Historical mysteries and the warmth of the Hiyama people Experience the spirit of Hiyama.
Hiyama - the place where Hokkaido first began.
A trip that exposes you to traces of history and soothes you with seasonal tastes will not only become a memorable experience but also show you the true charm of Hokkaido. There are no JR trains or expressways running through Hiyama. But this environment makes the area's unique atmosphere, which has been created without being affected by convenience, all the more dense and tasteful. Why not get away from day-to-day life and spend priceless time looking back on days gone by? Hiyama awaits your visit with spectacular landscapes created by nature.
If you have never visited Hiyama, we invite you to experience the attractive history of Hiyama for yourself.
A trip to remember days of old and follow traces of 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
Festivals based on legends
that have been passed down over the years with prayers for deities
Powerful festivals that have been passed down in each region of Hiyama are still as vibrant as ever. Feel the excitement said to be the origin of all festivals held across Hokkaido.
A trip to experience festivals, an ongoing tradition in the birthplace of Hokkaido
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
Enjoy culinary delights
Restaurants popular among locals that pursue the deliciousness of Hiyama ingredients
A trip to indulge in gourmet food and satisfy your heart and stomach
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