It is also the birthplace of singer-songwriter Chiharu Matsuyama, and the popular tourist facility [Roadside Station Ashoro Galaxy Hall 21] has "Matsuyama Chiharu Gallery" as well as restaurants and shops.
This is the state of Onneto and Yunotaki today.
The weather was great and it was a great location!
On April 7, the winter road closure on the road leading to the mysterious lake Onneto, a tourist attraction in Ashiyoro Town, was lifted. Today, Onneto is almost completely ice with some exceptions. Please ♪ come to Ashiyoro Town for GW
*Onneto takes about 45 minutes by car from the city center. The temperature is lower than in the city, so please come in warm clothes. There is no direct public transportation service to Onneto, so please come by rental car.
【Wood Candle Night 2023】
We would like to inform you that the video of the winter event [Wood Candle Night 2023] held in Ashiyoro Town on Saturday, January 28 has been uploaded to ♪ YouTube.
The video was produced by Amplage International Co., Ltd. (UPI), who cooperated with the event!
Please search for "Ashiyoro" and "Wood Candle Night" on YouTube and take a look!
What kind of place is Ashorocho?
We will introduce plenty of attractions and sightseeing spots of Ashiyoro Town to everyone who watches the Cool Japan Video, so thank you!
Ashiyoro Town is the largest town and village in Japan in the northeastern part of Tokachi Japan and boasts the largest area.
Forestry and agriculture are thriving, and about 80% of the town's area is forested.
The population is about 6,500.
Basically, you will travel by car in the town, and access by car from major cities in Hokkaido will be as follows.
・About 1 hour by car from Obihiro
・About one and a half hours by car from Kushiro
・About one and a half hours by car from Kitami
・About 3 and a half hours by car from Sapporo
・About 3 and a half hours by car from Asahikawa
One of the popular tourist spots in Ashiyoro Town is "Ashoro Galaxy Hall 21" in the center of Ashiyoro Town.
This station was originally built as an ashiyoro station on the Hokkaido Chihoku Kogen Railway "Furusato Galaxy Line" and was registered as a roadside station in 2004, but after the "Furusato Galaxy Line" was closed in 2006, it was reopened in 2011 and became its current appearance.
In the facility, the tracks and trains used for 95 years are reproduced by making use of the original platform.
In addition, Ashiyoro Town is the birthplace of singer-songwriter Chiharu Matsuyama, and the "Chiharu Matsuyama Gallery" in the facility is decorated with her favorite guitar and stage costumes.
For those who want to enjoy sightseeing spots surrounded by the great nature of Ashiyoro Town, "Onneto" is recommended.
Onneto is a lake with a circumference of 2.5 km to the west of Akan-Mashu National Park, and was formed by the eruption of Mt. Meakan about 2,000 years ago.
Since the color of the lake surface changes depending on the season, weather, and where you see it, it is also called "Goshikinuma" and "Mysterious Lake".
* It takes about 50 minutes by car from Ashiyoro town center.
* During the winter period (December ~ April), the road leading to the lake is closed and vehicles are not allowed to pass. For details, please see the website of the Ashoro Tourism Association.
Finally, we will introduce popular events in Ashiyoro Town.
The "Ashiyoro Furusato Bon Odori Ryogoku Fireworks Festival" held every August is the largest event in the town where 8,000 fireworks brightly dye the night sky of Ashiyoro (* In 2022, only fireworks were launched).
When sightseeing in Hokkaido, please come to Ashiyoro Town.
The Japan largest town with untouched nature awaits you with the best hospitality.
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