Regions in Hiyama
Esashi Town - a place associated with the Boshin War and to which the spirit of adventure at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate can be traced. Traditions that have been handed down since the Edo period remain alive here.
Kaminokuni Town - a place conveying the history of medieval Hokkaido. The castle ruins that served as the base for prosperity of the Matsumae Domain reveal the mood of that time.
Assabu Town - a place surrounded by primeval forests that have survived since the Edo period. Spend some time in the woods to savor a truly slow life.
Otobe Town - a place where wajin (mainland Japanese) first settled. The Grand Canyon of the East keeps watch over the sea filled with nature's blessings.
Okushiri Town - a place where food of luxurious gastronomic excellence such as sea urchin and abalone can be enjoyed. Surrender yourself to the gentle flow of island time.
Imakane Town - a place blessed with clean, clear rivers, which generate alluvial gold, and fertile land. The utopia dreamed of by our predecessors exists here.
Setana Town - a place where many unique rocks line the coastline. These amazing natural wonders create memorable spectacular views.
An approximately one-hour drive from Hakodate on Route 227 going across the Oshima Peninsula to the west and over Mt. Tengu-dake and Mt. Sankakuyama leads you to Assabu Town. The town is located in the Hiyama area, which is comprised of the seven towns of Esashi, Kaminokuni, Assabu, Otobe, Okushiri, Imakane and Setana.Read more about the regions
Hiyama Trip to Enjoy History
Memories of ancient times remain throughout Hiyama. They are especially vivid in Kaminokuni and Esashi where Hokkaido began. Places and objects from the olden days provide us with a glimpse of people's perspectives at that time, and the valuable traces that remain today convey their power and passion.Read more
Hiyama Trip to Enjoy Festivals
The festival tradition has been handed down for generations. Dignified and vibrant, festivals in Hiyama are all the more powerful because it is the birthplace of Hokkaido. Summer, a time when Hiyama brims with festival excitement, is the best season to visit this place as it is also the season for various marine products. The roots of Hokkaido culture can be seen in the lively festival atmosphere.Read more
Hiyama Trip to Enjoy Local Food
Hiyama, which is blessed by fertile land and a sea of abundance, boasts an array of specialty products that please the palate. In addition to its abundance of ingredients, Hiyama has developed its own food culture through interactions with other parts of the country as the birthplace of Hokkaido. Hiyama offers the opportunity to fully enjoy the delicious flavors of Hokkaido, the origin of culinary delights.Read more
Recommended from June to August
Spectacular world-class view of the sea and forests Assabu - Imakane Grand Panorama Course
This trip is about more than making memories. A profound learning experience amidst the laidback atmosphere of the island Okushiri Extravagant Course
Making great summer memories with children at the sea and in the mountains Assabu - Imakane Camping