Urakawa Horse Caring and Horse Riding Experience

Urakawa Town in the Hidaka region is famous for breeding racehorses. The horses are trained and cared for in various ranches around the town. In this tour, you will experience the work of a stable hand, who assists in caring for the horses and their stables. You will also go on a fun horse ride.

The tour takes place at Urakawa Yushun Village AERU, a resort hotel that also offers a variety of activities. Besides horse riding, you can play park golf, use a dog running park, or buy souvenirs in a shop.

At the Horse Riding Office of AERU, the staff will guide you around the horse stables and explain the work of a stable hand. You will then get to experience cleaning the stables, a task that they have to do every morning.

After the work experience, you will go on a guided horse ride around the AERU grounds. It’s a short course that is suitable even for beginners. You will feel the strength of the horses as they trot along the pathways.

After the horse ride, you can freely walk the grounds and meet the horses grazing in the pastures. You can buy carrot treats for 200 yen to feed the horses, or you can just watch and admire their strength and beauty.

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


8:40 Meetup at Urakawa Yushun Village AERU Horse Riding Office, orientation

Horse stable cleaning experience


Horse riding preparation


Horse riding experience

10:30 Tour finish
Tour name Urakawa Horse Caring and Horse Riding Experience
Available period November 2023 to March 2024 (except Sat/Sun in Nov)
Time 8:40-10:30 (2 hours)
Participants 1-2 persons
Fee ¥16,000 per person (tax inclusive)
Requirments: Age 10 and up, height 140 cm or above, weight 75 kg or below
Activity fee, guide fee, tour insurance
Not included Horse riding equipment rental (¥500, free for AERU lodging guests), horse treats (¥200), transportation to and from the venue, personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes, rubber boots (may get dirty during work experience)
Meetup Location

Urakawa Yushun Village AERU Horse Riding Office
Address: Nishicha 141-40, Urakawa-cho, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaido
Mapcode: 564 387 606*06
Notes ・Please reserve at least 7 days in advance.
・Depending on the availability of the guide, 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 fees:
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to start: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare