Mashike Riverside Park Revisited 2022

The first time that I visited Mashike Riverside Park (増毛リバーサイドパーク) was last April 10, 2022, which was my 160th day here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. I came to the park with the other Rumoi ALTs during our bike trip to Mashike.

Mashike Riverside Park 

I finally was able to revisit Mashike Riverside Park last September 3, 2022, which was my 306th day here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. What’s special about this was that I was finally with my family during this trip which we call the Mashike Road Trip.

Mashike Riverside Park details


For those who are not familiar with Mashike Riverside Park, It is located at 459 Betsukari in the town of Mashike in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. It is an ideal spot for travelers looking for a serene and fun-filled retreat. The park is a sprawling 10-hectare natural turf park on the outskirts of town with facilities that cater to both sporty and leisurely activities for all ages.

Mashike Riverside Park - Mashike town, Hokkaido Prefecture

The park features tennis courts, multi-purpose courts for soccer, and an outdoor park golf course surrounded by a picturesque grove. Visitors can play their favorite sports while immersed in the beauty of nature. For families and groups, there is an extensive fully-equipped auto campground where they can spend a night or two enjoying a barbecue, hiking, or stargazing.

Crossing the Tsuribashi Bridge

The map of Mashike Riverside Park

Mashike Riverside Park can be accessed using the Tsuribashi Bridge which is a stunning red suspension bridge that connects it to Shokan Park. A leisurely walk across the bridge offers a breathtaking view of the crystal-clear waters of the Shokanbetsu River, which flows through the park. There is another way to get to the park by car. Visitors can drive upstream from the Shokanbetsugawa Kawaguchi Bridge on National Route 231 for about 800 meters to reach the park.

Shokanbetsu River Hometown River Development Project

Exploring Mashike Riverside Park

Checking out Shokanbetsu River

One of the highlights of Mashike Riverside Park is the chance to enjoy a barbecue amid lush greenery. There are spacious facilities for groups, center house terraces, and indoor grills where visitors can cook their meals. The restaurant in the center house offers delicious local seafood, noodles, and set meals that are popular with visitors. Visitors can also purchase barbecue ingredients, drinks, rent equipment, and book campsites at the center house. Reception hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for Mondays when the cafeteria is closed.

Team Nicerio visits Mashike Riverside Park

Overall, Mashike Riverside Park provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere, and fun-filled activities make it a must-visit destination for travelers looking for a relaxed and enjoyable time in Hokkaido.

Mashike Riverside Park Fees  

It's FREE to enter and explore Mashike Riverside Park. It's also FREE to pitch a tent and use the barbeque facility. 
However, the other facilities need to be reserved in advance and have corresponding fees like the following:

Park Golf Course - 200 yen per person (equipment rental and scorecard included)
Tennis Court - Adult 640 yen/hour and Children 420 yen/hour
Auto Camping - 2000 yen/night without power supply and 4000 yen/night with power supply.

For reservations and inquiries, contact Mashike Town Hall Commerce and Tourism Division at 164-53-3332. 

Mashike Riverside Park Operating Hour

Mashike Riverside Park is open 24 hours from late April to mid-October. The facilities are open 10AM -5PM.

Why visit Mashike Riverside Park?

Mashike Riverside Park is one of the best places in Hokkaido for camping. Aside from the relaxing view, visitors can also try out the different facilities here like the golf course and the tennis court. In short, it's a perfect weekend getaway. 

Getting to Mashike Riverside Park

Commuting to Mashike became less convenient after the closure of the JR Mashike Line. Regardless, tourists can still ride the bus to Mashike from Rumoi City. 

Here is the link to the timetable, fare, and bus stops of the Engan Bus that ply the Mashike route and back. 👉 Engan Bus Rumoi - Mashike 👈




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