Shinkansen sightseeing information

The area surrounding Mori, Yakumo and Oshamambe

Immanuel Church (Imakane)

A group of Christian followers settled here who were searching for a new world.
This is the small church where they continue to offer up prayers.

In 1891, Imakanecho in Kamioka district was the area where a group of Christian followers starting with Yukiyoshi Shikata, the husband of Japan's first female medical doctor, Ginko Ogino moved to who were searching for a Utopia.

Meaning "God exists with us" in Hebrew, the original "Immanuel Church" still stands in those hills.
While offering up a prayer in this small church, you can reflect on the hardship of their reclamation work which must have been full of suffering.

Address390 Kamioka, Imakanecho TEL0137-82-0111
(Imakanecho Town Hall)
Hours- ClosedOpen Daily (tours outside only)
Getting there
  1. From Kikonai Station
  2. South Hokkaido Railway Goryokaku Station
  3. JR Oshamambe Station
  4. a 5-minute drive from the Hakodate Bus Imakane
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. JR Oshamambe Station
  3. a 5-minute drive from the Hakodate Bus Imakane
FeesFree URLhttp://nskk-hokkaido.jp/church/imakane.html
Pirika Paleolithic Culture Museum(Imakane)

A facility which guides you in the footsteps of Paleolithic people.
It is also possible to have the experience of producing a stone implement or a "Magatama"(an ancient comma-shaped jewel).

Pirika Paleolithic Culture Museum is a facility which guides you through the historic site of Pirika's historic relics.
It is furnished with an exhibition room of Paleolithic artifacts which has been designated as important cultural property and a hands-on learning room where it's possible to experience such things as stone implement making. It is also furnished with a visual image corner where it's possible to get an overview of the ruins on the large screen.
In addition there is also a preservation/ exhibition facility where the state of excavation as it is can be seen in the open air, it is possible to observe the very realistic conditions of an archeological dig.

Address228-1 Pirika, Imakanecho TEL0137-83-2477
Hours9:30 - 16:30 ClosedMonday (Open when Mondays fall on national holidays), days which follow national holidays, December 1 - March 31
Getting there
Pirika Paleolithic Culture Museum
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. JR Oshamambe Station
  3. about a 8-minute walk from the Hakodate Bus Pirika Dam-mae.
  1. From Kikonai Station
  2. South Hokkaido Railway Goryokaku Station JR Oshamambe Station
  3. a 8-minute walk from the Hakodate Bus Pirika Dam-mae
FeesAdults 200 yen, children (elementary, junior high and high school students) 100 yen URLhttp://www.town.imakane.lg.jp/pirika/
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