A dense collection of yatai (food stalls) at the center of Tokachi offers a unique glimpse into the abundant food culture of the region. Rows of closely-packed stalls create an exciting atmosphere that bustles with locals and tourists from evening until late into the night. There are 20 unique yatai, including izakayas, bars, French, Chinese, Korean, and home-style Japanese cooking. The community surrounding the yatai is a warm one, and visitors to the market can order dishes from any number of stalls even while dining at one particular shop. The open-concept layout of the yatai gives the summer nights a festive atmosphere, while heaters warm up the insides during winter. With this setup, patrons can enjoy the rich food and drinking culture of Tokachi all year round.
Kita no Yatai
8 N1 S10 , Obihiro, Hokkaido