Taushubetsu River Bridge and Nukabira Gensenkyo Tour

This tour lets you experience the winter at Nukabira Gensenkyo, a hot spring district in Kamishihoro Town. You’ll go on a snowshoe hiking tour across the frozen surface of Lake Nukabira to see the famous Taushubetsu River Bridge, a concrete arch bridge that once part of a railway line. You’ll then go to a quiet log cabin called Mitsumata Sanso where you can re-energize yourself with a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you’ll visit Nakamuraya, a famous lodge in Nukabira Gensenkyo where you can take a relaxing warm bath in the hot springs, or try your hand at making unique handicrafts. Before ending the tour, you can stop by Pia 21 Shihoro Roadside Station to buy snacks or souvenirs.

The Taushubetsu River Bridge is a 130-meter long concrete arch bridge that was part of the old National Railway Shihoro Line. It can only be seen up close by the public during winter, by walking across the frozen surface of Lake Nukabira.

After the snowshoe tour, you’ll take a break at Mitsumata Sanso, a secluded log cabin with a relaxing atmosphere.

You can enjoy a hearty and delicious lunch made with local ingredients.

At Nakamuraya, you can rejuvenate yourself with a warm bath in the hot springs.

You can also relax in front of a “hibachi” fire bowl in the lounge, or experience making various handicrafts.

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


7:30 Meetup at JR Obihiro Station or pick-up from your hotel
8:50-12:30 Taushubetsu River Bridge snowshoe hiking tour
13:10-14:10 Lunch at Mitsumata Sanso
14:40-16:00 Nakamuraya (onsen bath or handicrafts experience, tea time)
16:40-16:55 Shopping at Pia 21 Shihoro Roadside Station
17:35 Drop-off at JR Obihiro Station or your hotel


Tour name Taushubetsu River Bridge and Nukabira Gensenkyo Tour
Available period 10 January 2019 to 20 February 2019
Time 7:30-17:35 (10 hours 5 minutes)
Participants Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons
Fee 2-3 persons: ¥35,000 per person
4-6 persons: ¥25,000 per person
・Pick-up and drop-off from hotel in Obihiro City or Tokachigawa Onsen (free)
・Ski pants rental (S, M, L, LL): ¥500
・English guide interpreter (¥30,000)
・Private transfer by taxi from the meetup point and back
・Snowshoe rental and guided tour of Taushubetsu River Bridge
・Lunch at Mitsumata Sanso
・Activity or bathing fee at Nakamuraya
・Tour insurance
Not included ・Souvenir purchases at Nakamuraya
・Expenses at Pia 21 Shihoro Roadside Station
Things to bring Warm winter clothing
Meetup Location

JR Obihiro Station
Address: Nishi 12-jo Minami 2-chome, Obihiro-shi