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Map of Shibetsu (Kamikawa)
Not to be confused with Shibetsu (標津).

Shibetsu (士別) is a small city in Kamikawa, Hokkaido. Breeding of Suffolk sheep is undertaken here.


Tourist Information Site[edit]

The local tourist association has a Japanese-only guide site.

Get in[edit]

Location of Shibetsu in Kamikawa subpref.

By plane[edit]

About 1hr 30min by car away to Asahikawa Airport.

By train[edit]

JR Soya Main Line runs through in the city from Asahikawa to Wakkanai. Limited Express "Soya" and "Sarobetsu" from Sapporo to Wakkanai, they stop the Shibetsu Station.

By bus[edit]

Highway bus service "Highway Nayoro" (高速なよろ号), it runs through from Sapporo to Nayoro with 4-5 round trips per day. About 3 hr and ¥2650 fare from/to Sapporo. There are other bus services operated by Dohoku Bus, from Asahikawa to Nayoro with 12 round trips per day.

By car[edit]

Hokkaido expwy runs from Sapporo to Shibetsu-Kenbuchi IC. There are plans to extend Nayoro.

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

JR Soya Main Line passes through in the city. There are 4 stations from south to north,

  • 1 Shibetsu Station (士別駅), 8chome, Nishi3,. Central city. Limited Express stops. Shibetsu Station (Q900999) on Wikidata Shibetsu Station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Tayoro Station (多寄駅), Tayoro-cho,. Tayoro Station (Q901451) on Wikidata Tayoro Station on Wikipedia
  • 3 Mizuho Station (瑞穂駅), 31sen, Tayoro-cho,. Mizuho Station (Q901438) on Wikidata Mizuho Station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

Shibetsu Kido operates local bus service in the around Shibetsu. There is also a Shibetsu Hire office in front of the station.


  • 1 Sheep and cloud hill (Hitsuji-to-Kumo-no-oka, 羊と雲の丘), 5351, Nisishibetsu-cho (about 10 min by car from Shibetsu station), +81 165 22 2991, fax: +81 165 22 2447. Dude ranch for Suffolk sheep which features a shop and restaurant. Sheep and cloud hill (Q118540756) on Wikidata
  • 2 Iwaonai Dam (岩尾内湖), Iwaonai, Asahi-cho (about 40 min by car from Shibetsu station). A dammed lake on the Teshio River, where beautiful scenery can be admired throughout the day. Iwaonai Dam (Q22117949) on Wikidata


  • 1 Mount Teshio (天塩岳). The highest peak in the Kitami Mountains. There are well-maintained trails. Mount Teshio (Q6924093) on Wikidata Mount Teshio on Wikipedia


  • 1 Roadside station Shibetsu (道の駅 羊のまち 侍・しべつ 道北), +81 165-26-7353. Deals with souvenirs from the Shibetsu region. It has a restaurant and a bus stop for express buses. Roadside station Shibetsu (Q109358061) on Wikidata


Sheep cuisine is provided at the hotels and restaurants in the city.

  • Hills of Sheep and Cloud (Hitsuji-to-Kumo-no-oka, 羊と雲の丘), 5351, Nisishibetsu-cho. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant here provides a lot of lamb-based meals in various cuisines Jinngisukan-don (popular Hokkaido meal with grill-yourself mutton and vegetables) ¥980, Lamb set meal ¥2000, etc..
  • 1 Tanuki-ya (たぬきや食堂), 西2条8-708 (Front of Shibetsu station), +81 165-23-2322. noodle shop - soba, udon and ramen.


  • 1 Gamu (芽夢), Oh-dori higashi 8 (about 10 min by walk from Shibetsu station), +81 165-22-1428. 9:00~21:00; closed Tu. parfait \680~, coffee \450~.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Shibetsu
WakkanaiNayoro  N  S  Asahikawa
END  N  S  AsahikawaTakikawa

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