To cast your eyes on pastures as far as the eye can see, head to the Okibosochi Bokujo in Toyotomi, located just south of Japan’s northernmost city of Wakkanai. As you stand looking out at the sea of green, imagine that what is visible only represents a small portion of the unfathomable total area of 1,500 hectares. Thousands of dairy cows are set out to pasture between May and October, given the freedom to roam the hilly green expanse as they please. As you walk through this dreamlike pastoral scene, why not settle down for a nice picnic of local foods? There, in nature’s expansive green embrace, take in your peaceful surroundings, and give thanks for the beautiful land that sits beneath you.
Toyotomi-cho, Teshio-gun, Hokkadio