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Yubari (夕張) is a city in Sorachi, Hokkaido.


It is a city that relied on coal mining. With a decline in coal demand, the mines closed in 1980s and the population shrunk from a peak of 120,000 down to about 8,000 remaining.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Take a bus from Shin-Yūbari Station or Hokkaido Chuo Bus from Sapporo.

Get around[edit]



  • Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
  • 1 Mount Racey Ski Area, 2 Chome-4 Suehiro, +81 123 57 7766. Ski resort. Day pass at ¥5,100 for adults and ¥3,100 for child.


Yubari is famous for the Yubari Melon. They are sold for about ¥1000 per melon.


  • 1 バリー屋台, 1 Chome-81 Suehiro (Across from the old JR Yubari station), +81 123 52 0230. Ramen restaurant.
  • 2 Izakaya restaurant, 3 Chome-71 Honcho, +81 123-52-2670. M-Sa 17:30-23:00; Su 17:30-21:00.
  • 3 Nonkiya, 1 Chome-52 Honcho (Walk 15 mins north from old Yubari train station). F-W 11:30-14:30. Ramen restaurant. ¥600 (as of 2018).



The only hotel in the city, Hotel Mount Racey, announced "temporarily" closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19. It has not reopened since.


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Routes through Yubari
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