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Tokachi, with its supremely Hokkaido-esque scenery. With vigorous dairy and field farming, it is famous for its agricultural and dairy products.

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Tokachi, Obihiro Tourist Information


Obihiro Tourism and Convention Bureau
Obihiro Station ESTA East Building 2F, Nishi 2-jo
Minami 12-chome,Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido
TEL:+81-155-22-8600
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Obihiro Sightseeing Recommendations
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Hot springs

■ Hot springs
There are many hot springs in Tokachi. There is a diversity of spring quality and it is dotted with mineral springs, moor springs, and non-volcanic springs. Obihiro City's hot springs are very dear to the locals in the forms of public baths and hot springs.

Food

■ Food
Obihiro City is a food-supply base with a food self-sufficiency rate of 1100%. Due to the clean air and water, the harvests of the sea and fields are fresh. Food safety and security is always being researched.

Sweets

■ Sweets
Obihiro produces large amounts of raw materials necessary for the creation of sweets such as wheat, dairy products, adzuki beans, and sugar beets. It is a famous town for delicious sweets.

Hokkaido Garden Highway

■ Hokkaido Garden Highway
A highway stretching 2000km and connecting Asahikawa to Furano to Tokachi to the south and north where 7 of Hokkaido's representative gardens are concentrated. Enjoy the scenery of Hokkaido.

Arch Bridges

■ Arch Bridges
Nukabirako is dotted with arch bridges (33 bridges). The old Shihorosen arch bridges are heritage of Hokkaido. Viewing platforms along national road 273 are view spots.

Yachiyo Farm

■ Yachiyo Farm
A farm that stretches out at the foot of the Poroshiri-dake peaks, which overlook the fields of Tokachi. 1500 head of cattle are grazing, and there is a lodging and training facility where you can have a learning experience. At the restaurant 'Cowbell House', you can eat the dishes that utilize locally-produced ingredients.

Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan

■ Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan
Kotan is a phantom village which is created every year from late-January to late-March on the frozen Shikaribetsu lake. 'Igloo' buildings made of ice and water are created and become ice bars, concert halls, and ice theaters. There is a pervasive sense of openness with things such as a an open-air bath on the ice--unique in the world.

Swan Festival Sairinka

■ Swan Festival Sairinka
Held from late-January to late-February. Under the freezing ground and twinkling stars, countless lights create a mysterious space in this winter event.

Obihiro Tourism and Convention Bureau

Welcome

Tokachi, with its magnificent scenery, has endless fun such as 1) tasting the pleasures of the earth, 2) mall hot springs, which is rare anywhere in the world, and 3) outdoor sports utilizing magnificent locations.

Located near the center of Hokkaido, Obihiro is convenient for access to Sapporo, Asahikawa, Furano, and Kushiro. You can use this as a base for enjoying Hokkaido.

■Tokachi Tourism Information Center
Obihiro Station ESTA East Building 2F, Nishi 2-jo Minami 12-chome,Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido
TEL:+81-155-23-6403
Business hours: 9:00a.m.~6:00p.m.
Fixed holidays: Year-end and New Year season



[Climate of Obihiro]

Obihiro Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
Average temperature
(℃)
-7.5 -6.2 -1.0 5.8 11.1 14.8 18.3 20.2 16.3 10.0 3.2 -3.7 6.8
Precipitation
(mm)
42.3 30.7 49.6 60.5 80.1 85.9 94.4 139.2 139.8 91.7 68.2 40.3 922.7


Points of Interest

Banei Horseracing

Banei Horseracing

World-class horseracing. Large 1-ton horses pull 1-ton iron sleighs at high speeds competing around a 200m linear course. Every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are viewing days (year-round). Registered as a Hokkaido heritage.


Old Kofuku Station

Old Kofuku Station

A famous station on the old Hiroo line which was famous for "From patriotism to happiness". Popular spots where you can have a wedding experience (late-April through late-September).


Tokachi Plains (Memuro)
Tokachi Plains (Memuro)
Tokachi Ranch White birch lined road (Otofuke)
Tokachi Ranch White birch lined road (Otofuke)
Lake Onnetō (Ashoro)
Lake Onnetō (Ashoro)
Shikaribetsu Lake & Shikaribetsu Kohan Hot Spring (Shikaoi)
Shikaribetsu Lake & Shikaribetsu Kohan Hot Spring (Shikaoi)
Ikeda Wine Castle (Ikeda)
Ikeda Wine Castle (Ikeda)
Japanese Elms (Touokoro)
Japanese Elms (Touokoro)
Hiroo Santa Land (Hiroo)
Hiroo Santa Land (Hiroo)
Frost covered trees (Sarabetsu)
Frost covered trees (Sarabetsu)
Ginga no Mori (galactic forest) astronomical observatory (Rikubetsu)
Ginga no Mori (galactic forest) astronomical observatory (Rikubetsu)
Ski area (Shintoku)
Ski area (Shintoku)

