Destinations

空知観光案内 | Sorachi Travel

空知地方は1870年代から1980年代まで、夕張炭田を中心に日本屈指の石炭産出地として大いに活気づき、北海道の近代化を支える原動力となってきた。坑内掘りの石炭採掘は1990年代までに姿を消したが、かつての炭鉱町には悲喜交交の歴史を辿ってきた時代の文化と遺産が残る。

石狩川流域には豊かな田園地帯が広がり、渡り鳥の飛来やひまわり咲き誇る盛夏、稲穂が黄金色に実る秋など、四季折々の表情を持つ。

From the 1870s to the 1980s, Sorachi Region was one of Japan’s major coalfields with more than a hundred mining sites along the Yubari Mountains and supported Hokkaido’s rapid economic growth after the 1950s. Today several mining heritages are open to the public. Flower lovers should head to the high altitude wetland of Uryu-numa Shitsugen or the sunflower fields of Hokuryu in summer.


Destinations

岩見沢

Iwamizawa

三笠

Mikasa

美唄

Bibai

夕張

Yubari

歌志内

Utashinai

赤平

Akabira

深川

Fukagawa

北竜

Hokuryu

雨竜沼湿原

Uryu-numa Shitsugen

浦臼

Urausu

月形

Tsukigata

栗山

Kuriyama



Guide Map


Directions

TRAIN: The limited express trains Kamui and Lilac run between Sapporo and Asahikawa, stopping at Iwamizawa, Bibai, Sunagawa, Takikawa and Fukagawa.
There are also local trains between Sapporo and Asahikawa, and between Iwamizawa and Tomakomai via Kuriyama.

BUS: Chuo Bus operates many non-reserved highway buses (IC card is available) from Sapporo to the following destinations:

  • Akabira (for Furano): Hourly / 1.5hrs / ¥1780

  • Fukagawa (for Rumoi): 4 daily / 1.5hrs / ¥1680

  • Hokuryu (for Rumoi via Takikawa and Uryu): 4 daily / 2hrs / ¥1880

  • Iwamizawa: Frequent / 1hr / ¥800

  • Kuriyama: 9 daily / 1hr / ¥1150

  • Takikawa: Frequent / 1.5hrs / ¥1360

  • Yubari (Racey Resort via Kuriyama): 3 daily / 1.5hrs / ¥1780