The South Hokkaido Isaribi Railway is a popular local train that runs the 38-kilometer of the coast from Goryokaku Station in Hakodate to Kikonai Station. Kick back and watch the coast of the Tsugaru Strait roll by on this leisurely hour-long ride. Why not stop at stations along the way and explore lesser-known spots to continue your Hokkaido adventure? Get off at Oshima-Tobetsu Station, for instance, and check out the Tobetsu Trappist Monastery. Constructed in 1896, this is the first Trappistine Catholic monastery ever established in Japan and a sight not to be missed. Discover other sites as you ride the rails!