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Popular food

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Popular accommodations



Events of Tokachi

Sairinka, from late January to early March Sairinka, from late January to early March
An illumination event that creates a winter fantasy of beauty and color from innumerable sources of light and warmth under a majestic twinkling silver starlit sky. A fantastic show of lights and sound.
Obihiro Ice Festival, early February Obihiro Ice Festival, early February
Many events are held such as winter fireworks and stage attractions, there are also large ice statues, a large slide, an ice sculpture exhibition, and a civic ice and snow statue contest.
Rikubetsu-cho Freezing Festival, early February Rikubetsu-cho Freezing Festival, early February
Prepare yourself for the freezing temperatures of Rikubetsu-cho. Burn with excitement (in the coldest town in Japan) with freezing fireworks, a horseback riding experience, a snow rally, a lottery and more!
Kachimai Fireworks Display, August 13th Kachimai Fireworks Display, August 13th
One of the most entertaining fireworks events in Japan, collaboration of light, sound and 20,000 fireworks. People don't just come from all over Hokkaido, but from all Japan to see the event that improves year after year.
Obihiro Field Festival, mid August Obihiro Field Festival, mid August
The largest summer festival in the Tokachi district! It's full on with a portable shrine event, Obihiro bon dancing, children's' bon dancing, drum festival and jostling street performances and other enjoyable events.
Tokachi Marché, late September Tokachi Marché, late September
The area around Obihiro JR Station is used as a venue to hold Tokachi's biggest food and music event. You can enjoy meals, sweets and processed goods made with ingredients produced in Tokachi limited to the Tokachi Marché.
Rally Hokkaido, mid September Rally Hokkaido, mid September
Rally Hokkaido held over 1 City and 5 towns and villages. The dust on the forest roads being thrown into the air by the high speeds is intense! You can enjoy seasonal Hokkaido at the Hokkaido food festival that is held at the same time.
1Iwanai Senkai Maple Festival, mid October Iwanai Senkai Maple Festival, mid October
Be supremely satisfied by the season of food and the richness of nature among the beautiful red autumn leaves. There is a lot to enjoy, including a ballad show, bargain farm produce sale, an animal petting corner and more.
Obihiro Chrysanthemum Festival, from late October to early November Obihiro Chrysanthemum Festival, from late October to early November
The main highlights are the chrysanthemum flower exhibition which is comprised of approximately 1,000 large blooming flower bowls on display, and a symbolic monument set up in the center of the venue. In addition, there is the product corner where special products of Oita-shi and Tokushima-shi are on display and are extremely popular every year.

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Map & Access

●Transportation to Obihiro Access

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■ Flight
  • 90 minutes from Haneda to Obihiro Airport (about 40 minutes by Airport Shuttle to Obihiro Station)
■ JR Train
  • About 5 minutes from New Chitose Airport to Minami Chitose (Rapid Airport train)
    About 2 hours and 10 minutes from Minami Chitose to Obihiro (Ltd. Exp. Super Ozora/Ltd. Exp. Super Tokachi)
  • About 2 hours and 40 minutes from Sapporo to Obihiro (Ltd. Exp. Super Ozora/Ltd. Exp. Super Tokachi)
  • About 1 hour and 40 minutes from Kushiro to Obihiro (Ltd. Exp. Super Ozora)
  • About 2 hours and 10 minutes from Furano to Obihiro (Rapid Karikachi)
■ Highway Express Bus
  • About 3 hours and 40 minutes from Sapporo to Obihiro (Potato Liner)
  • About 3 hours and 45 minutes from Asahikawa to Obihiro (North Liner)
  • About 2 hours and 45 minutes from New Chitose to Obihiro (Tokachi Milky Liner)

●Tourist attractions go by bus

Obihiro-shi sightseeing map
Obihiro-shi sightseeing map

Tokachi wide area sightseeing map
Tokachi wide area sightseeing map


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DestinationBus Stop Number at
Obihiro Station
Bus Terminal
Bus Line NameDisembarking Station
1.Banei Tokachi Horse Race TrackStop1Touzai Junkan SenKeibajo Mae
(In front of the race track)
2.Obihiro ShrineStop5Hakuyoukou Sougou Shinkoukyoku SenObihiro Jinja Mae
(In front of Obihiro Shrine)
3.Manabe GardenStop2Nanboku Junkan SenNishi 4 Jo 39 Chome (West 4-39)
4.Obihiro ZooStop9Oozora Danchi SenDoubutsuen Mae
(In front of the zoo)
5.Obihiro Centennial City MuseumStop3Nanshou SenHarukoma Doori 12 Jo (12 Jo on Harukoma Street)
6.Obihiro University of Agriculture
 and Veterinary Medicine
Stop79Chikudai SenLast stop
7.Nukabira OnsenStop51Nukabira SenNukabira Sukiijo Mae (in front of Nukabira ski area)
8.Tokachigawa Hot spring AreaStop45Tokachigawaonsen SenStopping at each hotel
9.Tokachi Agricultural Equipment
 Historical Museum
Stop60Hiroo SenKawanishi
10.Aikoku StationStop60Hiroo SenAikoku
11.Koufuku StationStop60Hiroo SenKoufuku
12.The Churui Museum of
  Naumann's Elephant
Stop60Hiroo SenKinenkan Mae
(In front of the Museum)


Other Tokachi information


Major tourist cities in Hokkaido




Bus lines connecting Hokkaido

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Questions about travel to Hokkaido

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