machiga-yado.15-minute drive from Memanbetsu Airport.

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About Bihoro

Bihoro is an inland town located in the eastern area of Hokkaido, about 30km from the Sea of Okhotsk. It has a population of approximately19,000, and agriculture is its key industry. The origin of the name, “Bihoro” is an Ainu expression, “Pi Poro.” It means “a large place with plenty of water”, namely referring to the abundance of water brought by merging clear streams. Particularly, Bihoro River rises from Bihoro Pass and brings many natural blessings as the “Mother River.” Bihoro is teemed with rich water, forests and natural beauty. Bihoro Pass, which connects Bihoro Town and Teshikaga Town, welcomes more than 700 thousand visitors and is known to for its unmatched view. Bihoro Town is located in a 15-minute drive from Memanbetsu Airport, which is a symbolic airport in the Okhotsk area serving many tourists inside and outside Hokkaido. Bihoro thrives with agriculture and is especially known for growing beets, wheat, potatoes, onions and beans. Vast crop fields are unique to Hokkaido, and they present different sceneries as the seasons progress, from potato flowers and wheat ears in the early summer, to harvest around the fall. In recent years, the number of cafés and local businesses has been increasing. Younger generations are actively involved in the continuous development of the town.

Airplane

  • Tokyo (Haneda Airport)
    Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes
    Memanbetsu Airport
    Approx. 15-minute drive
    Bihoro Town
  • Sapporo (Shinchitose Airport)
    Approx. 45 minutes
    Memanbetsu Airport
    Approx. 15-minute drive
    Bihoro Town
  • Osaka(Kansai Airport)
    Approx. 2 hour 5 minutes
    Memanbetsu Airport
    Approx. 15-minute drive
    Bihoro Town
  • Nagoya(Chubu Airport)
    Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes
    Memanbetsu Airport
    Approx. 15-minute drive
    Bihoro Town

JR

  • Sapporo Station
    Approx. 5 hours by Limited Express Okhotsk
    Bihoro Station(2 round trips/day)
  • Asahikawa Station
    Approx. 3 hours 15 minutes by Limited Express Taisetsu
    Bihoro Station(2 round trips/day)
  • Abashiri Station
    Approx. 30 minutes
    Bihoro Station
  • Kitami Station
    Approx. 30 minutes
    Bihoro Station
  • Kushiro Station
    Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
    Bihoro Station
  • Shiretokoshari Station
    Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
    Bihoro Station

Inter-city bus

  • Sapporo Station
    Approx. 5 hours 10 minutes by Dreamint Okhotsk
    Bihoro Sation Bus Terminal(9 round trips/day)
  • Sapporo Station
    Approx. 6 hours by Chitose Okhotsk Express
    Bihoro Sation Bus Terminal(1 round trip/day)

Car

  • Sapporo
    Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
    Bihoro
  • Asahikawa
    Approx. 3 hours
    Bihoro
  • Nemuro
    Approx. 3 hours
    Bihoro
  • Obihiro
    Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes
    Bihoro
  • Abashiri
    Approx. 40 minutes
    Bihoro
  • Kitami
    Approx. 40 minutes
    Bihoro
  • Kushiro
    Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes
    Bihoro
  • World Natural Heritage “Shiretoko”
    Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
    Bihoro