TOUR PROGRAMS

【Domin-wari】 Tokachi Organic 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 four 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 Sogo Printing office
9:00 Dairy farm and cheese factory visit (4 locations)
14:00 Aizawa Farm vineyard tour and lunch
16:00 Finish at Sogo Printing office

Information on the Domin-wari subsidy:
This tour is subject to the Domin-wari subsidy exclusive for Hokkaido residents. The tour fee has been discounted by ¥5,000 with support from the Hokkaido government.
・The subsidy provision will end as soon as the allocated budget has been reached.
・You must be a resident of Hokkaido to avail of the subsidized fee. Please show an ID showing your current address.
・The tour may be cancelled depending on the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our staff will implement the following practices during the tour:
・Wear masks and wash our hands frequently
・Sanitize any equipment or facilities used
・Practice social distancing
・Ensure proper ventilation
・Ask all tour participants to wear masks and monitor their health status

Tour name 【Domin-wari】 Tokachi Organic Wine and Cheese Tour
Area OBIHIRO / TOKACHI
Category FARM/INDUSTRY FOOD DOMIN-WARI
Season SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN
Available period Early May to Late November 2020
Time 8:00-16:00 (8 hours)
Participants Minimum 2 persons, maximum 5 persons
Fee 2 persons: ¥̷4̷0̷,̷0̷0̷0̷ ⇒ ¥35,000 per person
3-5 persons: ¥̷3̷0̷,̷0̷0̷0̷ ⇒ ¥25,000 per person
(includes ¥5,000 subsidy from the Hokkaido government)
Optional
Services
Pick-up and drop-off from hotel in Obihiro City or Tokachigawa Onsen
Included
Services
Transportation by taxi from the meetup point and back, guide fee, lunch, tour insurance
Not included Personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes
Meetup Location

Sogo Printing office
Address: Nishi 16-jo Kita 1-chome 25, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido
Mapcode: 124 651 309*02
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.
・You must be a resident of Hokkaido to avail of the subsidized fee. Please show an ID showing your current address.
・The tour may be cancelled depending on the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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