Sunflower Town Hokuryu

Sunflower Town Hokuryu

Knowns as Japan’s largest sunflower fields (himawari-batake), this small agricultural town (北竜町) is a popular …

Shosanbetsu Misakidai Park

Shosanbetsu Misakidai Park

Going further north from Haboro on Route 232, Engan Bus running along the scenic coastline and rural vistas. Y…

Bear and Beach Town Tomamae

Bear and Beach Town Tomamae

The windy town of Tomamae (苫前町) is known for the worst bear attack in Japanese history. In 1915, seven setters…

Obira Herring Hut and Beaches

Obira Herring Hut and Beaches

About 10km north of Rumoi, Obira (小平町) was also once a herring fishing village, and there were underground coa…

Wander Around Central Monbetsu

Wander Around Central Monbetsu

Monbetsu (紋別市) is the third-largest city in Okhotsk Region and most travelers come here to take an ice breaker…

Touring Shimizu to Nakasatsunai

Touring Shimizu to Nakasatsunai

The rural town of Tokachi-Shimizu (十勝清水) is a key point of road traffic on Route 274, Route 38 and the Doto Ex…

Shintoku: Gateway of Tokachi

Shintoku: Gateway of Tokachi

The refreshing highland town of Shintoku (新得町) is the main gateway of Tokachi Region and has grown into the ra…

Nakafurano Lavender Gardens

Nakafurano Lavender Gardens

Just 10km north of Furano, Nakafurano (中富良野町) is a dream destination for flower lovers and one of Hokkaido’s t…

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Hokkaido’s most famous countryside on the distinctive undulating hills, Biei (美瑛町) is something like a France’…

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

About 50km north of Asahikawa on Route 40 and JR Soya Line, the city of Shibetsu (士別市) is home to sheep farmin…