How to get to Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park

By bus from Abashiri

If you wish to use public transport from Abashiri Station to Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park, take a bus to Higashimokoto (stops in front of the bus company). From there to the park it's about 10 minutes by taxi.
* There is no public transportation that goes all the way to the direct vicinity of the park.

Bus

Bus timetable for Abashiri Station ↔ Higashimokoto

  Abashiri Station   Abashiri Bus Center   Higashimokoto
Every day 8:45 8:51 9:30
Every day 11:15 11:21 12:00
Weekdays only 14:00 14:06 14:45
Sat/Sun/Holidays only 14:10 14:16 14:55
Weekdays only 16:30 16:36 17:15
Sat/Sun/Holidays only 17:20 17:26 18:05
Weekdays only 18:30 18:36 19:15
  Higashimokoto   Abashiri Bus Center   Abashiri Station
Every day 7:30 8:10 8:25
Every day 10:00 10:40 10:45
Every day 13:00 13:40 13:45
Weekdays only 15:00 15:40 15:45
Sat/Sun/Holidays only 16:00 16:40 16:45
Weekdays only 17:30 18:10 18:15

Bus operator: Abashiri Kanko Kotsu Co., Ltd. Tel: 0152-66-2511

Shibazakura season-only free shuttle service to and from Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park

This free shuttle to and from the park is only in-service while the shibazakura tress blossom.

Service period: May 13 (Sat) - May 28 (Sun)
* Reservation required.
* Available only to passengers taking the bus listed above.

From Higashimokoto to Shibazakura Park

Weekdays
  • 9:30
  • 12:00
  • 14:45
Sat/Sun/Holidays
  • 9:30
  • 12:00

From Shibazakura Park to Higashimokoto

Weekdays
  • 12:30
  • 14:30
  • 17:00
Sat/Sun/Holidays
  • 12:30
  • 15:30

Reservations must be made with Abashiri Kanko Kotsu Co., Ltd. at: 0152-66-2511

  • * Please reserve no later than 16:30 on the day prior to boarding.
  • * No personnel present with proficiency in English.
  • * If making a reservation was unsuccessful due to a language barrier, you might still be able to ride the shuttle if you contact the driver or staff at the bus company prior to boarding.
  • * Operates on a first-come-first-served basis, due to limited capacity.

By taxi or rental car from Abashiri

It takes about 30 minutes by car from Abashiri Station. Expect about 10,000 JPY for a one-way taxi ride.

Getting to Abashiri

By airplane:

From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Memanbetsu Airport: approx. 1 hour and 45 min
From New Chitose Airport to Memanbetsu Airport: approx. 45 min
From Memanbetsu Airport to Abashiri Station: approx. 30 min by bus

By train (JR):

 Express train from Sapporo to Abashiri: approx. 5 hours and 30 min

By intercity bus:

 From Sapporo to Abashiri: approx. 6 hours

Beware

* There are no hotels in Higashimokoto.

If you plan to visit Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park, we recommend booking a hotel in Abashiri.