Tsurui Dosanko Ranch

A place for horse lovers

The Tsurui Dosanko Ranch offers horse trekking tours with Dosanko, a breed of horse indigenous to Hokkaido. Since its establishment in 1995, the ranch has become a popular spot for horse lovers looking to meet Dosanko horses at any time of the year.

What are Dosanko horses?

The Dosanko’s official name in Japanese is “Hokkaido Washuba”. It is one of the rare species of horse that is native to Japan. Dosanko horses were important companions during Hokkaido’s pioneering age, being commonly used for carrying loads and doing farm work. They have relatively small but stocky bodies and a gentle temperament, making them popular steeds for children or horse-riding beginners.

The Dosanko horses at Tsurui Dosanko Ranch are free to roam the fields all day long and all year round, even during the hot summers and cold winters. The popular horse trekking tours are also available all year, so you can ride in and around the Kushiro Marsh to see its natural scenery throughout the seasons.

Enjoy a long stay at the ranch

The Center House in the ranch includes a café and guest rooms for lodging, so visitors can relax after a day of riding or even stay for several nights. In winter, you can spend a luxurious time watching the horses through a large window while enjoying the warmth of a wood-burning stove at the café.

1-Day Course (5 hours, reservation required)
Time: 9:00-14:00 (meeting time 8:30)
Fee: 17,000 yen
Age limit: 12 to 65 years (up to 69 years for experienced riders)
Weight limit: approx. 90 kg

Half-Day Course (2 hours, reservation required)
Time: 9:00-11:00 (meeting time 8:30)
         12:00-14:00 (meeting time 11:30)
         15:00-17:00 (meeting time 14:30) *available only from Apr 1 to Sep 25
Fee: 9,000 yen
Age limit: 10 to 65 years (up to 69 years for experienced riders)
 *Children below 12 should be accompanied by an adult
Weight limit: approx. 90 kg

Lead Rein Ride (no reservation required)
Fee: 1,100 yen
 *We may be unable to accept guests with no reservation if the rides are fully booked. Please confirm by phone in advance.
 *Rides may be cancelled or moved indoors depending on the weather.

45-Minute Course (no reservation required)
Includes a basic horseback riding lesson and a short ride on the pasture.
Fee: 4,500 yen
Age limit: 10 to 65 years (up to 69 years for experienced riders)
 *Children below 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

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