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[Tokachi Ranch in Otofuke] Beautiful White Birch Tree Avenue

September 25th, 2014

Tokachi Ranch

National Livestock Breeding Center Tokachi Ranch (家畜改良センター十勝牧場) is a ranch in Otofuke town located in the northern part of Obihito city, and was established in 1909. The area is 42 km2. The ranch is one of 12 ranches of the National Livestock Breeding Center in Japan, and has the largest area. Horses, cattle and sheep are set out to pasture, and a typical view of Hokkaido can be seen. Especially, White Birch Avenue (白樺並木) at the site is famous, Japanese movie "What the Snow Brings (雪に願うこと)" and the NHK morning TV serial story "Massan (マッサン)" used the avenue as a shooting place. In addition, Tokachi Ranch Observation Deck (十勝牧場展望台), A Pair of Oak Trees (夫婦柏) and Driving Horses (馬追い運動) in Winter are well-known.
Information Map of the Tokachi Ranch

White Birch Tree Avenue
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke
Tokachi Ranch
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke

Movie of Tokachi Ranch

Pasture
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke
Pair of Oak Trees
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke
Great Shape of Trees!
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke

About 5 km is from an entrance to the Tokachi Ranch Observation Deck, and a small observation deck is built on the gentle pasture at about 160 m elevation, and scenries of the ranch and Higashitaisetu Mountain Range can be viewed. The magnificent natural landscape was used as a shooting place by Japanese movie "Senso to Ningen (戦争と人間)". A gazebo and a parking lot as well as the observation deck are built at the site. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. The observation deck is closed from December to May.

Tokachi Ranch Observation Deck
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke
View from Tokachi Ranch Observation Deck
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke
Parking Lot beside Tokachi Ranch Observation Deck
White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch, Otofuke

Movie of Senso to Ningen

The Driving Horses in the winter is popular. They make the horses run to take control of horses's healthcare and overcome inactivity in the winter, and the powerful driving horses have a good reputation. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. It is open to the public only on the weekday from mid January to late February. Starting time is 9:30 a.m.

Movie of Driving Horses

Look of White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch

White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch is at the entrance of the ranch. 567 white birches line up along a gravel road for about 1.3 km at green grass. A typical view of the Hokkaido is popular, and the white birch trees with fresh green lined along the road can be enjoyed in a summer, and the white birch trees with fall foliage lined along the road can be enjoyed in an autumn, and the white birch trees with snow lined along the road can be enjoyed in the winter. Now I know movies and TV drama series use here as a shooting place, and the view is beautiful. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Tourist facilties such as a food stall or a souvenir shop are not built.

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View from Left Side
Otofuke, White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch
View from Right Side
Otofuke, White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch
I Look at Entrance Side from Depths Side
Otofuke, White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch
Winter White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch
Otofuke, White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch
Winter Tokachi
Otofuke, White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch

Atmosphere of White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of White Birch Tree Avenue in Tokachi Ranch

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-155-44-2131
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 424 156 153*28

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Tokachi Ranch. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Easy Living Terrace B and B(イージーリビングテラスB&B)
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Rakuten
Marumigaoka Onsen Hotel(丸美ヶ丘温泉ホテル)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Sports Hotel Cross Court(スポーツホテルクロス・コート)
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Hotel Kaze-no-Mai Otofuke(天然温泉ホテル 鳳乃舞音更)
Hotel Arm in Otofuke(ホテルアルムinオトフケ)
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