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‘Crossing the Karikachi Pass, there is real Hokkaido.’ The magnificent Tokachi is Japan’s ‘Agricultural Kingdom’, with endress picturesque countryside and beautifully mountain ridges. Obihiro is a good base of explore throughout Tokachi. For Tomuraushi Onsen, Shikaribetsu-ko and Nukabira Gensenkyo in Northern Tokachi, see Daisetsuzan National Park for details.
TRAIN: Limited express trains run west from Sapporo (11 daily / 2.5hrs / ¥7260) via the JR Sekisho Line, and run east from Kushiro (6 daily / 1.5hrs / ¥4690) stopping at Ikeda. There are local trains from Obihiro to Shintoku (1hr / ¥840), Ikeda (30min / ¥450) and Kushiro (2hrs / ¥2490).
Currently the trains on the JR Nemuro Line from Takikawa via Furano end in Higash-Shikagoe (2hrs) in Minamifurano. Alternative JR buses run between Higashi-Shikagoe and Shintoku (1hr) on Route 38.
BUS: All intercity buses for Obihiro are compulsory reservation:
|Akanko Onsen||2hrs||1 daily||¥2030|
|New Chitose Airport||2.5hrs||5 daily||¥3800|
|Sounkyo||2hrs 13min||1 daily||¥2300|