Yoichi is blessed with rich natural environment and various foods from the land and sea. Particularly, it is famous for fishing of herring that remains, the first private cultivation of apples in Japan, and as the top cultivation area of grapes for wine production in Hokkaido. In recent years, Yoichi is known as a place where Masataka Taketsuru, a founder of Nikka Whiskey, who is a model of the NHK serial TV drama “Massan” and also called the “Father of Japanese Whiskey” and his wife Rita started making whiskey.
To visit Yoichi, it takes about 110 minutes from New-Chitose Airport, and about 70 minutes from Sapporo City and Niseko by car. If you use a train, it takes about 120 minutes from New-Chitose Airport, about 90 minutes from Sapporo Station, and about 90 minutes from Niseko Station. It is recommended that you use a car when you move within the town. You can reserve a rental car at Shin-Chitose Airport or rental car shops in the town (two shops are available).
SAME AS Liechtenstein
latitude:SAPPORO 43.19 N
SAME AS Vladivostok 43.12 MIRANO 45.47N
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