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Urausu Travel | Things to Do

On the right bank of the Ishikari-gawa along Route 275, the agricultural town of Urausu (浦臼) has Japan’s largest vineyard and some picnic spots around Tsurunuma.



Urausu | 浦臼


ATTRACTIONS

01 LOCAL HISTORY

Urausu Town Museum

浦臼町郷土史料館 ● 183-12 Urausunai 10am–4pm Sat & Sun & holiday May–late Sep Free

About 500m southwest of Urausu Station on Route 275, this small museum displays on Urausu’s local history until the 1960s.


02 ONSEN & RESTAURANT

Michi-no-eki Tsurunuma (Urausu Onsen)

道の駅つるぬま (うらうす温泉) ● 88 Kiusunai ● Michi-no-eki 10am–5pm, Restaurant 11.30am–8pm, Onsen 10am–9pm

This michi-no-eki (roadside station) is the part of Urausu Onsen (Day bathing ¥410) facing Tsurunuma Park. It also has take-away and local speciality shops. After a picnic around Tsurunuma Park, take a moment to relax at this onsen.

On-site pleasant restaurant Tsurunuma (つるぬま) serves up tasty udon, soy milk ramen, botan soba, tomato pasta, salad and wine for its use of local foodstuffs.


03 PARK & CAMPING

Tsurunuma Park

鶴沼公園 ● Tsurunuma Koen ● Tel 0125-67-3109 ● Campsite late Apr–mdi Oct

Located at the michi-no-eki Tsurunuma, this marsh park offers campsites (¥600 per tent), boat rentals (¥300) and bungalows (¥4500).


04 SHRINE & FLOWERS

Urausu Jinja

浦臼神社 186-90 Kiusunai 24hrs Free

Just a short walk from Tsurunuma Park, you will find the white torii (shrine gate) on Route 275. The hillside shrine of Uraush Jinja is famous for both its lovely ezo-engosaku (blue corydalis ambiguas) and katakuri (violet trout lilies) bloom in the forest from late April to early May. You will see adorable Ezo-risu (chipmunks).

Behind the shrine is a pleasant Ikoi-no-mori Park (いこいの森公園), with idyllic rural and mountain views. It is a perfect for a picnic on a clear day.



Urausu’s

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

TIME TO EXPLORE One-day

BEST TIME On weekdays from April to October. If you have a chance, try to visit Urausu Jinja’s ezo-engosaku (blue corydalis ambiguas) and katakuri (violet trout lilies) season from late April to early May.
● The following schedule is available on weekdays. There are no Urausu–Naie municipal buses on Saturday, Sunday and holiday.

8:29 Sapporo Station

⬇︎ Local train for Hokkaido-iryo-daigaku ● ¥750

9:07 Ishikari-Tobetsu Station
9:30 Ishikari-Tobetsu Station south gate

⬇︎ Municipal bus Tobe-ru-go (とべーる号) for Tsukigata Station ● ¥400

10:22 | 10:40 Tsukigata Station

⬇︎ Municipal bus Kabato-ru-go (かばとーる号) for Urausu ● ¥400

11:11 Urausu Shogakko-mae (浦臼小学校前)

⬇︎ 1min walk

11:12 ★ Urausu Town Museum

⬇︎ 8min walk

12:10 Urausu Station

⬇︎ Municipal bus (runs only on weekdays) for Naie Station (奈井江駅) ● ¥200

12:15 Tsurunuma-koen-mae (鶴沼公園前)

⬇︎ 1min walk

12:15 Restaurant Tsurunuma (lunch)

⬇︎ 1min walk

13:00 ★ Tsurunuma Park

⬇︎ 3min walk

13:30 ★ Urausu Jinja ● Ikoi-no-mori Park

⬇︎ 3min walk

14:20 ♨︎ Urausu Onsen (Michi-no-eki Tsurunuma)

⬇︎ 1min walk

15:28 Tsurunuma-koen-mae (鶴沼公園前)

⬇︎ Municipal bus (runs only on weekdays) for Naie Station (奈井江駅) ● ¥200

15:44 Naie Station

➡︎ Naie Station 15:59 ··· Local train ··· Iwamizawa Station 16:24 | 16:35 ··· Local train ··· Sapporo Station 17:19

➡︎ Naie Station 16:03 ··· Local train ··· Asahikawa Station 17:10



GETTING THERE & AROUND

Chuo Bus runs between Takikawa Terminal and Urausu Station (浦臼駅: 38min), via Shintostukawa Town Hall (新十津川役場) and Tsurunuma Koen-mae (鶴沼公園前).

Kabato-ru-go (かばとーる号): The municipal bus runs between Tsukigata and Urausu Station (浦臼駅 ● 5 daily ● 30min ● ¥400) via Tsukigata Yakuba (月形役場) at Kabato Prison Museum and Tsukigata Onsen (月形温泉) in Kairaku Park.

Urausu Municipal Bus (浦臼町営バス): Runs on weekdays between Naie Station (奈井江駅) on the JR Hakodate Line and Urausu Station (24min), stopping at Tsurunuma Koen-mae (鶴沼公園前).


LINK THIS TRAVEL

Tsukigata This town is a stopover point for Urausu and it is easy to combine this travel, if you leave Sapporo early in the morning. Check the prison museum.


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