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Blue Poppy and Reindeer Meat -Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe-

October 25th, 2015

Horonobe Reindeer Ranch (トナカイ観光牧場) is a tourist facility in Horonobe town located in the east side of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園). There is a building near Japan Atomic Energy Agency Underground Research Center (日本原子力研究開発機構幌延深地層研究センター). About 65 Finnish reindeers are bred at the site. The reindeers can be seen through a fence in a summer, and tourists can play sleds pulled by reindeers in a winter. It costs JPY 500 to ride sleds. Admission free.

Building of Horonobe Reindeer Ranch
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Reindeers
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Many Reindeers Sleep
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe

When I read Tweets, Horonobe Reindeer Ranch seems to be popular.

There is North Garden (ノースガーデン) at the site, too, and flowers such as Pyrethrum Coccineum and German Iris can be admired. Blue Poppy, a flower native of the Himalayas, is a noted product of North Garden and is called the Phantom Blue Poppy and is in full bloom from mid June to mid July. Originally the reindeers are bred for foods, the tourists can eat a rare reindeer meat at restaurant polo (レストランポロ). When I ate the reindeer meat, its smell was not like beasts and I enjoyed it. In addition, there are a souvenir shop and a restroom at the building, too.

North Garden
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Some Blue Poppy Blossom
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
It Is Called Phantom Blue Poppy
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Flowers
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Restaurant Polo
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Curry and Rice with Reindeer Sausage
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Reindeer Sausage. Smells Are Not Like Beasts
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe
Reindeer Hot Dog
Horonobe Reindeer Ranch in Horonobe

Atmosphere of Horonobe Reindeer Ranch Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Horonobe Reindeer Ranch

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (40 cars)
Business hour From April to September 09:00-17:00, From October to March 09:00-16:00
Regular closing day Year-end and New Year holidays
Telephone number +81-1632-5-2050
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 530 733 565*26

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Horonobe Reindeer Ranch.

Minshuku Ryokan Sarobetsu(民宿旅館サロベツ)  
Business Hotel Hokutoso(ビジネスホテル北斗荘)    
Business Ryokan Koeiso(ビジネス旅館光栄荘)    
Minshuku Meizanso(民宿名山荘)    
Kawashima Ryokan(川島温泉旅館)
New Onsnekaku Hotel(ニュー温泉閣ホテル)      
Hotel Toyotomi(ホテル豊富)    
Win(ウィン)      
Yukaiyado(湯快宿)      
Yunohanaso(湯の花荘)      

A page of Sarobetsu Plain is here

Sarobetsu Plain

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