Hokkaido is brimming with sights and attractions, from firmly-established, must-see spots to hidden gems that still await discovery. Places in the vicinity of Teshikaga are Nakashibetsu, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and Memanbetsu, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.
Ask those who live in the area what they recommend seeing around Teshikaga, you'll most likely be directed to Hokkaido's fascinating open-air markets, farms and gardens. When the weather's less than perfect, fear not, Hokkaido is home to a number of popular indoor markets, history museums and nature museums, guaranteed to keep culture vultures entertained.
There are numerous ways to get into the wide open spaces in and around Teshikaga. Mountain climbing and hiking are just two ways active visitors can get their kicks. Hokkaido is a good place to get outside and make the most of winter. When temperatures drop, do as the locals do and spend the day skiing or cross-country skiing.
A way to discover the true nature of a place is by exploring the cafés and restaurants in the area. Try some dishes and strike up a conversation with local residents. Sea urchin and squid are often included as components in dishes in this area. Follow the hungry locals and enjoy ishikari nabe (salmon and vegetable stew) or ruibe (sliced raw salmon).
As your sojourn winds to a close, bid Hokkaido a teary "Sayōnara"