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Northern Hokkaido Area

March 27th, 2013

Northern Hokkaido Area

Northern Hokkaido Area is the northern district of Hokkaido around Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city. It is called "Dohoku" by Hokkaido people. In a winter, it has much snow, and the temperature often fell as low as -30 degrees in inland areas. A sightseeing spot that is the most famous in Northern Hokkaido is Asahiyama Zoo. There are a few sightseeing spots that are more famous than other areas, but there are many little-known sightseeing spots.

WAKKANAI

Northernmost Town in Hokkaido, Cape Soya, Cape Nosappu, Wakkanai Park, Soya Hills, Wakkanai 100th Year Memorial Tower, Wakkanai Noshappu Cold Current Aquarium, Hamayuchi Rest House, Dogsled, Wakkanai Onsen, Octopus shabu-shabu, Soya Beef Steak, Chow Mein, Wakkanai Milk. * A Ferry for Rishiri Island and Rebun Island sails in Wakkanai.

RISHIRI ISLAND

Mt. Rishirifuji, Yuhigaoka Observation Deck, Cape Peshi, Fujinoenchi Observation Deck, Mikaeridaienchi Observation Deck, Kanrosensui Spring, Himenuma Pond, Senboushi-misaki Park, Otatomari Pond and Numaura Wetland, Kustugata-misaki Park, Minamihama Wetland, Tanetomi Wetland, Chojunosensui Spring, Nozuka Observation Deck, Alpine Plant Exhibition Garden, Culture Center and Lip Hall, Sea Urchin Seed Production Center, Kamui Coast Park, Northern Itsukushima Benten Shrine, Human-like Face Shaped Rocks, Sleeping Bear Shaped Rocks, Reihou-yusui Spring, Numaura Observation Deck, Rishirifuji Onsen, Sea Urchin Rice Bowl, Rishiri Konbu, Mirupisu Drink.

REBUN ISLAND

Leavenworth Lady Slipper, Mt. Rebundake, Lake Kushu, Motochi Coast and Jizoiwa Rocks, Momoiwa Observatory, Cape Sukai, Cape Gorota, Cape Sukoton, Kita-no-Kanaria Park, Sea Urchin Opening Experience Center, Rebun Town Alpine Plant Botanical Garden, Northern Lookout, Todojima Observatory Deck, Rebun Onsen, Seafood.

TOYOTOMI and HORONOBE

Sarobetsu Plain, Sarobetsu Wetland Center, Horonobe Visitor Center, Horonobe Reindeer Ranch, Panke Marsh and Penke Marsh, Kabutonuma Swamp, Nakaminenotaira Wetland, Miyanodai Observation Deck, Otonrui Wind Power Station, Large Scale Grassland Ranch, Toyotomi Onsen, Toyotomi Hokki Clam Chowder, Toyotomi Milk.

TOMAMAE

Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident Fukugen Genchi, Tomamae Town Local Museum, Tomamae Onsen.

TESHIO

Teshio Onsen, Teshio Octopus Kimchi Rice Bowl, Shijimi Clam Ramen.

OTOINEPPU

Tenpoku Line Reference Library, Eco Museum Osashima Center, Place That Hokkaido Was Named, Teshiokawa Onsen, Otoineppu Buckwheat Noodles.

NAKATONBETSU

Mt. Pinneshiri, Nakatonbetsu Limestone Cave Natural Fureai Park, Pinneshiri Onsen.

NAKAGAWA

Eco Museum Center, Nakagawa Town Lookout Park Observation Deck, Ponpira Onsen.

HAMATONBETSU

Beniya Nature Flower Garden, Lake Kuccharo, Pon Swamp, Usotannai Gold-Digger Park, Hamatonbetsu Onsen.

SARUFUTSU

Sarukotsunuma Wetland, Kimoma Swamp, Kamuito Swamp, Sarufutsugawa Wetland, Asajino Wetland, Mokeuni Swamp, Poro Swamp, Esanuka Line, Esanuka Primeval Garden, Sarufutsu Park, Scallop.

ESASHI

Cape Kitami Kamui Park, Usutaibe Senjoiwa Rocks, Mikasayama Tenbokaku, Utanobori Health Restoration Village, Esashi Onsen, Utanobori Onsen, Hairy Crab.

広告

ENBETSU

Kaneura Wetland, Asahi Onsen, Tawara Bean-jam Wafer.

SHOSANBETSU

Misakidai Park, Toyosaki Konpira Shrine, Shosanbetsu Onsen, Fugutako Bento.

HABORO

Haboro Rose Garden, Asahi Park Iris Garden, Haboro Sunset Beach, Haboro Onsen, Sweet Shrimp, Shrimp & Octopus Dumpling. * A Ferry for Teuri Island and Yagishiri Island sails in Haboro.

TEURI ISLAND

Akaiwa Observatory, Chidorigaura-enchi, Kannonzaki Observatory, Kurosaki Beach, Sea Urchin, Teuri Bowl of Rice Topped with Deep‐fried White-edged Rockfish, Sea Urchin Rice Ball.

