Auberge: Natural bounty to experience in Hokkaido

Tokachi: Stay in a cottage in the woods and go to an exclusive restaurant

The chef who knows everything about local fresh food cooks, revealing his or her great skills. It is a privilege for Auberge guests to enjoy delicious food without worrying about time.

The Tokachi region in the eastern part of Hokkaido is blessed with abundant water sources and long sunlight hours. Corn, potatoes, and wheat are grown with profound flavor. It is famous for dairy farming, cheese and meat for steaks. The southern part faces the Pacific Ocean, where diverse bounty from the sea, such as salmon, squid and whelks, can be caught.

Tokachi Auberge was built in the woods of a larch in Tokachi. It consists of a cottage building and exclusive restaurant, and you will enjoy the quiet, private space.

Use seasonal local food lavishly, and pay a lot of attention to the cooking method. “If I delay a few seconds, the seasonal flavor will be lost. So it is always a serious match,” said the chef who shows the great skills.

The SAVOR JAPAN website introduces authentic taste across Japan, including food from Tokachi. Search restaurants based on helpful information such as “English menu available,” “English service available,” “Individual requests for food supported” and “Free Wi-Fi.”

Biei: Landscape extending over a place for supply of food, called “Patchwork”

Biei is located in the hilly areas in northern Tokachi. The rotation of crops is thriving, and you will see a colorful landscape during the farmers’ busiest season. The landscape is called “Patchwork”, and many tourists visit every year.

Biei is divided into two tourist areas, namely “Patchwork no Michi” and “Panorama Road.” Patchwork no Michi is gradual and perfect for cycling. There are several rental bicycle stores around JR Biei station, so give it a try. Panorama Road features dynamic undulations. It is especially recommended for tourists who travel around the area by rental car.

The Patchwork is at its best from June to July. The white of the potatoes, the yellow of the wheat, the green of the leafy vegetables, and the brown of the land. The color changes depending on the angle and time. Explore from your own superb perspective.