10 Things to Do in Takikawa City

10 Things to Do in Takikawa City

Takikawa (滝川市) is a city in the Sorachi Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan. Takikawa City gets its name from the Ainu term "Sorapuchi," signifying the "area under the waterfall." Located along the mid-streams of the Sorachi River, this region boasts a unique topography with a small waterfall caused by a difference in elevation. The Ainu people aptly named it "Sorapuchipetsu" (Taki no kawa), meaning the "waterfall river," and hence, the area became known as Takikawa.

For those planning to visit the city of Takikawa to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things to Do in Takikawa City:

Takikawa Manhole Cover
Takikawa Manhole Covers

1. Take a picture of the manhole cover of Takikawa. So far, I have seen one unique manhole cover which is common in the Sakaemachi District. There was also a colored manhole cover inside the Takikawa Tourist Information Center but it was moved to Takikawa Town Hall according to the staff.

Takikawa Roadside Station

2. Visit the Takikawa Roadside Station and buy products that are produced or made in the town. You can also get the roadside station stamp here for the Hokkaido Stamp rally booklet.

Takikawa Shrine

3. Visit the Takikawa Shrine. You can pay your respects and offer prayers here any time of the day. You can also get a goshuin here.

Hokuden Park

4. Stroll around Hokuden Park. You would see the Centennial Memorial Tower however it has been closed to the public for some time now. Regardless, you would enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the park.

Takikawa City Golf Ground

5. Play golf at the 18-hole golf course Takikawa City Golf Ground. They offer discounts for senior citizens and also people with disabilities.

Takikawa City Folk Museum

6. Learn about the history of the reclamation of Takikawa City at the Takikawa City Folk Museum. Outside the museum is the restored D51 297 on display.

Takikawa Museum of Art and Natural History

7. Learn about the history of Takikawa City at Takikawa Museum of Art and Natural History. The building is connected to the Takikawa City Children's Science Museum so it's a perfect family trip destination.

Furei no Sato

8. Indulge in a rejuvenating experience at Furei no Sato's soothing onsen, where you can immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters. Afterward, satisfy your taste buds by treating yourself to delectable dishes at their restaurant. Furei no Sato offers both indoor and outdoor baths, allowing you to luxuriate in the relaxing ambiance of your choice.

Takikawa Sky Park

9. Go to Takikawa Sky Park and ride a glider for 10 minutes. Flight season is from mid-April to mid-November. For reservations, you should contact the Takikawa Sky Sports Promotion Association at ☎0125-24-3255.

Nanohana Festival

10. Head over to the Ebeotsucho District between May 20th and 28th to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Nanohana Festival. Be captivated by the mesmerizing sight of the vibrant yellow nanohana (rapeseed flowers) that blanket the area, creating a sea of golden hues.

I hope my list of the 10 Things to Do in Takikawa City gave you an idea and inspiration to visit this bustling city.



  1. It's my first time to learn about Takikawa City. Thank you for sharing this in the Hokkaido group. It's very useful.

  2. Thank you so much for the list.


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