From Nanae, the major city of Sapporo is approximately 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the north.
The area around Nanae is brimming with sights and attractions, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to still-undiscovered gems. Interesting places in the vicinity of Nanae are Esashi, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east, and Muroran, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest.
Experience a little local culture with a little sunshine and fresh air at the region's fascinating farms, open-air markets and gardens. If the weather keeps you indoors, plan a trip to Hokkaido's history museums, nature museums and art museums.
If you love to get wet, plan to enjoy some watersports. Rafting is popular and another great activity is canoeing. Winter is a great time to spend time in this area. Pull on your woollens and have a go at the wintersports here. Try skiing or snowboarding.
Enjoy the Hokkaido culture by visiting the region's restaurants. Common ingredients in this area are sea urchin and squid. Ishikari nabe (salmon and vegetable stew) and ruibe (sliced raw salmon) are two much-loved dishes sure to delight visitors' palates with a true taste of Hokkaido.
You'll never want to say "Sayōnara" (farewell) to this special part of the world.