Indulging in food and spectacular sceneries in Tokachi, the farming frontier of Japan!
Tokachi / Hokkaido
Tokachi, the largest farming area (approx. 3,600㎢) in Hokkaido, is an enormous plain surrounded by 2000-meter-high mountains with the Hidaka mountains to the west and Daisetsuzan to the north where you can enjoy the magnificent sense of openness unique to Hokkaido. One of the key attractions is the agricultural and livestock products raised on the soft, nutrient-rich volcanic ash soil with the longest daylight hours in the country. Tokachi produces most of natural cheese produced in Japan, and you can enjoy the rich cheese made from high-fat raw milk there.
Local foods Cheese
“Tokachi Raclette Cheese Moor Wash” is one of the few cheeses in the world to use hot spring water. This special cheese is produced by the unique method of washing the cheese in spring water (moor springs) that includes fermentation extract from Tokachi vegetation in order to fully draw out the umami, or savory taste of it. Along with the cheese, there is nothing more luxurious than eating fresh vegetables grown in Tokachi.
In Tokachi, you can enjoy fascinating local foods that are unique to the area, including delicious-smelling “Tokachi Bread” made from 100% Tokachi-grown wheat, “Tokachi Wine” that has a balanced acidity from Tokachi-grown grapes, “Tokachi Beef” raised on the cool green land, as well as desserts using Tokachi-grown adzuki beans.
The natural scenery of Tokachi has a different appearance in each of the seasons. In spring, the plants bloom, in summer the crops bend with fruit, and in autumn you can enjoy the dynamic harvest scenery using large agricultural machinery. The winter scene is particularly special as the ground is covered with snow in a freezing -25° atmosphere which creates a magical world of diamond dust and rime ice.
Tokachi Garden Spa, one of the few plant-origin moor springs in the world, is a hot spring that you can enjoy in the swimwear. In recent years, vegetable field guided tours are particularly popular as you can visit vegetable fields and learn about food and farming as well as taste fresh vegetables harvested there. You also have options to experience cheese-making and ham-making programs there.
Tokachi has many different attractions so visitors can enjoy the area in various ways. Enjoy Tokachi wine at Ikeda Wine Castle, relax your body and mind in the Tokachigawa hot springs, or enjoy the history of Tokachi pioneers and racing spectacles at the world's only Banei Horse Racing. Memorable special experience of omotenashi, Japanese hospitality, is waiting for you in Tokachi.
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