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UU-Hokkaido official sightseeing information for Kitami. You can discover the main highlights of Shikabe.
Please come and see Hakodate city Hokkaido and Onuma Park's neighbouring town Shikabecho.

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Shikabe Hot Springs Tourism Association


Shikabe Tourist Information

Shikabe Hot Springs Tourism Association
Inside of Shikabe Shoukoukai, 130-1 Aza-Shikabe, Shikabe-cho, Kayabe-gun, Hokkaido

8 Special Points of Southern Hokkaido Shikabe-cho Sightseeing
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■ Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park
At approximate 10 minute intervals the geyser shoots up 500 litres up to about 15 metres.
This is quite a rare geyser that shoots up at relatively regular intervals in even quantities. Within the park there is a footbath which uses geyser water and a shop selling local products.

Opening hours - 8:30a.m. - 6:00p.m. (April - Septemver), 9:00-5:00p.m. (October - March)
Admittance fee - adults: 300 yen, elementary and middle school students: 200 yen

■ Hot Spring Steaming Corner
An experience corner that started in 2016.
There's hot spring steaming pots where ingredients are steamed by the steam of the hot spring, and you can cook the ingredients that you bought in the produce building the way you like.
You can use the break space in the hall for your meal.

Reception Time: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.(April-September), 9:00a.m.-3:30p.m.(October-March)

■ Local Cuisine Experience (Hamano Kaasan)
Try your hand at preparing a home-cooked meal of Shikabe-cho that uses fresh fishery products caught in Shikabe
The instructor is a local housewife.

Time: 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
(Duration: 90 minutes)
Cost: 3,000 yen per person
(starting from 2 people)
Booking: by appointment (at least a week prior, contact Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park on +81-1372-7-5655)
Interpreter: not available

■ Fishing Port Fishing Experience (with equipment rental)
You can enjoy fishing at the fishing port of Shikabe. Besides, the fish which you just caught can be made into tempura on the spot.
You don't need anything, and it's equally suited to beginners.

Season: from June to November
Available Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
(Duration: 120 minutes)
Cost: 2,500 yen per person
(starting from 2 people)
Booking: by appointment (at least three days prior, contact Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park on +81-1372-7-5655)
Interpreter: not available

■ Forest Walk (with a guide)
Walk along with a guide through the Shikabe Resort forest which is rich in Hokkaido's stunning nature.
Other than the forest walk, you can enjoy the aroma and try a fun experience using a nose flute.

Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: 2,500 yen per person
(starting from 2 people)
Booking: by appointment (at least three days prior, contact Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park on +81-1372-7-5655)
Interpreter: not available

■ Feel the wind of the superb view. One lap of Mt. Komagatake cycling, Shikabe course
The Shikabe course where the face of Mt. Komagatake changes as you go. Follow the wind from the base of the mountain towards the sea.

■ A popular town for golf, hot springs and gourmet
Shikabe country club (18 holes, par 72), Onuma International country club (18 holes, par 72) are both popular courses for their magnificent views. Relax enjoying the hot springs and local cuisine.

■ All Year Fishery Kingdom Southern Hokkaido Shikabe-cho
Kombu, cod roe, the rich fishing ground where seasonal seafood comes every month.

Shikabe Hot Springs Tourism Association

Shikabe-cho Introduction

[Shikabe's Character Carus-kun]

Shikabe-cho is about a 30 minute drive from the Hokkaido Shinkansen New Hakodate Hokuto Station. Adjacent to the beautiful nature of Onuma Quasi-National Park and exceedingly high mountain Mt. Komagatake. The fishery is prosperous, facing the Pacific which is abundant in seafood such as scallop, octopus, kombu, and walleye pollack. The marine product processing industries are prosperous, too and ship many processed marine products including cod roe.
In addition, it is the town of hot springs where the geyser evidences the rich quantity of water when it gushes.
Come to Shikabe-cho blessed with the rich Nature of Hokkaido and ease your heart and body.

