport Terminal bus station. Sakai Jitensha Shokai (酒井自転車商会) At Kamishihoro’s main intersection. Get off the local bus at the Kamishihoro Yubinkyoku-mae (上士幌郵便局前).
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Naitai Kogen Farm
ナイタイ高原 / 85-2 Kami-Otofuke / Late Apr-late Oct / FREE
Japan’s largest public farm (1700-hectare) on the highland grassy meadow, Naitai Kogen has a 7km-long road to the hilltop Terrace Cafe (10am-5pm, to 4pm Oct) with spectacular views of the Tokachi Plain. The road to Naitai Kogen Farm is open between Late April to late October.
From Obihiro Station bus terminal, Tokachi Bus 49, Takushoku Bus 61 and 62 runs to Kamishihoro (13 daily / 70min) on Route 273. Kamishihoro Transport Terminal (上士幌交通ターミナル) is the main bus station. There are no buses to the farm.