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

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 "Super 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 2 hr 50 min and ¥2650 fare from/to Sapporo.

There are other bus services operated by Dohoku Bus [formerly dead link], 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.
  • 2 Shimoshibetsu Station (下士別駅), Shimoshibetsu-cho,.
  • 3 Tayoro Station (多寄駅), Tayoro-cho,.
  • 4 Mizuho Station (瑞穂駅), 31sen, Tayoro-cho,.

By bus[edit]

Shibetsu Kido operates local bus service in the around Shibetsu.


  • 1 [dead link] Hills of Sheep and Cloud (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 cuisine is provided at the hotels and restaurants in the city.

  • [dead link] Hills of Sheep and Cloud (Hitsuji-to-Kumo-no-oka, 羊と雲の丘), 5351, Nisishibetsu-cho. The restaurant in the dude ranch. To provide a lamb (mutton) variety of cuisines. Jinngisukan-don (dish with mutton and vegetables bowl) ¥980, Lamb set meal ¥2000, etc..



  • 1 Lake Iwaonai Shirakaba Campsite (岩尾内湖白樺キャンプ場), Iwaonai, Asahi-cho,, +81 165 28-2880. Campsite is located on the shore of the dan lake "Lake Iwaonai". Open period May - Oct. Free..
  • 2 Shibetsu City Cycling Terninal (士別市サイクリングターミナル), 1, Higashi7, Kita9, (2km away to Shibetsu station.), +81 1652 2 3822. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. Located in Tsukumo Suigo Park, which features a free camp ground. There are 50 rental bikes, Stay +2 meals ¥6400+..
  • 3 Shibetsu Grand Hotel (士別グランドホテル), 8chome, Nishi3, (15-min walk to Shibetsu station), +81 165 23 1234. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. Inntbe central city. Stay only ¥5500+, breakfast ¥1000+, dinner ¥2000+..


Go next[edit]

Routes through Shibetsu
WakkanaiNayoro  N JR Soya icon.png S  AsahikawaJR Hakodate icon.png
END  N Hokkaido Expwy Route Sign.svg S  AsahikawaTakikawa

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