YAGISHIRI ISLAND

Onko Forest, Onko-no-Sho, Sheep Ranch, Takanosu-enchi Observatory, High-Quality Suffolk Meat "Pré Salé Yagishiri"

Obira

Former Hanada Family Fisheres Residence, Lake Obirashibe, Takinoshita Onsen, Seafood.

RUMOI

Cape Ogon, Senobodai, Reuke Ranch, Lake Chibaberi, Kamuiiwa Comprehensive Park, Rumoi Maritime Museum, Kamuiiwa Onsen, Processed Seafood, Butachan-yaki Cakes.

MASHIKE

Mt. Shokenbetsudake, Ofuyumisaki Observatory, Shiragane Falls, Kunimare Sake Brewery, Former Honma Family Residence, Itsukushima Shrine, Mashike Station, Fruit Farms, Iwao Onsen, Shrimp, Sake.

SHIMOKAWA

Great Wall of Shimokawa, Keirinkan House, Gomi Onsen, Hand-pulling Udon.

BIFUKA

Matsuyama Wetland, Mt. Hakodake, Tenryu Marsh, Truck Kingdom, Niupu Cold Spring and 16 Falls, Bifuka Island, Bifuka Onsen, Soft Serve Ice Cream of Inoue Shokudo, Sheep, Pumpkin Pie.

NAYORO

Mt. Piyashiri, Piyashiri Ski Resort, Piyashiri Ski Jump Stand, Hokkaido Sunpillar Park, Nayoro City Astronomical Observatory Kitasubaru, Nayoro City Northern Country Museum, Sunflower Fields, Research Center for Medicinal Plant Resources Hokkaido Branch of Peony, Nayoro Winter Festival, Cherry Blossoms of Yayoi Park, Cherry Blossoms of Furen Bokodai Nature Park, Nayoro Onsen, Soft Daifuku, Nayoro Pudding, Sanpira Pudding, Stewed Jingisukan.

SHIBETSU

Mt. Teshio, Shibetsu Sheep Farm, Shibetu Tondenhei House, Tsukumo Water Park, Kaorino Garden, Lake Iwaonai, Suffolk Marathon, Shibetsu Onsen, Hinata Onsen, Sheep Meat Dishes.

HOROKANAI

Lake Shumarinai, Buckwheat Fields, Horokanai Onsen, Horokanai Buckwheat Noodles.

AIBETSU

Mt. Ishigaki, Aibetsu Kyowa Onsen, Mushrooms.

KENBUCHI

Hometown of Picture Books, Roadside Station Kenbuchi Hometown of Picture Books, VIVA Alpaca Farm, Lake Sakuraoka, Kenbuchi Onsen, Bracken-starch Dumpling.

WASSAMU

Shiokari Pass Memorial Ayako Miura Former House, Minamioka Forest Park, Mikasayama Nature Park, Shiokari Pass Hitome Senbon Zakura Cherry Trees, Cabbage, Pumpkin, Wassamu Peponattsu.

Pippu

Pippu Ski Ground, Strawberry.

ASAHIKAWA

Red Bricks Warehouses, Shujitsu Hills, Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa Winter Festival, Arashiyama Observatory, Kamuikotan, Otokoyama Museum of Sake Brewing, Ueno Farm, Rice Paddy Art, Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park, Asahikawa City Science Museum Saipal, Snow Crystal Museum, Ayako Miura Literature Museum, Tokiwa Park, Takasago Meiji Sake Brewery, Asahikawa City Museum, Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden, Hokuchin Memorial Museum, Otokoyama Nature Park, Kamui Ski Links, Santa Present Park, Asahikawa-ekimae Onsen, Tatsunoyu Onsen, 21th Century Mori-no-Yu, Asahikawa Ramen, Fried Squid Legs Bowl, Broiled Pig Innards, JUN DOG, Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken).

KAMIKAWA

Daisetsuzan National Park, Sounkyo, Ginsendai, Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour, Obako, Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls, Mt. Niseikaushuppe, Mt. Muka, Mt. Kuro, Mt. Aka, Mt. Hakuun, Mt. Green, Numanohara Wetland, Numanotaira Wetland, Ukishima Wetland, Ice Pavilion, Daisetsu Mori-no Garden, Bell of Espoir, Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival, Sounkyo Onsen, Aizankei Onsen, Taisetsu Kogen Onsen, Kamikawa Ramen.

HIGASHIKAWA

Town of Photography, Daisetsuzan National Park, Mt. Asahidake, Hagoromo Falls, Shikishima Falls, Lake Chubetsu, Taisetsu Yusui Park, Taisestu Asahidake Gensui Park,Roadside Station Higashikawa Michikusa-kan, Canmore Ski Village, Cherry Blossoms of Kitoushi Forest Park, Tenninkyo Onsen, Asahidake Onsen, Iwa-no-Yu and Pira-no-Yu, Nakadake Onsen.

HIGASHIKAGURA

Higashikagura Forest Park, Asahikawa Airport, Chubetsu Dam, Higashikagura Onsen.

TOMA

Toma Cave, Tomayama Observatory, Tomayama Hitome Senbon Zakura, Raiden Watermelon.

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