The Tokachi Mainichi Newspaper Group has positioned tourism promotion as one of its management philosophy since its foundation. We propose tourist several tourism in Tokachi following the demand in each time and implement them, such as the development of Tokachigawa Onsen (Hot Spring), the opening of urban hotels, the hosting of one of the largest fireworks event in Japan and the promotion of garden tourism.
One of the largest fireworks event in Japan with spectacular performances attracting 200,000 spectators.
This event is held on the Tokachi River banks on August 13 every year. It is a highly entertaining fireworks show that combines the latest fireworks with sounds and laser beams as well as special effects like pillars of flames using digital control technology. It has grown into one of the largest fireworks event in Japan – featuring about 20,000 fireworks and attracting approximately 200,000 spectators – as evidenced by its 8th position in Yahoo Japan's Pyrotechnician-recommended fireworks event ranking in 2014.
The event is live-streamed via video sharing websites such as Ustream and Niconico, and had a combined viewer of 60,000 on these two channels in 2014.
A sightseeing route covering eight gardens designed to fit climate and scenery in Hokkaido.
The Hokkaido Garden Pass connects gardens for tourist in Tokachi and Kamikawa subprefectures. The region has come to attract around 500,000 tourists every year thanks to the expansion of the expressway network. The Tokachi Mainichi Newspaper Group’s Tokachi Millennium Forest in Shimizu Town is an inaugural member of the Hokkaido Garden Pass, which has attracted a lot of people as a new trend of regional tourism.
Tokachi Millennium Forest hosted the Hokkaido Garden Show in 2012. In November of the same year, it received the Grand Award of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) in the UK. In 2015, Tokachi Millennium Forest hosted events in collaboration with the Hokkaido Garden Show 2015 Daisetsu, which was held in Asahikawa and elsewhere.
Creating world-leading facilities, offering services those meet the needs of tourists.
Tokachigawa Onsen Daiichi Hotel in Otofuke Town and Hokkaido Hotel in Obihiro City play a main role in Kachimai's Tourism Group. Daiichi Hotel consists of Hosyu-tei, Toyo-tei and Sanyoan, offering guests tailor-made service.
A recent accommodation survey conducted by JTB Corporation (the largest travel agency in Japan) from April 2013 to March 2014 gave Hosyu-tei a high evaluation with 97 (overall points) out of 100. Meanwhile, Sanyoan received 1-Star in the Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2012.
A historic hotel in Obihiro was renovated and re-opened as Hokkaido Hotel. It hosts a variety of conventions,including international conferences. Our goal is to become a representative hotel in Hokkaido.