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CTasty Beans, Fossils & Starry Sky

Visit home of Tokachi beans to find out its nice taste. Have an experience of excavation activities at the museum where are displayed fossils of the earliest dinosaur in the world. Tokachi clear night is the best moment to enjoy wonderful starry sky, there you also have a chance to visit a planetarium facility.

Visit home of Tokachi beans to find out its nice taste. Have an experience of excavation activities at the museum where are displayed fossils of the earliest dinosaur in the world. Tokachi clear night is the best moment to enjoy wonderful starry sky, there you also have a chance to visit a planetarium facility.

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1 Honbetsu Grand Hotel

Honbetsu

20, Nishi-biribetsu, Honbetsu, 089-3308
Tel: +81-156-22-3101
Open: Buffet lunch 11:30 – 14:00 (last order 13:30) *Onsen for day-trippers available
Url: http://honbetsuonsen.com/

A hot spring bath with a beautiful garden view makes you refreshed. The lunch buffet is also recommended.

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2 Tokachi Bean Factory Okamedou Honke (Tokachi Mame Koubou Okamedou Honke)

Tokachi

8, 18, Kyouei, Honbetsu, 089-3305
Tel: +81-156-22-5981
Open: 9:00 – 18:00
Url: http://www.okamedou.com/

They produce traditional homemade ‘Amanatto’ and ‘Yokan’ (sweet azuki beans and sweet bean jelly). At the shop, they sell bean products and other famous products from Honbetsu and other Hokkaido areas.

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3 Ashoro Museum of Paleontology (Ashoro Doubutsu Kaseki Hakubutsu-kan)

Ashoro

29, 1, Kounan, Ashoro, 089-3727
Tel: +81-156-25-9100
Open: Tuesday (open daily in summer holidays)
Url: http://www.museum.ashoro.hokkaido.jp/

Ashoro used to be an ocean 25 million years ago! Here mainly displays marine mammal’s fossils such as ‘Ashoroa’ only found here in the world, ‘baleen whale with teeth’, a key species to figure out the evolution of whales. Please also don’t miss a huge whale skeleton and the hands-on experience of digging for fossils.

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4 Roadside Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu (Michi-no-eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu)

Roadside

Oo-dori, Rikubetsu, 089-4315
Tel: +81-156-27-2012
Open: 30 December – 3 January
Url: http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/data/69/each.htm

One can soothe away one’s fatigue from travelling at a park spread over an area of approximately 4,000 m2 covered with lawns and accommodation facilities called Aurora House.

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Routes of Tokachi

Routes of Tokachi