Asahikawa Tourism


Aibetsu-cho is located on Route 39 and is recognized as the biggest mushroom producer in Hokkaido.

Aibetsu is a great place to enjoy nature with access to a sports park where you can enjoy many water-related activities, have an outdoor BBQ, or take part in agricultural activities. There are several high quality park golf courses as well as a perfectly maintained auto-camping area.

For lovers of golf, the Asahikawa International Country Club is just around the corner and provides a luxurious golfing experience at very reasonable prices.

"Must eat" in Aibetsu

Aibetsu mushroom Aibetsu Mushroom

There are many species of mushroom in Japan, and Aibetsu-cho produces most of the Japanese favorites. Shiitake is of course the most popular, maitake is a great antioxidant and has the finest texture, Nameko is sticky mushroom great for
miso soup, while Enoki is the all-rounder of mushrooms.

Events in Aibetsu

Aibetsu Kinoko Mushroom Kinoko no sato Festival
(Mushroom Town Festival)

When:  Second Sunday of September
Mushroom miso soup is prepared in a giant 3.5m wide pot. Mushroom curry, soba noodle, and bread all have mushrooms in them.
Pay ¥2,000 for the "All you can eat" mushroom and beef bbq featuring the freshest mushrooms of the season in all varieties as well as succulent beef strips that you cook yourself on one of the many huge communal barbeques.

Aibetsu Trivia

Aibetsu Kyowa onsenFull course "mushroom" feast in Aibetsu
Kyowa Onsen Inn offers a full course mushroom dinner on reservation. Locally grown shiitake, maitake, and other delicious mushrooms are served in sashimi-style, tempura, soup, casserole, and other dishes. Its onsen (hot spring) water is cold carbonated water and is great for drinking.

AibetsuOrigins of the name Aibetsu
In Ainu, "ay-pe" means sharp object or spike. "Aibetsu" describes the shape of the flow of the Aibetsu river, like an arrow.

Aibetsu golf Asahikawa International Country Club
AICC is a beautiful and well maintained golf course in the Aibetsu hills. It is considered the most elegant and popular golf course close to Asahikawa.

Aibetsu cho

Aibetsu-cho Official website
Click here
(Japanese only)

Aibetsu Tourism Association
Aibetsu Motomachi 166  

Area size:249.71km²
Main Industry: Agriculture (mushroom、rice、logging)

Camping Info
Kinoko no sato Aibetsu Auto camp site

How to get to Aibetsu
from Asahikawa

North on Route 39
30km 50min

Dohoku Bus JR Train station bus stop 5 or 6
No.5 To Aibetsu

Map of Aibetsu-cho

Aibetsu cho

Aibetsu scenery


    Asahikawa City
    Asahikawa's Neighbours
    Asahiyama Zoo
    Aibetsu Town
    Daisetsuzan National Park
    Higashikawa Town
    Kamui Ski Links
    Otokoyama Park
    Tomita Lavender Farm