Tarumae Garo (Tomakomai City) is a shallow gorge running through the forest at the base of Mt. Tarumae. On both sides of the stream are big rocks vertica, created by the erosion of the stream over a long period. Green moss grows on the rocks, and it makes for a splendid and unique landscape. In June, when the forest gets green after winter, the sunlight reaches the stream, and it’s a beautiful sight. Hokkaido’s brown bear, or Higuma, live there. Visitors should wear a bell to alert the bears of their presence so the bears can leave. Also, people shouldn’t go there in the early morning or at sunset.