TOUR PROGRAMS

Tokachi Fine Wine and Cheese Tour

Hokkaido is the largest producer of dairy products in Japan. In particular, the Tokachi region is known for its cheese, with many cheesemakers producing a wide variety of cheese. In this one-day tour, you will visit local dairy farms that also produce cheese. And since cheese usually goes with wine, you will also visit a local vineyard that produces organic grapes to produce a rare wine. The tour includes an extravagant lunch with cheese, wine, stone-baked bread made using local Tokachi wheat.

You will visit three different dairy farms in the southern Tokachi region, including a dairy farm that raises water buffalo, a rarity in Japan. 

You will also visit Aizawa Farm, a vineyard in southern Obihiro City. They produce grapes for wine without the use of any chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

For lunch, you can enjoy various cheeses made by the cheesemakers you visited, as well as the fine wine from Aizawa Farm.

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

Schedule

8:00 Meetup at JR Obihiro Station or pick-up from your hotel
9:00 Dairy farm and cheese factory visit (3 locations)
11:00 Rest and ice cream break at Tokachino Fromages
13:00 Aizawa Farm vineyard tour and lunch
16:00 Drop-off at JR Obihiro Station or your hotel

 

Tour name Tokachi Fine Wine and Cheese Tour
Area OBIHIRO / TOKACHI
Category NATURE FARM/INDUSTRY FOOD
Season SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN
Available period 1 May 2019 to 30 November 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Time 8:00-16:00 (8 hours)
Participants Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 persons
Fee 2 persons: ¥40,000 per person
3-8 persons: ¥30,000 per person
Optional
Services
・Pick-up and drop-off from hotel in Obihiro City or Tokachigawa Onsen
・English guide interpreter
Included
Services
・Private transfer by taxi from the meetup point and back
・Guided tours of dairy farms and Aizawa Farm
・Lunch
・Tour insurance
Not included ・Personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes
Meetup Location

JR Obihiro Station
Address: Nishi 12-jo Minami 2-chome, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido
Notes ・Please reserve at least 7 days in advance.
・The areas of the dairy farms you are allowed to visit may vary depending on your country of residence or travel route to Japan. This is a measure to prevent the infection of FMD and other livestock diseases. To confirm your situation, we may ask you to present your passport at the start of the tour.
・Tours 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