Southern Sorachi Region in Hokkaido Green Tourism

Approximately one hour from Sapporo · Chitose Airport South Sorachi experience tour

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【End】let’s enjoy a winter walk in Satoyama to our heart’s delight!

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Let’s take a walk in snowshoes over powder snow in the Japanese Satoyama countryside.
You will see lots of animal footprints in the snow. It’s fun to follow the footprints of rabbits,
roll down the slope of fluffy fresh snow, or traverse deep into the wetland and forest areas
that cannot be entered during the summer.

You will be accompanied by our full-service instructor.

Have a famous “Kuriyama Ham-burger”for lunch!
It is a very popular burger with large pieces of juicy bacon and additive-free pork sausage.

In the afternoon, you will visit a traditional Japanese sake maker, the Kobayashi Sake Brewery,which has been in business for 130 years.
You can enjoy Japanese free sake tasting.
Sake lovers cannot miss it! At the end of the tour, enjoy hot spring bathing and warm your chilled body.

You can also enjoy an outdoor bath.


Tour date

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Start and end of the tour

Free shuttle-bus service
・8:00 am Depart from the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station
・7:00 pm Arrive back at the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station

Tour limit

25 participants (minimum 20 participants required for the tour)

Age of participants

18 years or older.

Tour cost

5,000 yen per person (tax included)


Please supply participant’s name, age, phone number, and email address on the application form, and submit it by telephone, facsimile, email or postal mail. We will contact you by return. We will stop accepting applications when the tour limit has been reached.

Dead line for applications

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tour Planning & Implementation:

Shoudai Green Tourism, LLC, Travel Agent No. 3-680 approved by Governor of Hokkaido

Apply to

Uenbetsu School NPO. It is closed on Tuesday.

Contact us

Shoudai Green Tourism Limited Liability Company(LLC).



Uenbetsu, Kuriyama-cho, Yubari-gun


・8:00 am/Depart from the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station by chartered bus

・9:30 ‒ 10:00 am/Arrive at Hasanbetsu for reception

・10:00 am ‒ 12:30 pm/Snowshoeing (tea time with sweets)

・12:30 ‒ 1:40 pm/Lunch:Kuriyama Ham-burgers
〈Move by chartered bus〉

・2:00 ‒ 3:00 pm/Visit the Kobayashi Residence

・3:00 ‒ 3:30 pm/Visit the Kobayashi Sake Brewery

・3:30 ‒ 4:00 pm/Visit the Kobayashi Sake Brewery Museum (shopping)
〈Move by chartered bus〉

・4:00 ‒ 5:30 pm/Hot spring bathing at Hotel Paradise Hills (face and bath towels provided)

・5:30 ‒ 7:00 pm/Arrive back at the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station

Please note that photos may be taken of your activities on the day of the tour and shown on our website.

What to bring

・A jacket and pants for cold weather
・Warm winter gloves/mittens
・A winter hat/cap
・Sunglasses Towel and a change of clothes (as you are sure to sweat during the tour)

The Kobayashi Sake Brewery

The Kobayashi Sake Brewery is an established brewery founded in 1878; it is representative of Hokkaido.
Its founder, Yonesaburo Kobayashi, had the ambition of making Hokkaido famous for its sake, so he created the brand‘Kita no Nishiki,’which means“northern brocade.” On the premises covering 3.3 hectares are as many as 18 warehouses and buildings built of brick and Sapporo soft stone in Western-style architecture.
―Thirteen of them including warehouses and a residence are listed as national tangible cultural assets.
You can enjoy sake tasting as well as shopping there.

Southern Sorachi Area

Southern Sorachi is blessed with vast agricultural land, and the people here live surrounded by abundant nature and farmland as well as snow in winter.
The region is adjacent to the economic zone of Hokkaido.
In the past, Southern Sorachi had a thriving coal industry and a developed railway network.
The region’s culture and tradition has been cultivated over time.
Southern Sorachi is attractive, not with something special but with the rustic daily life people have built here to date, which can be called“authentic Hokkaido.”



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December 22nd, 2017 | Category: Events information»Nature