Obihiro is a city founded by Banseisha, which are the colonial settlers from Shizuoka Prefecture in central Honshū. Obihiro is located between the mountain ranges of Hidaka and Daisetsuzan that provides a backdrop to a perfect nature getaway. No matter if you are a solo traveller or with a group, the city of Obihiro definitely should be on your bucket list.
Tokachi-Obihiro Airport is the main airport serving the Obihiro region in Japan. This airport is located in the farming area of Tokachi, which is approximately 25km from the centre of Obihiro city. The aircraft-wing-like airport serves flights only from Tokyo-Haneda and occasionally Nagoya. Two of the airlines that operate to and from this airport is Air Do and Japan Airlines. This airport is equipped with facilities such as Wi-Fi connection, cafes, lockers and many other amenities for the comfort of passengers. Travelling to the city centre is relatively easy because there are connecting buses available at the airport. You can purchase the tickets at the ticket vending machine in the terminal. There are also taxis and rental car service available.
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The average temperatures in Obihiro can vary drastically. The temperature is cold for half of the year. Even though the cold weather is not that cold, if you’re looking for the verywarmesttime to visit Obihiro, the hottest months are August, July, and then September where the temperature can reach up to 27.7°C. The occurrence of rain is possible at any time. However, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Obihiro are January, February, and then March. It is also most likely to snow in, especially close to early to mid-March. The busiest month for tourism in Obihiro, Japan is in January, followed by March and April. Therefore, you might want to skip these months and visit in December, as it is cheaper during this month.
Kofuku Station - One of the most iconic sites in Obihiro is the Kofuku Station. Many magazines have labelled this station as the most romantic train station in Japan and its reputation has also made this station a background of many TV shows. Kofuku directly translates to 'happiness' and now is commonly visited, especially by couples, as it is a romantic spot. Be sure to visit this station with your loved one and buy a ticket to stick on the wall of the station. To get to this location from Obihiro station, walk to the bus stationand look for platform 11 and get off atKofuku station. From there you’ll have to walk approximately 300 meters.
Lake Shikaribetsu - This Lake is part of the famous Daisetsu-zan National Park, which is a must-visit destination for those who love nature. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can hop on the canoe and experience the lake from a whole new perspective. There is also a hot balloon ride available if you would like to view the scenery from up high. To end the day, you can unwind in the Tokachi hot springs.
Banei Horse Race - Obihiro is famous for its horse races and horses was also used as a form of transportation back in the past. You can visit the horse farms in the Obihiro area and sign up for a horse riding session. If you are visiting during the winter, you will be able to watch the horse race, which is considered as a cultural event here. You can also visit the Obihiro Horse Museum, which is dedicated to everything related to the horse. The entry to this museum is free.