Location of Mashike in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)|
|• Total||369.64 km2 (142.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Mashike is a small but charming town. Its main distinction is the sake brewery Kunimare, which is very well known throughout Hokkaido. Mashike also has several fruit farms, and it is easy to buy directly from the farmers.
Mashike has a small ski resort, with only 2 lifts, although it is the biggest one in Rumoi District. Driving further up into the mountains from the ski resort is Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National Park and Mt. Shokanbetsu (1491 meters). Camping facilities are available in the park.
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