- June 29th, 2014
[Naitai Heights Ranch Rest House in Kami-shihoro] Rich Milk Flavored Soft Serve Ice Cream
Naitai Heights Rest House
Naitai Heights Rest House (ナイタイ高原レストハウス) is a rest facility around the top of Naitai Heights at about 800 m above sea level in Kami-shihoro town located in the northen part of Obihiro city. If it is the fine weather, it is a place with wonderful views. They open a business at a loghouse, and serve humbergers, hamburg steaks and soft serve ice creams. The building was destroyed by a typhoon in 2015. Naitai Terrace (ナイタイテラス) opens a business now. An article before closing is as follows.
Naitai Highlands (ナイタイ高原) are in Kami-shihoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city, and the highlands spread over on hillsides of Mt. Naitai with an altitude of 1332 m. In Estern Daisetsu Area, Daisetuzan National Park, it is adjacent to Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖), too. Whole of the Naitai Highlands are a ranch on the hillsides at about 1000 m above sea level, and common people are allowed to go Naitai Resthouse and a open space at about 800 m above sea level. * Naitai Terrace is built there in 2019, and the Naitai Resthouse is not built now. Business season is from late April to late October. Business time is from 07:00 to 18:00 (summer season is 19:00）. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More
Daisetsuzan National Park
Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) in the center of Hokkaido is the largest national park in Japan, the size of 226,764 ha, and has been designed as the national park since 1934, and is the oldest national park in the Hokkaido along with Akan Mashu National Park (阿寒摩周国立公園). A mountain named Daisetsuzan does not exist, and the whole area including the mountains with over 2,000 m above sea level such as Mt. Asahidake (旭岳), the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), Mt. Aibestudake (愛別岳), Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山) is collectively called "Daisetsuzan", and those are called "A roof of the Hokkaido" ,too. Rare nature such as active volcanoes, Lare Columnar joints, a sea of trees and permafrost even in the Hokkaido can be seen. About 250 types of alpine plants grow naturally, and various forms of life such as brown bear, blakiston's fish owl, dolly varden and pine grosbeak inhabit here. By the way, A right notation is "Daisetsuzan", but local people often call "Taisetsuzan". Read More
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Because the whole heights was a cow ranch, I supposed that milk should be tasty, so I decided to eat a soft serve ice cream. My chosen flavor was vanilla. The price was JPY 300.
It was easy to melt very much, and turned into milk quickly. However, I thought that it was a proof of fresh milk without preservatives. I enjoyed the sweetness of rich milk taste while putting up with headache. Thanks for the tasty soft serve!
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (70 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||From November to April|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||679 127 017*63|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Naitai Highland Farm. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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