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Haboro Travel | Things to Do

For most travelers, the main reason to visit Haboro (羽幌町) is to catch the ferry to Teuri-to and Yagishiri-to islands. Central Haboro occupies a grid of streets with a few modesty sights.


PRACTICAL TIPS

Location About 50km northeast of Rumoi, About 130km south of Wakkanai on the Ororon Line

Population 6700

Tourist Information Haboro Sightseeing Association (羽幌町観光協会): www.haboro.tv/english


01 LOCAL HISTORY

Haboro Historical Museum

羽幌町郷土資料館 / N6-1 / 10am-4pm May-Oct / Closed Mon / ¥210

Housed in an old summary court, the town’s small museum has a collection of coal mine tools, fossils and herring fishing gear. It is a 10-minute walk from the bus terminal near the town hall.


02 MUSEUM

Hokkaido Seabird Center

北海道海鳥センター / N6-1 / 9am-5pm, to 4pm Nov-Mar / Closed Mon, day after a holiday / FREE / www.seabird-center.jp

Behind the Sunset Plaza and its rose garden, this engagingly informative center introduces the seabirds ecosystem of Teuri-to such as Ororon-cho (オロロン鳥: uria aalge) and Utou (ウトウ: cerorhinca monocerata). You can watch a 20-minute seabirds video (ask for staff).



03 ONSEN & SLEEPING

Haboro Onsen Sunset Plaza

はぼろ温泉サンセットプラザ / Tel 0164-62-3800 / N3-1-29 / sunset-plaza.com

In the same building as the Michi-no-eki Hot Haboro on Route 232, you can use an onsen (10am-10.30pm / ¥500) and a restaurant (11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-9pm) on the ground floor if you are not staying. The restaurant does ama-ebi dishes such as the ebi-shio ramen, ebi-tako-gyoza curry and seafood yakisoba.


HABORO MAP


GETTING THERE

Honsha Terminal (本社ターミナル) in Central Haboro is a hub for bus travel on the coastal Ororon Line from Sapporo (5 daily / 3hrs 10min), Rumoi (1.5hrs / 10 daily), Asahikawa (1 daily / 3hrs), Horonobe Station (9 daily / 2hrs) and Toyotomi Station (6 daily / 2.5hrs) on the JR Soya Line. There is a left-luggage service at the ticket window, ask for staff.
Note that Haboro Terminal (羽幌ターミナル) is 700m southeast of the Honsha Terminal. All buses stop here, but it is not a convenience location if you catch a ferry or taxi.


GETTING AROUND

From the Honsha Terminal, it is a 20-minute stroll down to the Haboro Ferry Terminal for boats to both Teuri-to and Yagishiri-to islands. Taxis are also available from the Honsha Terminal.
The minibus Kannonzaki Liner (観音崎ライナー: ¥200), timed to meet intercity buses from and to Sapporo, makes the 10-minutes run between the Honsha Terminal and Haboro ferry terminal.


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