* Hokkaido Travel Tips的部落格

*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



男山酒造資料館 / Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum


Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum (Asahikawa City) exhibits materials and information related to Japanese sake. Visitors can learn about 'Otokoyama' in particular, which was first created in the 17th century. In the brewing season, there is a tour around the factory. A movie introducing the process of brewing is available anytime. At a Japanese garden in front of the building, there is a spring of natural, pure water which is used for the sake. You are allowed to have a drink from the spring throughout the year, but large amounts of water cannot be taken away. This water is called Long Health Life Water.



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.

Sunflower 北龍 / Sunflower Hokuryu

Sunflower 北龍(位於北龍町)是位在國道275號沿線上的道路休息站。兩隻龍如同守護神般佇立在此。在那個後面有荷蘭風的建築物,以和洋混風的獨特的道路休息站而廣為人知。北龍町以廣闊的向日葵花田而著名。商店裡有販賣使用向日葵花種子的點心等各式各樣的相關商品。並設的溫泉裡也有向日葵湯池。

Sunflower Hokuryu (Hokuryu Town) is a road station on route 275. Two big dragons stand guard at the front gate. This is a nod to the name of the town; ‘hoku’ stands for the north, and ‘ryu’ means dragon. Originally ‘ryu’ comes from a word in Ainu language, which means cormorant in English. Behind the huge gate, there is big, western style building. This road station is known for it’s eclectic blend of Japanese (Eastern) and Western styles. As this town is well-known for its sunflowers, the shop sells many products using them. At the onsen in the building, there is a bath infused with sunflower.