Browse by category. Watch "banei" horse racing, where the horses pull their. Kofuku Station , Obihiro. Though out of operation since , Kofuku Station still attracts scores of locals and tourists as an auspicious spot.
The town of Obihiro sits on the island of Hokkaido and would have been one of the most important cities in the Tokachi Plain region of the island in the days of old. Now however the town has a far mellower feeling to it, and is also has the claim to fame of being one of the cleanest and most efficient parts of Japan, having won numerous awards. One of the main reasons why people visit Obihiro is to use it as a base as it is located close to some of the most famous scenic attractions in Japan such as the Daisetsuzan Mountains and Lake Toya. As this is part of the island of Hokkaido you will also find some ski resorts here that let you take in the best of the winter snows for which this region is famous, and in the summer months you will also find a huge range to do here such as cycling around town and hiking or rafting.