Obihiro Station is a representative of Obihiro city and located in southern Hokkaido. Since Obihiro city is the center of the industrial economy there are lot of passengers at Obihiro Station therefore it is a major terminal station.
Around the town is a large scale farming area. Large-scale farming businesses use agricultural machinery on the large lands. The volume of production in potatoes, wheat and beans etc. are top class in the nation. There are also many local specialty products using those ingredients. There are nationally famous confectionery companies in Obihiro city, including the head offices of Rokkatei, Ryugetsu and Cranberry. It is popular among the tourists to visit those head offices since there are products that are only available in those stores.
If you want to drive to outside the city, it is recommended to use a rental car. You will enjoy the symbolic scenery of Hokkaido Shirakaba Namiki and the land of endless horizons. You can enjoy Canoeing and rafting, snowmobile, or Segway tours in Tokachi Millennium Forest. There are many places you can experience the splendor of Hokkaido.