Travel to Hiyama

You are sure to discover many things about Hiyama
that no one has ever told you.

vol.1Three-day, two-night Hiyama trip

Spectacular world-class view of the sea and forestsAssabu - Imakane Grand Panorama Course

Assabu - Imakane Grand Panorama Course

Hiyama Trip

Starting from the deep forest of Assabu, this is a trip that follows the Oiwake Soran Line.
On this course you will not only enjoy the exhilarating feeling of driving along the coastline but also magnificent views of uniquely shaped rocks that can only be seen here. Please delight in the picturesque landscape created by Hiyama's rich sea, sky and land. You may even find a new strangely shaped rock there.

Access Information

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Day 1



  • Approx. 60min.
  • Approx. 17min.
  • Approx. 9min.
  • Approx. 23min.
  • Approx. 9min.
  • Approx. 6min.
  • Approx. 2min.
  • Approx. 4min.
  • Approx. 28min.
  • Hakodate Airport
  • Travel by rental car
  • Arrive in Assabu Town
  • Uzura Dam ObservatoryAssabu
    Enjoy the natural surroundings of Assabu created by forests and water.
  • Mt. TaikoyamaAssabu
    Jump at the top of the mountain! The drum-like sound created as you jump is a mystery of nature.
  • Lunch at Takino-an (soba noodles)Assabu
    Enjoy inaka soba (literally “country soba,” which refers to noodles made with whole buckwheat) in a traditional structure surrounded by nature.
  • Takise Coast and Kuguri-iwa (Duck-under Rock)Otobe
    Pass through or enjoy the view from a window-like rock that appeared on the shore.
  • Otobe Onsen Ikoi-no-YuOtobe
    Soothe your soul by soaking in the onsen at Ikoi-no-Yu. The Otobe Onsen & Industry Festival is held in August.
  • Cape TatenosakiOtobe
    Enjoy a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon of the East.
  • Gennadai Seaside ParkOtobe
    A grand panorama seen at Umi-no-Pool, a safe swimming area.
  • Michi-no-Eki Route 229 GennadaiOtobe
    A roadside station located 40 meters above sea level with a scenic view overlooking the sea.
  • Cape ShibinosakiOtobe
    A cape with unique topography resembling tuna scales.
  • Gennadai Seaside Park
    Gennadai Seaside Park
  • Cape Shibinosaki
    Cape Shibinosaki
Stay at a hotel

Day 2



  • Approx. 26min.
  • Approx. 45min.
  • Approx. 21min.
  • Approx. 12min.
  • Approx. 30min.
  • Approx. 30min.
  • Meal at the hotel
  • Depart from Setana Town
  • Michi-no-Eki Tekkui Land TaiseiSetana
    Feel the expanse of the sea from the view of the coastline spreading right before your eyes.
  • Otasan ShrineSetana
    Compromise with a view from the top of the stairs rather than going all the way up to the main hall.
  • Cape BentenSetana
    The red hokora (a miniature shrine) of Benzaiten, a female deity ensuring safe journey across the sea, is a stunning accent.
  • Mitsuwa ShokudoSetana
    Enjoy curry full of the taste of the sea in Setana.
  • Ukishima ParkSetana
    A scenic park where legend has it Ryujin (dragon deity) once lived.
  • Mado-iwa (Window Rock)Setana
    A representative uniquely shaped rock that is also referred to as the gate of Ryugujo (Dragon Palace).
  • Shishi-iwa (Lion Rock)Setana
    Here you can almost hear the voice of a lion roaring toward the sea.
  • Otasan Shrine
    Otasan Shrine
  • Mitsuwa Shokudo
    Mitsuwa Shokudo
  • Mado-iwa
    Mado-iwa (Window Rock)
Stay at a hotel

Day 3



  • Approx. 5min.
  • Approx. 5min.
  • Approx. 5min.
  • Approx. 16min.
  • Approx. 25min.
  • Stay at Awabi Sanso
  • Depart from Setana Town
  • Immanuel ChurchImakane
    A church in red and white standing on the Hill of God surrounded by forests.
  • Kamioka DistrictImakane
    White Danshaku potato flowers are in bloom in early summer.
  • Ogawa tofuImakane
    Otobe's fresh spring water, referred to as water for life, will quench your thirst and refresh your soul.
  • De Molen ImakaneImakane
    Netherlandish windmills suit the peaceful atmosphere of Imakane.
  • Kur Plaza PirikaImakane
    Imakane Kuroge Wagyu steak will help relieve your fatigue from climbing.
  • Hakodate Airport
  • Immanuel Church
    Immanuel Church
  • Kur Plaza Pirika
    Kur Plaza Pirika
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