Special Activities in Ishikari 

There are many exciting  activities in Ishikari.

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Orchards
Orchards

The orchards are surrounded by mountains. The area is calm and peaceful.

Cherries
Cherries

In the summer, you can pick and eat fresh cherries to your heart's content.

Apples
Apples

The cute shapes are like bells.

Orchards
Orchards

The orchards are surrounded by mountains. The area is calm and peaceful.

SUP is an outdoor activity which is gaining popularity.

It will be carried out on the Hamamasu River which is surrounded by magnificent, beautiful, scenery.

How about trying SUP surrounded by beautiful and peaceful nature?

SUP is an outdoor activity which is gaining popularity.

SUP is an outdoor activity which is gaining popularity. It will be carried out on the Hamamasu River which is surrounded by magnificent, beautiful, scenery. This class is completely private, and by advance reservation only, so you can enjoy paddling in a relaxed atmosphere.

The area of Hamamasu, which is located on the coast and surrounded by mountains, is blessed with abundant harvests of fruit. Many of the orchards are famous for producing high quality fruit. Fruit picking is an activity for both kids and adults.

Japan Sea
Japan Sea

Ishikari City is located on the Japan Sea, and from land, you can see the clear horizon line with the prominent contrast between sky and sea.

Japan Sea
Japan Sea

The view is beautiful and unique in each season. Especially, the sunset is spectacular.

Mizubasyo
Mizubasyo

The English name for the mizubasyo is Asian skunk-cabbage. It begins to bloom when snow starts to melt.

Japan Sea
Japan Sea

Ishikari City is located on the Japan Sea, and from land, you can see the clear horizon line with the prominent contrast between sky and sea.

The Ishikari area is famous for the Ishikari River, Japan sea, and beautiful mountains. Every season has its unique and special characterisitc. In Spring, gorgeous cherry blossoms bloom to announce that the long winter has ended. In summer, people go swimming and camping at the spectacular beaches. Autumn is harvest time, the season of delicious fruits and vegetables. Sledding, snowball fights, making snowmanーplaying in the snow is fun in the long winter. In each season, we can introduce you to the beautiful nature!!

Nagano Store
Nagano Store

This store was built by Tokutaro Nagano who operated kimono business.

Benten-Sha (Benten Shrine)
Benten-Sha (Benten Shrine)

This shrine was built by a vassal who was dispatched by Matsumae domain about 300 years ago.

Replicas of Old Cans
Replicas of Old Cans

The first canning factory of Japan was established in 1877 in Ishikari.

Nagano Store
Nagano Store

This store was built by Tokutaro Nagano who operated kimono business.

Ishikari has noteworthy historical and cultural sites. During the Edo period (17th-19th centuries), Ishikari was the center of the salmon fishery industry. The area was the location of the main trading post between the Ainu (the indigenous people of Hokkaido). There are also old shrines, temples, and museums where you can find records of salmon fishery and learn of Ishikari's cultural history.

In summer, cherry tometoes become red and sweet.

Cherry tometoes grow in bunches!

Rice Harvest
Rice Harvest

Autumn is the season to harvest the golden ears of rice.

In summer, cherry tometoes become red and sweet.

Agriculture is an important industry in Ishikari. The environment is favorable for farming. As soon as the snow starts to thaw, farmers begin working in the fields, where numorous kinds of crops such as rice, tomato, cucumber eggplant, potato, beans and broccoli are produced. You can try harvesting and tasting  the fresh vegetables!!

Restaurant Nihonkai
Restaurant Nihonkai

Nihonkai is located right on the Japan Sea, and they serve fresh seafood!

Restaurant Nihonkai
Restaurant Nihonkai

Kaisendon, a large bowl of rice topped with fresh seafood, is the most popular dish.

Cafe Tokumitsu Coffee
Cafe Tokumitsu Coffee

Coffee goes well with confectionaries.

Restaurant Nihonkai
Restaurant Nihonkai

Nihonkai is located right on the Japan Sea, and they serve fresh seafood!

Ishikari has cozy cafes and restaurants, many of which use local fish, meats, and vegetables. Some cafes have ocean views, making your coffee stop a luxurious and relaxing time. Some restaurants serve Ishikari-nabe, a delicious local hot pot dish. Ishikari is full of delightful foods for you to try!!

Recommended Programs

​Ishikari Culture Walk

Ishikari Nature  Walk with Picnic Lunch

 

Ishikari Nature  & Culture Walk

​Ishikari Culture Walk & Local Izakaya

​Ishikari Nature Walk & Local Izakaya

Tomato Picking

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

Honey Garden Tour

Seaside Snowshoeing

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