HIMAWARI Yuhi road (Sunflower Sunset Road) area

Breathtaking sunflower field & Magnificent sunset over the sea.

Magnificent sunset spots around seaside are best explored on a self-drive road trip. Enjoy the rich variety of fresh seasonal seafood of the region, and don’t forget to visit the massive sunflower field with around 1.5 million sunflowers during summer.

HIMAWARI Yuhi road area

Himawari soft ice cream (Sunflower soft-serve ice cream)

Himawari soft ice cream (Sunflower soft-serve ice cream)

Sunflower soft-serve ice cream (Himawari soft ice cream) is a well-known dessert of Roadside Station 'Sunflower Hokuryu'. Enjoy the delicious flavors of sunflower soft-serve ice cream topping with sunflower seeds.

Hokuryu Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Hokuryu Town

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Hokuryu Town

    Bus(Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 1hr 15min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 20min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr

Ishikari Nabe (Ishikari hot pot)

Ishikari Nabe (Ishikari hot pot)

Ishikari nabe is a traditional hot-pot dish, typical of the Ishikari, which combines salmon and vegetables in a miso broth. There are about 10 restaurants in Ishikari that can enjoy the most authentic Ishikari nabe.

Ishikari City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Ishikari

    Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 1hr

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Ishikari

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 10min

Nishinbattera (Herring Battera Pressed Sushi)

Nishinbattera (Herring Battera Pressed Sushi)

A well‐known product from seafood sushi izakaya ‘Ishikari Fumiichi’ inside roadside station 'Airodo Atsuda'. Battera pressed sushi is a type of pressed sushi made by stacking vinegar-pickled seafood (mackerel as normal). But here, you can find the popular battera pressed sushi which called Oyako(parent-and-child) battera with rare combination of Herring and herring roe.

Ishikari City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Ishikari

    Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 1hr

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Ishikari

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 10min

Jumbo Nama Chirashi

Jumbo Nama Chirashi

Jumbo nama chirashi (jumbo sashimi rice bowl) is popular dish that we can find at sushi restaurant ‘Matsukura’ in Mashike town. The giant sashimi rice bowl with large helping of fresh sashimi is very popular.

Mashike Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Mashike Terminal

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 15min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 40min

Rumoi hamayaki (Rumoi-style seashore barbecue)

Rumoi hamayaki (Rumoi-style seashore barbecue)

While summer leisure in Hokkaido may play host to Genghis Khan (Japanese Barbecued Lamb) and barbecue party under the blue sky. In Rumoi city, Rumoi hamayaki (Rumoi-style seashore barbecue) is a style of charcoal grill which meat, vegetables and seasonal seafood which is unique to Rumoi. You can reserve the barbecue ingredients in advance.

Rumoi City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 1hr 30min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    Bus (Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 2hr

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 40min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 30min

Freshly baked pie by Sannasubi

Freshly baked pie by Sannasubi

Pie bakery 'Sannasubi’ provides okashi (snack) made by Hokkaido's integration. The varieties of apple of handmade apple pie change seasonally.

Rumoi City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 1hr 30min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    Bus (Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 2hr

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 40min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 30min

Sunset from Afun Inari Shrine

Sunset from Afun Inari Shrine

Sunset spot Afun Inari Shrine is the filming locations of Takakura Ken's movie - Station (eki). If you're lucky, you can see a beautiful sunset behind the Torii gate twice time a year.

Mashike Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Mashike Terminal

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 15min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 40min

Reuke Ranch

Reuke Ranch

Reuke Ranch is a municipal ranch on a hill along the Sea of Japan, which is well-known for enjoying a great view. A wind farm with 10 aerogenerators conspicuous is formed. The best season to enjoy canola flower is May. Enjoy Delicious food in resthouse 'Kazenomieru Oka'.

