About 10km north of Rumoi, Obira (小平) was also once a herring fishing village, and there were underground coal mines in Tappu (about 20km east of Obira) until 1967. From early July to mid August, the town’s sandy beach is the sparkling playgrounds.


Old Hanada Family Fishing Hut


1min walk from Hanada-Ban’ya-mae bus stop

Hokkaido’s largest wooden fishing hut like a herring palace, the 1905 Hanada-ke Ban-ya was once the temporary living quarters of the fisherman’s chief and some 200 seasonal workers. The hut contains large-scale fireplaces, beds and the owner’s gorgeous living room.

Michi-no-eki Obira Nishin Ban’ya


1min walk from Hanada-Ban’ya-mae bus stop

Adjacent to the fishing hut is this roadside station that has a roadside station, tourist information center, gallery and good restaurant. Along the coast is Nishin Bunka Rekishi Park with great ocean views.

Onishika Twin Beach


1min walk from Motohama bus stop

Onishika has a child-friendly ocean pool and a natural sandy beach, camping is also available from ¥2000 per tent. There are reputable seafood restaurants and stores around the beach. The nearest bus stop is Motohama.


Getting There


Obira-chuo (小平中央) is the town center’s main bus stop on Route 232.

Engan Bus operates the intercity bus Tokkyu Haboro-go (特急はぼろ号) between Sapporo and Onishika (鬼鹿) near the Twin Beach, stopping at Obira-chuo, and Hanada-Ban’ya-mae (花田番屋前) in front of the Old Hanada Family Fishing Hut.

Local buses (for Haboro or Horonobe) from Rumoi-ekimae stopping at Obira-chuo, Yuttarikan-iriguchi (ゆったりかん入口), Hanada-Ban’ya-mae, Onishika, Onishika-Minato-machi 3 (鬼鹿港町3区), and Motohama (元浜) in front of Onishika Twin beach.

Getting Around


From Obira-chuo, the demand-responsive buses (小平町デマンドバス) run to Tappu (達布: 45min).


Obira Town Travel Guide

Hanada-Ban’ya-mae bus stop


Address:Onishika-Hirotomi, Obira-cho, Hokkaido

Distance:23km from Rumoi