Agricultural town Kamishihoro (上士幌町) is beautifully sited on Northern Tokachi. It is a good base for cycling in the nearby picturesque countryside and highlands, as well as organic cafes.
Points of interests in Kamishihoro
Getting There & Around
From Obihiro Station bus terminal, Tokachi Bus 49, Takushoku Bus 61 and 62 runs to Kamishihoro (13 daily; 70min). Kamishihoro Transport Terminal (上士幌交通ターミナル) is the main bus station. There are no buses to the farm.
Rental bicycles (late Apr-late Oct; 9am-4pm, to 5pm Jul & Aug; from ¥500 per day). In Central Kamishihoro are available from the following shops except Sunday:
Cycle Store Ichikawa (サイクルストア市川) About 200m west of Kamishihoro Transport Terminal bus station. Sakai Jitensha Shokai (酒井自転車商会) At Kamishihoro’s main intersection. Get off the local bus at the Kamishihoro Yubinkyoku-mae (上士幌郵便局前).
Naitai Kogen Farm
Japan’s largest public farm (1700-hectare) on the highland grassy meadow, Naitai Kogen (ナイタイ高原) has a 7km-long road to the hilltop Terrace Cafe (10am-5pm, to 4pm Oct) with spectacular views of the Tokachi Plain. The road to Naitai Kogen Farm is open between Late April to late October.