Ikeda Wine Castle (Ikeda Wine-jyou)
The Wine Castle built on a hill reminds us of old castles in Europe.
Tokachi wine, one of the local specialties of Ikeda Town, is aged and sold in Ikeda Wine Castle. Information on the cultivation of grapes and wine-making processes are on display in the basement of the castle. One can also see a room where a big barrel for brandy aging is exhibited. A shop offers Tokachi wine and other products from Ikeda Town. A free wine-tasting booth also attracts visitors. Café Restaurant Tokachi, a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Tokachi Plain, also offers dishes using Japanese black beef from Hokkaido (steak or hamburger steak dishes).