Tsurunuma (Urausu Town) is a road station on route 275 in the countryside, about 65 kilometers north of Sapporo. When driving to the northern part of Hokkaido from Sapporo, this might be a good spot to take your first rest. Tsurunuma Park is near this road station. ’Tsuru’ stands for crane (bird), and ‘numa’ means marsh. At the shop, tofu is popular, and also other foods featuring tofu. Their tofu uses soy beans produced in Urausu. Atsuage, which is thickly sliced, deep fried tofu, is especially popular. Ice cream with tofu is unique too.