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Autumn Leaf Spots in Yoichi

Autumn leaf spots near New Chitose Airport

Autumn leaf spots near New Chitose Airport


How to Enjoy Autumn Leaves in Yoichi

The fruit in Yoichi is famous in Hokkaido. You can have a harvest experience of prunes in September, grapes, pears, and apples in October, while the autumn leave are in season. In addition, you can enjoy salmon, flounder, yellowtail, shrimp, Botan shrimp and squid on the foreshore during this time. So why not enjoy the autumn leaves in Yoichi at "Eating and Walking with the Autumn Leaves"?

Speaking of Yoichi, the autumn leaves of "Cape Siripa" first catches your eyes. The cape protrudes into the sea, which is also a landmark for shipping. There is Mt. Shiripa that you can also hike up. The autumn leaves in the sports park along the Yoichi river and in the Nikka whiskey factory are beautiful. The expressway between Sapporo and Otaru has been extended to Yoichi, it now takes approximately 55 minutes (on the Shiribeshi Expressway). Starting from Yoichi, access to the popular sightseeing locations of Shakotan and Niseko are now closer. Both Shakotan and Niseko are also great sightseeing spots for the autumn leaves. Yoichi is now the starting point for sightseeing in Autumn for Shakotan and Niseko.

Please check out Yoichi walking MAP. There is a walking course of about 16km starting from Yoichi Station which first leads to Yoichi Port then follows the coastline around to Kurokawa Town where the orchard is located. There is a rental cycle shop near the start of the course.

Nikka Whiskey Yoichi Distillery
It has been featured in NHK's popular morning drama series "Massan". This is the story of "Japan's first full-fledged single malt whiskey" being born after hardship in Yoichi seeking the Japanese malt. "Takezuru" and "Yoichi" are the representative whiskeys of Japan, and they are still produced at the Yoichi Distillery, where you can, while visiting, enjoy tasting various whiskeys.

Best time to view the autumn leaves:Early October-Mid October

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Spots to enjoy the autumn leaves around Yoichi

Print out the map and walk a trail!

Recommended to rent a bicycle for this course!

Yoichi walking MAP

A quick detour

Hera crab of Kunseiya can only be eaten in the shop.

Smoked food shop, Nanpotometaro Shoten is a popular smoked specialty shop in Yoichi town located to the west of Otaru city. It is very close to Yoichi fishing port. Founded in 1950. Smoked products such as sweet shrimp, Hera crab (Flat Claw Crab) and salmon are famous. We also run a smoked restaurant called Kemukarou.

Nanpotometaro Shoten Kunseiya
88 Minatomachi, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
【 Opening hours 】 Weekday 9:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. / Holiday 9:00 a.m. - 18:00 p.m.
【 TEL 】 +81-135-22-2744 【Official Website】

Recommended day-trip hot springs in Yoichi

Yoichigawa Onsen Uchu-no-yu

322 Irifunecho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
●Phone Number :+81-135-22-4126
●Opening Hours : 9:30 a.m. - 22:00 p.m.
●Closed Dates : Open all-year-round
●Fee :Adult ¥450, Elementary school student ¥140(tax included),Child( 0-5 years old ) ¥70(tax included)
【Official Website】

Hamanasu Onsen

97-3 Sakaemachi, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
●Phone Number :+81-135-22-7400
●Opening Hours : 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
●Closed Dates :1st and 3rd Tuesday
●Fee :Adult ¥600, Elementary school student ¥300(tax included), Infant(3 years old - 5 years old)¥150(tax included)

Yoichi Kanko Onsen

7 Yamadacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
●Phone Number : +81-135-22-3658
●Opening Hours : 9:00 a.m. - 21:00 p.m.
●Closed Dates :Tuesday
●Fee :Adult ¥350, Child ¥200(tax included)

Kotobukiyu <Public bath>

8-29 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
●Phone Number :+81-134-23-2602
●Opening Hours : 9:30~22:00
●Closed Dates :Tuesday
●Fee :Adult ¥450, Elementary school student ¥140(tax included), Child (6 years old or younger)¥70(tax included)

Access from New Chitose Airport


It takes about 1 hour and 6 minutes by a limousine bus from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo, get off at Sapporo Odori Park. Then take a bus from the clock tower to Iwanai for about 1 hour and 36 minutes, get off at Yoichi Ekimae Jujigai.
<Please check the bus timetable>
Approximately 1 hour 21 minutes from Shin-Chitose Airport to Otaru by Rapid train, transfer at Otaru Station to Hakodate Main Line bound for Kutchan, it takes 24 minutes, get off at Yoichi Station.
<Please check the JR timetable>

Approximately 120km from New Chitose Airport via Doo and Sasson Expressways, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.