Healing Trip to Enjoy Tokachigawa Onsen, a Moor Hot Spring Nurtured since Ancient Times
Forget the worries of daily life and take time to refresh yourself…that’s one way to enjoy a trip. Hokkaido is one of the favorite destinations of domestic tourists. Although it has many attractions for travelers including superb landscapes and specialty dishes featuring local ingredients, you should never forget the hot springs, which are places for physical and mental refreshment. Here is an introduction to Tokachigawa Onsen, a moor hot spring kept going since ancient times in the Tokachi area of Hokkaido.
Drive around Farming Villages in the Tokachi Plain for the Beautiful Landscape of Farms like a Patchwork Quilt
Clear air in a perfect blue sky, lush fields, and straight roads that seem to go on forever. All of them give a sense of openness to the landscape of Tokachi. Tokachi is the largest farming area in Hokkaido, accounting for about 12% of the total agricultural land in Japan. This vast, open land of Tokachi offers a wide variety of wonderful experiences, especially for those who love nature and driving.
Guided Picnic Tour at a Farm! Harvest Seasonal Local Vegetables of Tokachi and Taste Them Outside in the Fields
"Itadakimasu!" This is a very common phrase to say in Japan before starting to eat, to express one’s appreciation for the foods received. However, it is unusual to say “Itadakimasu” in the middle of a farming field. The “Tokachi Farm Picnic” tour offers you such an extraordinary experience. Would you like to pick your own vegetables and eat them fresh while still outside?
Enjoy the luxury experience of raclette cheese made with moor hot-spring water poured over Tokachi-grown ingredients
In Hokkaido, located at the northernmost tip of Japan, there is a unique local cheese made with hot-spring water. The name of the cheese is Tokachi Raclette Cheese Moor Wash, which is washed-rind cheese. Once you scrape off the bubbling, melted top layer of the raclette cheese onto fresh potatoes and other local vegetables, a delicious and luxury gourmet experience will amaze you! Let us explain the raclette cheese, which you must try when vising the Tokachi area.
Wholesome, natural foods and spectacular scenery on the northern farming plain of Tokachi
A vast plain with the largest farming area in Hokkaido, Tokachi is surrounded by the Hidaka Mountains to the west and the 2000-meter peaks of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group to the north. Tokachi’s geography makes it an ideal place to enjoy the scenic wilderness that Hokkaido is famous for. The long summer days at this northerly latitude are excellent for growing crops and raising livestock, and the soft, rich soil is filled with nutrients from volcanic ash. These natural conditions yield milk with high fat content that is excellent for making cheese. Tokachi produces the majority of the natural cheese made in Japan, and people come from all over the country and the world to sample the region’s bounty.