Trip with a Rent a Car in Obihiro city: Perfect for a girls' day out! A tour of famous spots in Obihiro
What we'll do
Rokkaen no Mori that features flowers in full bloom from season to season is a park that spreads out like something out of a picture book. The wild plants depicted on the wrapping paper used by Hokkaido's long standing confectionery shop Rokkatei reproduce the appearance of the park. Kofuku Station that is famous for being sacred for couples has been loved for many years as a station brimming with the smiles of the people that visit it. Ikeda Wine Castle is a grape and wine research facility with displays on the manufacturing process that surrounds Tokachi wine, and you can also enjoy free tastings. Once you get hungry, try heading to the food stall district Kita no Yatai that is overflowing with passion where you can enjoy Obihiro's local cuisine that is both fresh and affordable.
We can meet here, at the Toyota Rent a Car Obihiro Airport.
From Obihiro Airport, 5-minute walk on Route 109.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or bus are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
1Rokkaen no Mori
There is a sweets shop in Hokkaido called Rokkatei known for its lovely wrapping paper. Rokka no Mori was created with the hope of making a forest full of the flowers drawn on this wrapping paper. Within the vast park grounds of 100,000 square hectares, a variety of Hokkaido's wildflowers bloom. Among these, six kinds of flowers called the tokachi rokka are especially prominent. With the Asian fawn lilies at the beginning of spring and the royal blue gentians that bloom in fall, visitors can enjoy the colors of each of the four seasons here. The park is also dotted with ancient Croatian folk houses and galleries that were dismantled and reconstructed. At the Sakamoto Naoyuki Memorial Hall, visitors can observe the works of Sakamoto Naoyuki, the painter who drew the famed flower-patterned wrapping paper. This is a charming spot where one can feel art and nature in a relaxed atmosphere. *Operating period: late April through mid-October *Depending on the state of the plants, the operating period may be shortened by approximately one week.
Kofuku Station is a station along the former national railway Hiroo Line in Kofuku-cho, Obihiro City, Hokkaido. Kofuku Station and the nearby Aikoku Station are both said to be sacred places for lovers, and this stretch of railway was given the catchphrase "ai no kuni kara koufuku he," which uses the characters from the stations (愛国 and 幸福) and literally means "from the country of love to happiness." The ticket from Aikoku Station to Kofuku Station has been popular among tourists since sales first started, and it has held the position of the number one souvenir item for the area without competition for around 40 years. Nearby the station there is a water fountain called Ai no Izumi, which translates to "spring of love," and tree called Koufuku no Ki, which means "tree of happiness," both of which are popular with couples. In addition, the diesel cars and wooden platforms have been preserved in their original state, so visitors can enjoy feeling as if they slipped back through time. This is a place sure to make anyone smile, so don't hesitate to visit with family or a significant other.
3Ikeda Wine Castle
Ikeda Wine Castle is a spot where visitors can enjoy Tokachi wine, the pride of the local region. The official name of the establishment is Ikeda-cho Grapes and Grape Wine Research Institute, but it is said to look like a European castle from the Middle Ages, so when someone started calling it Ikeda Wine Castle, the name stuck. Within this wine castle is an observation course that starts right in front on the first floor, and visitors can roam freely from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the eastern side of the castle, there is a wine factory where the wine bottling process can be seen. The wine castle has a variety of things to enjoy, including the underground fermentation room where the wine sleeps quietly in old vintage or French oak barrels, the shopping area on the first floor where Tokachi wine and other Ikeda-cho special products are sold, and a restaurant on the fourth floor. *From October 7, 2019 through late April 2020, the facility is closed for renovations.
4Kita no Yatai
Kita no Yatai is a collection of food stands in Obihiro City in the middle of Tokatsu Heiya, Hokkaido. Around 20 individual stalls are lined up on a street called Ikinuki-dori, and all sorts of food including yakitori, kushiyaki, izakaya bars, French food, Chinese food, Korean food, obanzai cooking, and more can be found here. This is a space where visitors can taste a variety of foods that use ingredients only found in Tokatsu while interacting with both other patrons and shopkeepers. Don't miss out on Tokatsu's delicious cuisine and the hospitality of the local people at Kita no Yatai.