Climate in Shikabe

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
Average temperature
-3.2 -3.2 0.4 5.8 10.8 15.3 18.5 20.9 17.2 11.2 4.7 -1.3 8.1
53.0 63.8 65.2 80.8 83.9 56.4 137.7 161.1 102.8 91.9 116.0 90.0 1097.3

Events of Shikabe

Shikabe Tarako Matsuri (cod roe festival) Shikabe Tarako Matsuri (cod roe festival)
[February 2022] call off

In this event fresh cod roe is sold directly. The event called the cod roe lips (duck lips) world championship is held here.
Shikabe Haruno Ebitsubu Matsuri (prawns & sea snail festival) Shikabe Haruno Ebitsubu Matsuri (prawns & sea snail festival)
[Late May 2020] call off

This event promotes the seasonal produce of spring such as sweet prawns, sea snail at Shikabe Park where cherry blossoms bloom.
Shikabe Inari Shrine Regularly Held festival Shikabe Inari Shrine Regularly Held festival
[Early July]

The Matsumae noh dance will be held at the small evening festival, and the main festival.
※Designated as immaterial race cultural assets of the country, and immaterial folk cultural assets of Hokkaido.
Shikabe Umi To Onsenno Matsuri (festival of the Shikabe sea and hot springs) Shikabe Umi To Onsenno Matsuri (festival of the Shikabe sea and hot springs)
[Third Saturday of August 2020] call off

The largest event in Shikabe-cho. A fireworks display (Southern Hokkaido's largest scale with approximately 3,500 fireworks) that makes the night sky glorious and soothes the hearts of those who gather at the meeting place.
Shikabe Geyser Exciting Saturday Shikabe Geyser Exciting Sunday
The event is held at Geyser park On the 4th Sunday of every month. The event has the selling and sampling of special products and participatory attractions and more differing monthly.

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Popular food

Shikabe cod roe ramen
Shikabe cod roe ramen
Shikabe cod roe tempura bowl
Shikabe cod roe
tempura bowl
Shikabe ramen
Shikabe ramen
Takoyaki (octopus dumplings)
(octopus dumplings)
Shikabe Premium Cod Roe Meal
Shikabe Premium Cod Roe Meal

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Recommendations of Shikabe

Golf course
Shikabe country club

Golf course Onuma
International country club

Shikabe Airfield

Shikabe Geyser Park

Shikabe Park

Hyotannuma Park

Shamisen Waterfall

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Experience Kankoma!

Shikabe Transportation

■30 minutes by car from Hokkaido Shinkansen New Hakodate Hokuto Station.

From Tokyo Station it takes 300 minutes to Shikabe passing through the world's longest underwater tunnel, 53.85 km, Seikan Tunnel.

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Shikabe Transportation

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■ Bus timetable from Hakodate to Shikabe

[Hakodate - Onuma - Shikabe]
Hakodate Station 11:19a.m. 3:55p.m. 5:47p.m.
Goryokaku 11:29a.m. 4:05p.m. 5:58p.m.
Onuma Park 0:29p.m. 5:05p.m. 7:00p.m.
Shikabe Yakuba Mae 0:58p.m. 5:34p.m. 7:29p.m.
Shikabe Shuccho Jo 1:01p.m. 5:37p.m. 7:32p.m.
Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park 1:04p.m. 5:40p.m. 7:35p.m.
[Shikabe - Onuma - Hakodate]
Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park 8:01a.m. 9:26a.m. 5:28p.m.
Shikabe Shuccho Jo 8:05a.m. 9:30a.m. 5:32p.m.
Shikabe Yakuba Mae 8:07a.m. 9:32a.m. 5:34p.m.
Onuma Park 8:35a.m. 10:00a.m. 6:02p.m.
Goryokaku 9:34a.m. 10:59a.m. 7:01p.m.
Hakodate Station 9:45a.m. 11:10a.m. 7:12p.m.

[Hakodate - Minami Kayabe]
7:27a.m. 10:31a.m. 0:44p.m. 2:55p.m. 4:40p.m. 6:34p.m.
Goryokaku 7:42a.m. 10:45a.m. 0:59p.m. 3:10p.m. 4:56p.m. 6:50p.m.
Minami Kayabe
8:38a.m. 11:40a.m. 1:55p.m. 4:09p.m. 5:53p.m. 7:45p.m.
[Minami Kayabe - Shikabe]
Minami Kayabe
8:43a.m. 11:40a.m. 1:55p.m. 4:09p.m. 5:53p.m. 7:45p.m.
Ofune 9:03a.m. 0:00p.m. 2:15p.m. 4:28p.m. 6:13p.m. 8:03p.m.
Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park 9:20a.m. 0:17p.m. 2:32p.m. 4:45p.m. 6:30p.m. 8:18p.m.
Shuccho Jo
9:23a.m. 0:20p.m. 2:35p.m. 4:48p.m. 6:33p.m. 8:21p.m.

* △→ No buses on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

[Shikabe - Minami Kayabe]
Shuccho Jo
6:23a.m. 7:35a.m. 10:57a.m. 1:12p.m. 3:26p.m. 5:11p.m.
Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park 6:26a.m. 7:38a.m. 11:00a.m. 1:15p.m. 3:29p.m. 5:14p.m.
Ofune 6:43a.m. 7:55a.m. 11:17a.m. 1:32p.m. 3:46p.m. 5:31p.m.
Minami Kayabe
7:03a.m. 8:18a.m. 11:37a.m. 1:52p.m. 4:06p.m. 5:53p.m.
[Minami Kayabe - Hakodate]
Minami Kayabe
7:06a.m. 8:18a.m. 11:40a.m. 1:55p.m. 4:09p.m. 5:53p.m.
Goryokaku 7:55a.m. 9:12a.m. 0:32p.m. 2:44p.m. 4:58p.m. 6:46p.m.
8:10a.m. 9:28a.m. 0:48p.m. 3:00p.m. 5:14p.m. 7:02p.m.

■ Bus timetable in Shikabe

[Shikabe Shuccho Jo - Shikabe Station]
Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park 6:14a.m. 6:31a.m. 8:06a.m. 2:39p.m. 4:12p.m. 5:35p.m.
Shuccho Jo
6:18a.m. 6:35a.m. 8:10a.m. 2:43p.m. 4:16p.m. 5:39p.m.
Yakuba Mae
6:20a.m. 6:37a.m. 8:12a.m. 2:45p.m. 4:18p.m. 5:41p.m.
Chikko Mae
6:31a.m. 6:48a.m. 8:23a.m. 2:56p.m. 4:29p.m. 5:52p.m.
Shikabe Station 6:35a.m. 6:52a.m. 8:27a.m. 3:00p.m. 4:33p.m. 5:56p.m.
[Shikabe Station - Shikabe Shuccho Jo]
6:48a.m. 7:20a.m. 8:39a.m. 3:35p.m. 4:45p.m. 6:08p.m.
Chikko Mae
6:51a.m. 7:23a.m. 8:42a.m. 3:38p.m. 4:48p.m. 6:11p.m.
Yakuba Mae
7:02a.m. 7:34a.m. 8:53a.m. 3:49p.m. 4:59p.m. 6:22p.m.
Shuccho Jo
7:05a.m. 7:37a.m. 8:56a.m. 3:52p.m. 5:02p.m. 6:25p.m.
Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Kanketsusen Park 7:08a.m. 7:40a.m. 8:59a.m. 3:55p.m. 5:05p.m. 6:28p.m.

* △→ No buses on Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and during school closure
* ○→ No buses on Sunday and public holidays

■ Timetable for JR Trains

[Leaving Hakodate toward Mori and Oshamanbe (local train)]
Hakodate 5:49a.m. 2:21p.m. 5:01p.m. 6:55p.m. 8:16p.m.
Goryokaku 5:54a.m. 2:26p.m. 5:07p.m. 7:00p.m. 8:21p.m.
Shin Hakodate Hokuto 2:46p.m. 5:28p.m. 7:21p.m. 8:41p.m.
Onuma 6:40a.m. 3:08p.m. 5:52p.m. 7:38p.m. 9:08p.m.
Shikabe 7:06a.m. 3:31p.m. 6:20p.m. 8:05p.m. 9:30p.m.
Mori 7:43a.m. 4:47p.m. 6:56p.m. 8:53p.m. 10:13p.m.
Oshamanbe 5:57p.m.

[Leaving Mori and Oshamanbe toward Hakodate (local train)]
Oshamanbe 6:28a.m. 1:37p.m. 4:18p.m.
Mori 5:32a.m. 6:06a.m. 7:58a.m. 2:53p.m. 4:03p.m. 5:45p.m. 8:54p.m.
Shikabe 6:08a.m. 6:43a.m. 8:34a.m. 3:31p.m. 4:42p.m. 6:20p.m. 9:30p.m.
Onuma 6:30a.m. 7:06a.m. 9:13a.m. 3:55p.m. 5:07p.m. 6:42p.m. 9:51p.m.
Shin Hakodate Hokuto 6:41a.m. 7:19a.m. 9:28a.m. 4:07p.m. 5:18p.m. 6:53p.m. 10:02p.m.
Goryokaku 7:01a.m. 7:42a.m. 9:48a.m. 4:27p.m. 5:38p.m. 7:15p.m. 10:22p.m.
Hakodate 7:06a.m. 7:47a.m. 9:53a.m. 4:32p.m. 5:43p.m. 7:20p.m. 10:27p.m.

※ change on March 12, 2022

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