The Temiya Line: Hokkaido’s First Railway – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

The Temiya Line was the first railway line established in Hokkaido. The rails that made up this line regularly transported coal, herring, and kelp, and played an important role in the economic development of the region. After being abandoned in 1985, equipment like the tracks and crossing gates were left standing. These relics of a bygone era are currently being maintained as the “Former Temiya Line Site,” and are made for a nostalgic stroll.

Former Temiya Line

1-15-14 Ironai, Otaru, Hokkaido