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.
Indulging in food and spectacular sceneries in Tokachi, the farming frontier of Japan!
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.