Horse-Drawn Farm Cart Ride in Tokachi

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 “bamba” 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 farrier who also takes care of retired race horses.

After the farm cart ride, you can visit the stable’s farm silo that has been converted 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.


14:00 Meetup and tour of North Pole Stable
14:15 Horse-drawn farm cart ride
14:45 Silo art gallery viewing
15:00 Tour finish
Tour name Horse-Drawn Farm Cart Ride in Tokachi
Available period Mid May to Late October 2024
Time 14:00-15:00 (please inquire if you prefer a different start time)
Participants 1 to 5 persons
Fee 1 person: ¥14,000
2-5 persons: ¥7,000 per person
Guide fee, activity fee, tour insurance
Not included Transportation to and from the venue, personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes
Meetup Location

North Pole Stable
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.
・Depending on the circumstances of the stable, we may not be able to accommodate your preferred tour date.
・The tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

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