Heading northwards through the scenic coastal road Ororon Line from Sapporo or Otaru, this long and slim region shows off pleasant sandy beaches, fishing towns, ocean-view campsites and onsen – along with touching sunset over the sea. Engan Bus drives along the coast and can drop you at these attractions. During the winter, the crashing waves lapping on the shore.
TO DO 01
Following the Ofuyu Coast
At the southern side of Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, the Ofuyu Coast has amazing cliffs and hidden fishing villages. Watching the gorgeous sunset from Ofuyu-misaki Viewpoint.
TO DO 02
Strolling the Antiquated Mashike
Mashike is Rumoi Region’s most historic town with fine stone and wooden buildings. During the mid Edo to early Showa periods, this town boomed as a herring fishing. There are also more than 30 orchards in town.
TO DO 03
Watching the Sunset from Rumoi’s Ogon-misaki
The region’s small capital of Rumoi was once herring fishing and colliery town. Today there is not a special detour but it boasts gorgeous sunset and fresh seafood.
TO DO 04
Swimming on the Pleasant Beaches
From early July to mid August, Rumoi Region is one of Hokkaido’s top swimming destinations and the Ororon Line’s gentle sandy beaches are the sparkling playgrounds. Soaking in the scenic onsen after swimming.
TO DO 05
Cycling on Teuri-to & Yagishiri-to
Getting away from the mainland for scenic cycling and spot seabirds on the remote pair of tiny islands. These islands can be visited on a day trip from Haboro by ferry.
TO DO 06
Stopping by the Local Museums
On the road from Rumoi to Teshio, you will find several interesting historical museums in each towns.
TO DO 07
Camping at the Seaside Misakidai Park
A highlight of a road trip to the quiet village of Shosanbetsu is the Ororon Line’s best spot for camping and recharging in an onsen with dramatic ocean views.
TO DO 08
Strolling on the River Mouth of Teshio-gawa
At the mouth of Japan’s forth-longest river Teshio-gawa, this town was one of Northern Hokkaido’s major trading posts until the early 20th-century. You will look out for the island of Rishiri-to on a clear day.