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TOUR PROGRAMS

Horse-Drawn Farm Cart Ride

Take a relaxing ride on a wooden farm cart pulled by a draft horse across the pastoral scenery of Tokachi. Horse-drawn carts were common modes of transportation during the pioneering days of Hokkaido. You can experience a part of history as well as the power of the large “banba” horses while admiring the idyllic landscape of the Tokachi countryside.

The horses are raised in North Pole Stable in the Churui district of Makubetsu Town. You can see the horses grazing freely in the pastures.

Meet Momo, the friendly mare who will pull the farm cart as you ride on it.

You will be guided by the owner of North Pole Stable, Tooru Hirukawa. Hirukawa-san is a horse shoer who also takes care of retired race horses.

After the farm cart ride, you can visit the stable’s farm silo turned into an office. You can take a rest while admiring the paintings in the art gallery.

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.

Schedule

10:00 Meetup and tour of North Pole Stable
10:15 Horse-drawn farm cart ride
10:45 Short rest at silo art gallery
11:00 Tour finish
Tour name Horse-Drawn Farm Cart Ride
Area OBIHIRO / TOKACHI
Category FARM/INDUSTRY CULTURE/EVENT
Season SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN
Available period 2019 June 15 (Sun), 20 (Thu) ※Program scheduled to be held until October
Time 10:00-11:00 (1 hour)
Participants Minimum 1 person, maximum 4 persons
Fee Adult (age 13 and up): ¥6,000 per person
Child (age 6 to 12): ¥4,000 per person
Infants (age 5 and below): Free
Optional
Services
Pick-up and drop-off from Obihiro City (inquire for details)
Included
Services
Guide fee, activity fee, tour insurance
Not included Transportation to and from the venue
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes
Meetup Location

North Pole Stable Hirukawa
Address: Churui Kyoei 161-3, Makubetsu-cho, Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From the Obihiro-Hiroo Expressway, exit at Churui-Taiki IC. Drive southward along National Route 236 for around 1.7 kilometers then turn left at the intersection, and drive for around 500 meters.
Mapcode: 396 140 739*68
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・Tours may be changed or cancelled depending on the weather or the health condition of the horses.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare