To Nakashibetsu Area in Eastern Hokkaido -2019 Summer Season - Events
[Rausu-cho] Monday, April 15, 2019 to Tuesday, October 15
Shiretoko Cape Higuma Boat Cruise
A cruise to view brown bears inhabiting Shiretoko Peninsula from the sea. You can encounter wild brown bears with high probability, and you may even be able to see Steller's sea lions and white-tailed eagles. You can come close to the coastal line by a small boat operated by fisherman and receive an explanations about nature, flora and fauna, and fishing in Rausu by guides. The untouched natural scenery that can only be seen from the sea is impressive.
*Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 to Tuesday, October 15, ① 9:00 to 11: 30/ ② 14:00 to 16:30 (13:00 to 15:00 from September 16 to October 15) / ③ 5: 00 to 8: 00 (from September 1 to September 30 only)
*Venue: departure and arrival at Aidomari fishing port (Aidomari, Rausu-machi, Menashi-gun)
*Fee: 10,000 yen for adults, 5,000 yen for children under 11 years old, free for infants (Each tax included) ※ ③ is 13,000 yen for 2 or 3 people, 12,000 yen for 4 to 8 people, ※ Need to book in advance, Minimum number of participants count: 2 persons
*Parking: There is a parking space in Aidomari Fishing Port
*Inquiry: Shiretoko Rausu Lincle TEL: 0153-85-7604
*About 105 minutes / 86 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Shibetsu-cho] Saturday, August 3, 2019, Sunday, August 4
Shibetsu Town Festival "Mizu Kirari"
A festival themed "Appreciating and Protecting the Rich and Clear Water". In addition to performing traditional ceremonies and traditional performances, "Shibetsu International Aquatic Volleyball Championship" and "Big Tasting Event of Beef" are not to be missed. In addition, 1,000 fireworks will be launched on the night of the 4th. With the theme of light and sound fantasy, the wide starmine that spreads in the night sky is impressive!
*Date and time: [Part 1] Saturday, August 3, 2019 17: 00 to 21: 00 (The ceremony is held from 10: 00 ~), [Part 2] Sunday, August 4, 10: 00 to 16: 00, [Part 3] Sunday, August 4, 19: 00 ~
*Venue: Shibetsu Salmon Park Square (Kita 1 Nishi 6 -1 -1 -1, Shibetsu-cho, Shibetsu-gun), etc.
*Parking: About 300 car spaces
*Inquiry: Shibetsu Town Festival Mizu Kirari Executive Committee TEL 0153-82-2131
*About 30 minutes / 24 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Nakashibetsu-cho] Saturday, August 10, 2019, Sunday, August 11
The 63th "Nakashibetsu Summer Festival"
It is fantastic that about 6,000 lanterns that are said to be the best in Japan appear in the night sky. In addition to "Votive Lantern Yosakoi Festival" and "Bon Odori in Costumes", there are many events that you can enjoy in participation. Nakashibetsu-machi 's special attraction of summer "Daiheigen fireworks" is also scheduled for Friday, August 9th, the eve of the festival.
*Date and time: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9: 30 to 21: 00, Sunday, August 11, 10: 00 to 21: 00.
*Venue: Shirubetto Hiroba (in front of Nakashibetsu-cho Sogo Bunka Kaikan / Nakashibetsu-cho Higashi 2 Minami 3 -1 -1, Shibetsu-gun)
*Parking: 420 car spaces
*Inquiry: Nakashibetsu Festival Executive Committee (Inside the Nakashibetsu-machi Town Office) TEL 0153-73-3111
*About 10 minutes / 4.6 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Nemuro-shi] Saturday, August 31, 2019, Sunday, September 1
2019 Nemuro Crab Festival
An event where you can fully enjoy the rare Hanasaki crab caught near Nemuro. In addition to direct sales, you can enjoy Hanasaki crab well in various dishes such as "Grilled Crab", "Soup", and "Thick Crab Omelet" at the venue. "Kani-tori Battle Speed-Eating Contest" is a very popular corner that recruits participants on the day. Why don't you try?
*Date and time: Saturday, August 31, 2019 scheduled from 10: 00 to 17: 00 , Sunday, September 1, scheduled from 9: 00 to 15: 00.
*Venue: Nemuro Port Special Site (Kaigan-cho, Nemuro-shi)
*Parking: 200 car parking spaces
*Inquiry: Nemuro-shi Tourism association TEL 0153-24-3104
*About 100 minutes / 83 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Nakashibetsu-cho] Sunday, September 1, 2019
The 32th "Count Potato Festival & Fureai Plaza"
This will be the 32nd event this year. With the theme of "Dig! Eat! Play!", it will be held in conjunction with the harvest time of potato "Earl", which is the Local Specialty of Nakashibetsu-cho. In addition to the potato digging and horseback riding, there's the stage performance by children too. Anyone can enjoy regardless of age.
