Ban'ei Horse Racing at the Obihiro Racecourse
Ban’ei horse racing is one of the famous attractions in Obihiro. Ban'ei Horse Racing is the only race of its kind in the world. Large draft horses, weighing about 1 ton, race on a separate course in a 200 m straight line while pulling an iron sled that weighs up to 1 ton. Even if you don't buy a betting ticket, it is exciting to see the powerful horse racing up close. We recommend you to visit there if you are going to the Obihiro area. Ban'ei horse racing is held mostly on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
Address: 9 Nishi Jusanjo Minami, Obihiro, Hokkaido
Tokachigawa Onsen (Hot Spring)
It is so nice to spend a relaxing time soaking in a moor hot spring known as a "beautifying hot spring", the plant-derived moor hot spring abounds in natural moisturizing ingredients that leave your skin smooth after bathing. Moor hot spring is a very rare hot spring even in Japan. You can only use the bath in some hotels if you pay the fee, even if you do not stay at the hotel.
Taushubetsu River Bridge
The observation deck has no address, and there is no phone reception in the mountain area. First, you should set the destination as Higashitaisetsu Shizen Kan (Higashi Taisetsu Nature Center) and ask the museum staff how to get to the observation deck. If the nature center is closed, go straight on Route 273, and you will see a sign that says "500 meters to the Taushubetsu Bridge." But there is no official parking lot, but there is a space where about five cars can park on the road and park your car there. Then it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the observation deck.