Halfway between Niseko and Rusutsu, the pretty rural village of Makkari (真狩) offers a photogenic view of Yotei-zan from the center and its surrounding, located just southern foot of the mountain.

This village is best explored on two wheels, hire a bike from the Michi-no-eki Makkari Flower Center (道の駅真狩フラワーセンター: 10am-3pm Jul-Oct). We recommend go around Hikari (光) agricultural area, about 3km east of the roadside station.

Getting There

Michi-no-eki Makkari Flower Center is located in front of the Kominkan (公民館) bus stop on the Donan Bus route between Kutchan and Rusutsu Resort via Niseko Hon-dori.