Last weekend I went on a two day bus tour of Tokachi, organised by a Sapporo tour company called Hokkaido Travel Island Travel.
They have a department that arranges small group tours for foreigners in Hokkaido, and this was a Monitor tour for a program they will offer next year.
Four foreigners joined the weekend - we were from Britain, Australia, Iran and Poland - and we were taken around by a minibus driver and an English-speaking guide (she is a Pera Pera Hokkaido fan!).
We were asked to give our opinions about the tour and help promote it on social media.
Beautiful Tokachi - specially last weekend. We went to Michishita Hironaga Farm, near Obihiro for a farm visit - and we saw how the Chinese Yams or Nagai-imo are harvested. They gave us a delicious lunch at the farm, sitting in the green house with Tokachi Wine and healthy food.
Later we drove to Ikeda and visited the Tokachi Winery. Tour of the wine cellars and wine tasting. Very delicious.
You can see it was hard work....