Shinkansen sightseeing information

The area surrounding Kikonai station(Kikonai, Matsumae, Esashi)

Michi-no-Eki Misogi-no Sato Kikonai(Kikonai)

There is a resident tourist concierge who has a thorough knowledge of the region. There is a Michi-no-Eki which is attracting attention as a new base for southern Hokkaido tourism.

The Michi-no-Eki opened on the 13th January 2016 in front of the Hokkaido Shinkansen and South Hokkaido Railway Company's Kikonai station.
Its name is associated with the traditional Shinto "mid-winter purification ritual festival" which is held in January every year between the 13th and 15th in the town. It has a convenient location which also looks out onto the point of arrival and departure for bus routes heading in the direction of Matsumae, Esashi and Hakodate.
There is also a concierge who is permanently stationed at the Michi-no-Eki and has expert knowledge on tourist information regarding 9 towns in south-west Hokkaido starting with the town of Kikonai.

Besides this, there is a shopping corner where different famous confections have been brought together which are representative of Hokkaido and the Seikan areas with a focus on the 9 towns in south-west Hokkaido.

Masayuki Okuda, who was selected as "one of the world's top 1,000 chefs" and is the owner and chef at "Al-ché-cciano" in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata prefecture oversees the complete facilities such as the restaurant, "Dounan de's Ocuda Spirits".
It has been attracting attention as one of southern Hokkaido's newest sightseeing spot.

Address338-14 Aza Honcho, Kikonaicho TEL01392-2-3161
Hours9:00 - 18:00(varies according to season) ClosedYear-end and New Year holidays
Getting there
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. Hakodate Liner Gryokaku Station
  3. Near the South Hokkaido Railway Kikonai station south exit
  1. From Kikonai Station
  2. Near the south exit
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