Nakashibetsu is considered the center of the Konsen Plateau and a transport hub for other areas. The town is accessible from Sapporo, Kushiro, Shibecha and Nemuro by bus. There is an airport close to the town center.
Highlights Kaiyodai Viewpoint
Tourist Information Nakashibetsu Tourist Information Center (中標津町観光案内所): Across from Nakashibetsu bus terminal, 1st floor of Nakashibetsu Keizai Center (中標津経済センター), 1-19 E2S2 / 9am-5pm / Closed holiday / kaiyoudai.jp
Hokkaido Yume-no-mori Park
北海道立ゆめの森公園 / 2-5 Kitanaka / 6am-7pm May-Nov, 8am-6pm Dec-Apr / FREE / www.yumemori.jp
A 56-hectare family-friendly park on a hill at the southern side of the airport contains an impressive egg-shaped visitor center, playgrounds and walkways. Airport shuttle buses stop at the entrance.
02 LOCAL HISTORY
Nakashibetsu Municipal Folk Museum
中標津町郷土館 / 2-15 Maruyama / 9am-5pm May-Sep, 9am-4pm Oct, 10am-4pm Nov-Apr / Closed Mon & day after a holiday / FREE / www.nakashibetsu.jp/kyoudokan_web
This small museum within Maruyama Park (丸山公園) focusing on local history, such as agriculture and railway. It is opposite the town hall.
AIR: Nemuro-Nakashibetsu Airport (根室中標津空港) is 4km north of the town center. ANA serves Tokyo Haneda (1 daily / 1hr 40min) and Sapporo New Chitose (3 daily / 1hr). The airport terminal has a rent-a-car counter.
Four airport buses, timed to meet all flights, run between Nakashibetsu Airport and Nemuro (1hr 40min) via Nakashibetsu bus terminal (9min), Betsukai Purato (42min) and JR Attoko Station (65min).
BUS: Hokuto Kotsu and Nemuro Kotsu operates the night bus Aurora-go (オーロラ号) daily between Sapporo Odori Bus Center and Nakashibetsu (7hrs). Note: the night bus to Sapporo stops at the Toyo Grand Hotel (トーヨーグランドホテル) in Eastern Nakashibetsu and doesn’t stop at Nakashibetsu bus terminal.
Akan Bus operates buses from Kushiro to Nakashibetsu (2-5 daily / 2hrs) and continue to Shibetsu (30min) and Rausu (1.5hrs). There are also a few buses from JR Shibecha Station (標茶駅前) to Nakashibetsu (1.5hrs) via Kenebstsu (計根別: 1hr) and continue to Shibetsu (標津: 40min) via Kawakita (川北) and the Salmon Park-mae (サーモンパーク前).
Nemuro Kotsu operates local buses between Nakashibetsu and JR Attoko Station (2-5 daily / 70min) via Betsukai Purato.