Rumoi City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 1hr 30min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    Bus (Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 2hr

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 40min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 30min

Sunset from Umi no Furusato Kan 

Sunset from Umi no Furusato Kan 

Umi no Furusato Kan (Sea-Folk Museum), which is a historical museum situated on high ground, is one of most famous sunset spots. There are exhibits on how the Japan Sea was formed. Closed in winter.

Rumoi City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 1hr 30min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    Bus (Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 2hr

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 40min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 30min

Roadside Station Sunflower Hokuryu

Roadside Station Sunflower Hokuryu

Getting a taste of Hokuryu cuisine through dishes using Kurosengoku daizu (black bean) and Sunflower soft-serve ice cream (Himawari soft ice cream). Enjoy a relaxing onsen bath and shopping time in Hokuryu Onsen.

Hokuryu Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Hokuryu Town

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Hokuryu Town

    Bus(Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 1hr 15min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 20min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr

Hokuryu Onsen

Hokuryu Onsen

Onsen facility with sauna and outdoor bath which has been completely renovated and re-opened for your enjoyment in March,2018. The onsen is clean and comfortable that you can enjoy a relaxing moment to your heart's content.

Hokuryu Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Hokuryu Town

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Hokuryu Town

    Bus(Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 1hr 15min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 20min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr

RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL

RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL

Rising Sun Rock Festival is an annual summer rock festival held in Ishikari bay brings music lovers from all around Japan. You can enjoy the natural surroundings of Ishikari while jamming out to various popular Japanese rock bands.

Ishikari City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Ishikari

    Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 1hr

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Ishikari

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 10min

Salmon Factory

Salmon Factory

The Seafood outlet store & restaurant in Ishikari where is known as a town of salmon. Let’s buy salmon-processed items as souvenirs back home and enjoy your meal in restaurant on 2F.

Ishikari City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Ishikari

    Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 1hr

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Ishikari

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 10min

Former Maruichi Honma Residence

Former Maruichi Honma Residence

The most prosperous commercial estate of Maruichi Honma Shoten, which shows how Honma family riding the wave of a boom in the herring industry, they was able to expand into household goods, fishing wares, shipping and sake brewing, and with each additional venture came another addition to their home to accommodate the growth. This luxurious traditional townhouse is now open to the general public.

Mashike Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Mashike Terminal

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 15min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 40min

Mashike Itsukushima Shrine

Mashike Itsukushima Shrine

Masuke Itsukushima shrine also known as "sculpture shrine", which is built by shrine carpenter from Niigata used zelkova serrata in Meiji era. The group of Ema (wooden wishing plaques) which is designated as tangible cultural asset of Hokkaido are must-sees.

Mashike Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Mashike Terminal

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 15min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Mashike Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 40min

Access

Asahikawa
airport
Okatama
airport
New chitose
airport
New Chitose Airport
  • Haneda
    Airport
    New Chitose
    Airport

    Approx. 1hr 30min

Asahikawa Airport
  • Haneda
    Airport
    Asahikawa
    Airport

    Approx. 1hr 40min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Asahikawa
    Ekimae

    Approx. 30min

Rumoi City
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Rumoi

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 3hr

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 1hr 30min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Rumoi
    Station

    Bus (Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 2hr

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 40min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Rumoi
    City

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 30min

Mashike Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Mashike
    Terminal

    Highway Bus (Engan Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Mashike
    Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 15min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Mashike
    Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr 40min

Hokuryu Town
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Hokuryu Town

    Highway Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 2hr 20min

  • Asahikawa
    Station
    Hokuryu Town

    Bus(Jointly operated by Engan Bus and Dohoku Bus)
    Approx. 1hr 15min

  • Asahikawa
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 20min

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Hokuryu Town

    Rental car
    Approx. 2hr

Ishikari city
  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Sapporo
    Station

    JR
    Approx. 40min

  • Sapporo
    Ekimae
    Ishikari

    Bus(Chuo Bus)
    Approx. 1hr

  • New Chitose
    Airport
    Ishikari

    Rental car
    Approx. 1hr 10min