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Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

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Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Hi,

I will be driving from Sapporo to Obihiro in end April.

Understand the drive will take up to 4 hours, but i also read some where that we can stop by Yubari for a few hours en route to Obihiro.

May i know if that is feasible? Or i should just go straight to Obihiro?

Sapporo - Yubari - 1.5 hours

Yubari - Obihiro 2.5 hours

I m going Obihiro to visit a friend, so i wont be stopping by biei or furano, just Obihiro.

In addition, may i know if there is a website that can calculate toll for high ways?

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1. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Although my findings are slightly different from yours, it is indeed feasible to make an en-route stopover in Yubari from Sapporo to Obihiro. A rough search reviews the drive from Sapporo to Yubari is about 110 min and from Yubari to Obihiro it is about 142 min.

website for toll search:

http://www.driveplaza.com/dp/SearchTop

the following route search site also indicates toll charge if you choose to use expressway:

https://www.navitime.co.jp/en

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2. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Hi WIlliam512,

Thanks.

care to share your findings thats diff from mine :)?

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3. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

At present I am using the following route search site, but not to my liking I must add.

http://map.goo.ne.jp/route/index.html

In the past I’d been using the Yahoo site and found it extremely useful with quoted driving time close to real life situation. But unfortunately the website had stopped operating since last Dec.

http://drive.yahoo.co.jp/route/search

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4. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Why are there so little information that i can find on Yubari on google?

I know its a place famous for their melon. but there isnt like any info on the place and where and price and how to go .

sorry if this seem like a stupid qn.

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5. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Some online information on Yubari:

http://www.yubari-melon.or.jp/

http://www.city.yubari.lg.jp/

http://www.yubari-resort.com/en/visit.html

…yubari.lg.jp/contents/…sanpo.pdf

tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g1122379-Activit…

Indeed Yubari is famous for its melon. Melon Dome has free tasting. We bought one there and had a “melon feast” back in our Biei hotel.

http://www.ms11.or.jp/01yuub/b082.html

Melon tourist farm that offers all-you-can eat but is only available during summer.

http://www.tsuchikado.com/index.html

There used to be a winery open for free visit but it is not sure whether it is still opened to public as the place has been sold.

…hokkaido.jp/so-tssak/…10meronnjyou.html

Place for local products including the unique melon + bear souvenirs.

http://yubariten.com/

pig farm/factory/retail shop

hanabatakebokujo.com/guide/factory/yubari.php

www.hanabatakebokujo.com/retail/yubari.php

A stay in Yubari Forest Youth Hostel comes with various farm experiences

http://www2.ocn.ne.jp/~forest-y/index.htm

A more luxury stay is the Yubari Resort.

http://www.yubari-resort.com/en/index.html

A scenic river gorge south of town is 龍仙峽 in Takinoue Park.

…yubari.lg.jp/contents/…06.html

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1122379-d…

BTW, forgot to mention it in my last post – for driving in Hokkaido the following site is good for general route search.

http://northern-road.jp/navi/eng/index.htm

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6. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Thanks a lot of helpful information! I will be eternall grateful :)

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7. Re: Driving from Sapporo to Obihiro (via Yubari)?

Hi I can help to find the map code kawai farm at yubari

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