Experience the untamed beauty of the Hokkaido countryside on the Tokapuchi 400. This expansive 403-kilometer-long National Cycling Route starts from the city of Obihiro, and stretches across the Tokachi Plain in a figure-eight pattern. There are also shorter-length courses suitable for intermediate cyclists, such as the 96-kilometer-long Panorama Course, and the 91-kilometer-long Garden Course. Cycle through rolling fields and verdant forests, past tranquil lakes and towering peaks. Along the way, stop to enjoy Hokkaido specialties like lamb barbecue, farm-fresh dairy products, and fresh-caught seafood. Be sure to soak your weary muscles with a bath at the beautiful Tokachigawa Onsen.
Elevation Gain about 600m
* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.
Reference: Zekkei (Superb view) panoramic course
A flight from Haneda Airport to Tokachi-Obihiro Airport takes about 90 minutes, followed by an hour-long shuttle bus to the city.
A thriving city of artisans, with a major zoo and world-class powder snow