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CONTENTS 01

EASTERNCOUNTRY SIDEHOKKAIDO

Wonderland Activities in “Countryside”

What makes your journey more valuable is to expose yourself to the atmosphere and lifestyle of that place. Eastern Hokkaido is a leading area of Japan's upland cropping and dairy farming, so you will find not only the nature but also croplands and ranches everywhere you go. With a background of the industry and its climate, a unique lifestyle was established here. Let’s try farming and cooking to experience the daily life and the traditional cuisines which have been passed on since ancient times.

CONTENTS 02

EASTERNDAIRY EXPERIENCEHOKKAIDO

Dairy Farming

Hokkaido accounts for 50% Japan's domestic raw milk production, and the most of the production relies on eastern Hokkaido. Here we offer different kinds of tours to experience the dairy farming such as milking and making butter from fresh milk. It's nothing like other ordinary interactive tours to a ranch prepared for visitors. This tour was first started by ranch owners with the purpose to show how milk is produced in a real and current way of dairy farming through feeding, milking, and cleaning.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Aakan・Mashu Countryside Watanabe Experience Farm Dairy experience
Cooking experience
Akan
Mashu
  WEB
Nemuro・Nakashibetsu Countryside ushiyado Dairy experience
Cooking experience
Nakashibetsu   WEB
Tokachi Countryside Country Farmers Fujita Farm Dairy experience
Cooking experience
Shikaoi   WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 03

EASTERNFARM EXPERIENCEHOKKAIDO

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Upland Cropping

Utilizing the vast land, large-scale farming is one of the major industries in eastern Hokkaido; especially Tokachi area is called "Treasure Trove of Food." It's usually not allowed for visitors to enter farms, but here they provide guided tours in a farm. In the tours, you can learn about farming and food culture in eastern Hokkaido through walking around and eating vegetables freshly produced in the farm. There're also interactive tours that you can actually harvest seasonal vegetables such as potatoes and corns, or that you can enjoy fruit-picking.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Okhotsk・Sounkyo Countryside オホーツク農山漁村活用体験型ツーリズム推進協議会 Cooking experience
Farm experience
Abashiri English
Chinese
WEB
Tokachi Countryside Itadakimasu Company Farm experience Tokachi   WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 04

EASTERNCUISINEHOKKAIDO

写真提供:カントリーファーマーズ藤田牧場

Cooking

Cuisine in eastern Hokkaido has some unique features which have been brought by a fusion of its locally produced ingredients and lifestyle in northern country. For those who would like to try the local cuisine, various cooking tours have been arranged: soba noodles using buckwheat flour, tofu made from soybeans and bittern, pickles, soup, rice dish, and more. One of the most popular programs is making butter and ice cream using its locally produced fresh milk.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Aakan・Mashu Countryside Watanabe Experience Farm Dairy experience
Cooking experience
Akan
Mashu
  WEB
Okhotsk・Sounkyo Countryside オホーツク農山漁村活用体験型ツーリズム推進協議会 Cooking experience
Farm experience
Abashiri English
Chinese
WEB
Nemuro・Nakashibetsu Countryside ushiyado Dairy experience
Cooking experience
Nakashibetsu   WEB
Tokachi Countryside Country Farmers Fujita Farm Dairy experience
Cooking experience
Shikaoi   WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo