URAKAWA

URAKAWA

Ranch amongst the hills and the sea

TONGARI ROAD

URAKAWA,SAMANI,ERIMO,HIROO

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Urakawa is the hometown of Yushun, the famous racehorse. There are about 200 racehorse ranches and more than 3,000 thoroughbreds living in Urakawa.
Every spring, you get to see the loving sight of “Tonekko (foals only less than a year old)” snuggling up with their Moms everywhere.
Another great attraction of Urakawa is “Yushun Sakura Road”, a continuous row of cherry blossom trees that extends for about 3km. It is a popular spot for both locals and tourists to visit every year to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

Sightseeing Spot

  • Yushun Sakura Road
    141-40 Nishicha, Urakawa
    0146-26-9014

    Urakawa Town Hall Commerce and Tourism Division

    From the entrance of "Yushun no sato" Park, more than 1,000 Ezoyama cherry blossom trees line up for approximately 3km. When it is in full bloom, a delightful cherry blossom tunnel appears. The best season to experience full bloom is from the beginning of May. Many locals and visitors enjoy the Urakawa Sakura Festival and the illumination of the cherry blossoms in the evenings.
  • JRA Hidaka breeding ranch
    535-13 Nishicha, Urakawa
    0146-28-1211

    JRA Hidaka Farm General Affairs Division
    9:3016:30Except Sat/Sun/Holidays

    A world-class racehorse training facility of the JRA (Japan Racing Association). The 1,500 hectare property, which is almost the same size as Shibuya Ward in Tokyo, boasts a cherry blossom tree that is over 100 years old. The guided tour in the summer is very popular and highly recommended.
  • Lupinus Hill
    10 Shiomicho, Urakawa(Behind the Urakawa Family Sports Center)
    0146-26-9014

    Urakawa Town Hall Commerce and Tourism Division

    Lupinus bloom in early summer, cosmos blooms in autumn, and from the hill, you can get an amazing panoramic view of both the harbor and the cityscape of Urakawa. After August as the sun sets, squid fishing boats catch the last rays of the sun as they bustle to the port one after another. That is the popular sight of the lively port town "Urakawa".
  • Pan Paka Pan (Bakery)
    1-1-1 Sakaimachihigashi, Urakawa
    0146-22-4595
    Pan Paka Pan offers freshly baked breads made with local seasonal vegetable and other ingredients. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean along with the delicious and delicate oven fresh bread. Especially in the summer, the best spot is the outdoor seating by the ocean (Indoor seats are also available). Soup and coffee make for the perfect accompaniment for the bread.
  • Daikokuza
    2-18 Odori, Urakawa
    0149-22-2149
    Founded in 1918, it was the only movie theater in the Hidaka area. It was renovated and reopened as a quaint mini theater in 1994. This movie theater is filled with the passion of the owner and supporters who convey the splendor of movies.
    https://www.daikokuza.com/
  • Former Urakawa Church
    15 Ogihushicho, Urakawa
    0146-26-3043
    The church was the base of Akashinsha worship, a Christian pioneer who settled in Urakawa. The current building was renovated in 1985, but its appearance inherits the characteristic triangular roof.
  • Kosazuke Jizo
    109 Toei, Urakawa
    0146-26-9014

    Urakawa Town Hall Commerce and Tourism Division

    Jizos are believed to be the guardians of children and travelers, and can be found all over Japan. This Kosazuke Jizo, adorned with a red hood, is holding a baby with a child next to him. It is believed that stroking his head 3 times is good luck for conception. It was made popular in an essay by writer Aiko Sato, and became a well-known destination for hopeful parents to visit from all over the country.
  • Suimeibashi Park
    Kamikineusu, Urakawa
    0146-26-9014

    Urakawa Town Hall Commerce and Tourism Division

    Located along National Route 236, Suimeibashi Park is famous for its ultra-soft natural water drawn from the Hidaka Mountains. The best time to enjoy Suimeibashi Park is from early May to early November. In the fall, the surrounding area is known as the "Goshiki (five colors) Valley" because you can enjoy the autumn leaves in five different colors.

Experiences

Steller’s and White-tailed Sea Eagle Watching
Early November - Late January
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Short-term horseback riding program in Urakawa
All year around except Golden Week (holidays in early May), July to September, and New year holidays (around 12/30-1/3)
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泊まる

ゲストハウスまさご
GUEST HOUSE Masago
Other
11-1 Sakaimachi Higashi 1-chome, Urakawa
0146-22-2645
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Hotel East (ホテルイースト)
Business hotel
浦河町堺町東1丁目7-22
0146-22-8811
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Shogetsu Ryokan (昇月旅館)
Traditional lodging
11 Odori 4-chome, Urakawa
0146-22-2238
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Chuo Ryokan (中央旅館)
Traditional lodging
13 Odori 2-chome, Urakawa
0146-22-2026
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Kimura Ryokan (きむら旅館)
Traditional lodging
Nishi Horobetsu, Urakawa
0146-28-2311
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Yoshidaya Ryokan (吉田屋旅館)
Traditional lodging
6 Ogihushi-cho, Urakawa
0146-25-2131
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Hakuyokan (柏陽館)
Other
352 Nobuka, Urakawa
0146-27-4544
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