*Date and time: Sunday, September 1, 2019, 10: 00 to 15: 00
*Venue: Doritsu Yumenomori Park (2 -5 Kitanaka, Nakashibetsu-cho, Shibetsu-gun)
*Fee: Free ※ Potato digging advance ticket is 2,000 yen (including other benefits, tax included)
*Parking: About 200 car spaces
*Inquiry: Count Potatoes Festival & Fureai Plaza Executive Committee TEL 0153-72-3275 (JA Nakashibetsu)
*About 2 minutes / 0.9 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Betsukai-cho] Saturday, September 14, 2019, Sunday, September 15th
The 50th "Betsukaicho Industrial Festival"
Betsukai-cho is flourishing dairy farming, livestock farming and fishing area which is a treasure trove of food materials. At the gourmet fair a variety of delicious food such as local dairy products, beef, and seafood, will be gathered together. In "Horse Competition" which is held simultaneously, powerful horse races by cart horses and saddle horses will be seen. (Contents may change, please check the website for details)
*Date and time:Saturday, September 14, 2019, Sunday, September 15, scheduled from 10: 00 to 15: 00.
*Venue: Betsukai-choFarm Park (Betukai132, Betukaicho, Notsuke-gun)
*Fee: Free (You may need to apply for participation in attractions by phone in advance, need to inquire.)
*Parking: 2,000 car spaces
*Inquiry: Betsukai-cho Industrial Festival Executive Committee (Agricultural Administration Section, Betsukai-cho) TEL 0153-75-2111
*About 40 minutes / 29 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Nemuro-shi] Saturday, September 21, 2019, Sunday, September 22
The 27th "Nemuro Sanma Festival"
A great taste event that you can enjoy Pacific saury, the synonym for autumn in Nemuro to your heart's content. As it is known as "Toro Sanma", they sell freshly caught saury with plenty of fat on them at bargain price. At the venue, you can enjoy special dishes cooked by local mothers. In addition, you can enjoy Pacific saury grilled over charcoal fire at "Corner of Japanese‐style barbecue at wharf."
*Date and time: Saturday, September 21, 2019 12: 00 to 20: 00, Sunday, September 22, 9: 00 to 15: 00.
*Venue: Nemuro Port Special Site (Honcho 5-chome, Nemuro-shi)
*Parking: 500 car spaces
*Inquiry: Nemuro Sanma Festival Executive Committee (In Nemuro City Office Shoko Kanko Section) TEL 0153-23-6111
*About 100 minutes / 84 km from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport (Nemuro-shi Honmachi)
[Rausu-cho] Saturday, September 21, 2019, Sunday, September 22
Raisu Industry Festival, The 48th "Fishing Lamp Festival"
A festival to fully enjoy the autumn taste of Rausu. It is held every year in September, when the port comes to life, with the wish and appreciation of good catch. The free offering of "a bowl of salmon and salmon roe on rice", the on-site sale of seafood caught in Rausu, and the charity auction of autumn salmon are held, and many people visit from outside the town.
*Date and time: Saturday, September 21, 2019: 17: 00 to 20: 30, Sunday, September 22, 9: 00 to 14: 00.
*Venue: Rausu Fishing Port all-weather pier Special site (Kyoei-cho, Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun)
*Parking: About 150 car spaces
*Inquiry: Shiretoko Rausu-cho Tourism Association TEL 0153-87-3360
*About 75 minutes / 63 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Shibetsu-cho] (scheduled in) from late September 2019 to early October
The 55th "Shibetsu Akiaji Festival"
In Shibetsu-cho, which is known as "The birthplace of salmon culture", we will hold an event of salmon where you can enjoy salmon a lot. You can experience the sale of autumn salmon at fire-sale price and catching salmon with your hands. In addition to the free serving of salmon roe rice bowl (in a limited quantity), you will also find "Gourmet Yatai Village" where you can enjoy a variety of dishes using salmon.
*Date and time: Scheduled on Sunday from late September to early October, 10: 00 to 14: 30 * Autumn salmon sales 9: 30 to 11: 00
*Venue: Shibetsu Salmon Park Square (Kita 1 Nishi 6-1-1-1, Shibetsu-cho, Shibetsu-gun)
*Parking: 272 car spaces
*Inquiry: Shibetsu-cho Tourism association (in Shibetsu-cho Town Office) TEL 0153-82-2131
*About 30 minutes / 24 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
[Betsukai-cho] (scheduled in) Mid-October 2019
The 59th "Nishibetsu River Autumn Mackerel Festival"
An event to eat up "Nishibetsu Salmon" that was presented to the Edo shogunate. In addition to being able to enjoy Nishibetsu salmon, which is characterized by its thick and unique texture, you can enjoy it in local cuisine such as Kushiyaki and Chanchanyaki, as well as gourmet made with abundant local food material. Free attractions such as "Salmon Fishing Competition", "Catching Salmon with Your Hands" and "Salmon Derby" are also not to be missed.
*Date and time: Mid-October 2019: 10: 00 to 14: 00 (Salmon sales from 10: 00 ~)
*Venue: Special Site in front of Bekkai Shinko Handling Facility (1 -117 Honbekkai, Betsukai-cho, Notsuke-gun )
*Parking: About 500 car spaces
*Inquiry: Betsukaicho Tourism association TEL 0153-75-2111
*About 50 minutes / 41 km by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport