Yoichi Town is the home of many famous ski jumpers such as Funaki Kazuyoshi and Saito Hiroya etc. Yoichi Station has an interesting exhibit on ski jumping.
Address: 420 Irifunecho, Yoichi, Yoichi-Gun, Hokkaido
Getting to the Arena
From Sapporo it is convenient to take the Hokkaido Chuo Bus "Iwanai go".
It takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the bus terminal at Sapporo Station to Yoichi Station and the fare is 1110 yen.
There is a beautiful city called Otaru on the way to Yoichi by JR train, it might be good to stop by Otaru if you have time. But there are few trains to Yoichi, so please make a plan properly.
Yoichi Town General Gymnasium is a little far from Yoichi station, about 1.5 kilometers and about 20 minutes by walk. You can walk on warm days, but it seems to be a bit hard in cold winter.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Sapporo as a reference for planning your trip.
1. "Getting there & Around" Sapporo
Many tourists use airplanes to travel from Honshu (the main island of Japan) to Hokkaido. The nearest airport to Sapporo is New Chitose Airport. Here is how to get to Sapporo Station from New Chitose Airport. And we will show you how to get around in Sapporo using major public transportation.
The most popular area for travelers to stay in Sapporo is around the Susukino area or Sapporo Station. Here are some of the best quality hotels in Sapporo.
3. "What to Do & See" in Sapporo
We have selected some "Must See" attractions for you in Sapporo city. Enjoy!
4. "What / Where to Eat" in Sapporo
Sapporo Ramen, Sushi, Seafood, Soup-Curry, Jingiskan (Genghis Khan) BBQ, Corn, Potato, Ice Cream, Soft Cream...You can't stop eating in Sapporo. As Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido has its own culture and is famous for its fresh seafood, farm & dairy products. We will suggest some ideas about what to eat in Sapporo.