Abira no Tobira
A spectacular view of the canola fields of Abira;
full of yellow floweres.
In spring (Mid May to early June), the landscape is a masterpiece that the ground is colored yellow like a painting. The position of the fields changes because the crop rotation is needed every year. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see.
This is the hometown of great racehorses!
You can interact with the horses in their natural habitat.
Abira Town, which raised many G1 horses such as Deep Impact and Gentildonna.
It is one of the major thoroughbred horse breeding regions. In memory of the famous horses who gave us dreams and excitement, you can interact with the horses at the equestrian facilities.
“Asahi melon” A bright and appealing color!
Grown in Oiwake district in Abira town, the Asahi Melon is a fine brand of cantaloupe, even sweeter than the Yubari Melon, which is renowned for its sweetness. It is all thanks to the environment's rich and natural soil, that is tended to by the skilled local farmers who use organic quality manure to produce the finest melons.
The JNR's last steam locomotive made its
final journey here!
Oiwake district developed as a railway hub that transported coal from the Yubari coal mine to Muroran since the Muroran Main Line opened in the Meiji era. This place is also well-known because JNR's last steam locomotive made its final journey to here in 1975.
Delicious Cheese! This is where the first place the
domestic cheese manufacturing factory was built.
In 1933, the first large-scale cheese production in Japan was built in Toasa area.
Since then, high-quality cheese including Camembert has been produced by local companies in the town.
Easy access from New Chitose Airport!
Only 30minutes by car.
It is about 30 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport and 1 hour from Sapporo city.
There is the JR Station where the limitedexpress train stops and the Expressway I.C. in the town, making it an ideal destination not only for sightseeing but also to move to.
Abira town is a good location for visiting and living.