Access
& Sightseeing

Access & Sightseeing

Approx. 3 hours drive from Sapporo.
Approx 15 minutes drive from JR Maruseppu Station /
Asahikawa Monbestu Espressway Maruseppu IC.
Maure Villa: A spa resort nestled in a still forest.
Enjoy a relaxing time in the world of nature in Engaru,
with its typically Hokkaidan sweeping landscape views.

Maure Villa

Maure Villa

172, Maruseppukamimurii, Engaru-cho, Mombetsu-gun, Hokkaido 099-0213
TEL:+81-158-47-2170 
FAX:+81-158-47-3117

By Car

  • Approx. 3 hour from Sapporo City
  • Approx. 2 hours from Asahikawa Airport
  • Approx. 1 hour 10 minute from Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport
  • Approx. 2 hour Memanbetsu Airport

By Train

  • Approx 35 minute drive from JR Engaru Station
  • Approx. 15 minute drive from JR Maruseppu Station

MAP

A free transportation service to the hotel from the nearest train station/bus terminal is available (advance reservation is required)

Access

By Car

By Car

New Chitose Airport

  • Asahikawa-Mombetsu Jidoshado expressway Maruseppu Interchange Bound for Engaru on National Road 333 Approx. 3 hours
  • Maure Villa

Asahikawa Airport

  • Asahikawa-Mombetsu Jidoshado expressway Maruseppu Interchange Bound for Engaru on National Road 333 Approx. 2 hours
  • Maure Villa

Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport

  • Okhotsk Line Bound for Engaru on National Road 333 Approx. 1 hours 10minute
  • Maure Villa

Memambetsu Airport

  • Bihoro By-pass Bound for Engaru on National Road 333 Approx. 2 hours
  • Maure Villa
Parking Lot
65 cars (Complimentary, no advance reservation is required)

By Public Transport

by Public Transport

New Chitose Airport

  • Rapid Train "Airport"Approx. 40 minute
  • JR Sapporo Station
  • Express Bus "Engaru-go"
    (Advance reservation is required)
    Approx. 3 hours
  • JR Maruseppu Station
  • Car or Free Transportation ServiceApprox. 15 minute
  • Maure Villa

Asahikawa Airport

  • Bus to Asahikawa AirportApprox. 40 minute
  • Asahikawa Station
  • Asahikawa Station Express Train
    "Taisetsu-go" bound for Abashiri
    Approx. 1 hours 25minute
  • JR Maruseppu Station
  • Car or Free Transportation ServiceApprox. 15 minute
  • Maure Villa

Memambetsu Airport

  • Limousine BusApprox. 42 minute
  • JR Kitami Station
  • Express train "Okhotsk-go" bound for SapporoApprox. 1 hours 21minute
  • JR Maruseppu Station
  • Car or Free Transportation ServiceApprox. 15 minute
  • Maure Villa

A free transportation service to the hotel from the nearest train station such as Maruseppu or Engaru / the nearest bus terminal is available
(advance reservation is required)

Sightseeing

MAURE VILLA Area Map

MAURE VILLA Area Map

Sightseeings near Maure Villa

Sightseeing Sites

  • Green Season
  • Winter Season
Green Season
  • Engaru-cho Maruseppu Forest Park

    Engaru-cho Maruseppu Forest Park

    2 minute drive from Maure Villa

    There are railways for the steam locomotive "Amemiya 21-go", the local museum, the camping site and some playground equipments.

  • Maruseppu Insectarium

    Maruseppu Insectarium

    2 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Several types of insect are displayed here, from those living in Maruseppu to domestic and international insect breeds. Southern butterflies flutter gracefully throughout the year in the Butterfly Plaza.

  • Ohira Plateau

    Ohira Plateau

    20 minute drive from Maure Villa

    A grand 360º panorama can be seen from atop the Ohira plateau. Enjoy sweeping landscapes typical to Hokkaido. On a clear evening, the sky glitters with stars.

  • Cha Cha World

    Cha Cha World

    40 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Over 10,000 wooden toys gathered from all over the world are displayed here. The museum also features a gallery of shadow puppet work by master Seiji Fujishiro. Fun for the young and the young at heart.

  • Gambo Rock

    Gambo Rock

    Approx. 35 minutes drive from Maure Villa

    The symbol of the town of Engaru, this giant rock stands 78m tall and has been selected as one of the 100 Natural Wonders of Hokkaido. Enjoy great landscape views in the observatory atop the rock.

  • Maruseppu Fujien

    Maruseppu Fujien

    Approx. 20 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Over 200 hanging wisteria roots are planted in this garden, which enjoys its reputation as the top wisteria garden in Hokkaido. The Maruseppu Fuji Matsuri (wisteria festival) is held on the first Sunday in June every year.

  • Yamabiko falls

    Yamabiko falls

    Approx 8 minute drive from Maure Villa

    A waterfall with a 28m drop. Since visitors can walk around the rear side of the waterfall, it is also known as the Urami (rear-view) Waterfall.

  • Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park

    Taiyo-no-Oka Engaru Park

    Approx. 40 minute drive from Maure Villa

    This park is Japan’s largest cosmos flower garden, with over 10 million cosmos flowers blooming over its massive 10ha area. From May to June, flowers like moss phlox, various types of azaleas, and tulips will begin to bloom.

Winter Season
  • Yamabiko falls

    Yamabiko falls

    Approx 8 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Guests can enjoy the ethereal sight of the massive waterfall, frozen solid. There is also a night tour (with the waterfall lit up).

    ※The roads are blocked during the winter season and open only for the tourist events.

  • Dogsledding Activity

    Dogsledding Activity

    Approx. 45 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Run around the Engaru Shiratakikogen Campground in a dogsled, an adventure you won’t find outside of Hokkaido.

  • CAT(snow mobile) Ski Tour

    CAT(snow mobile) Ski Tour

    Approx. 50 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Enjoy Hokkaido’s powder snow in the open barn and rest areas around Shiratakikogen.

  • Maruseppu Insectarium

    Maruseppu Insectarium

    2 minute drive from Maure Villa

    Several types of insect are displayed here, from those living in Maruseppu to domestic and international insect breeds. Southern butterflies flutter gracefully throughout the year in the Butterfly Plaza.

Maure Memorial Museum

Maure
Memorial
Museum

Making use of Maruseppu’s closed schools, this themed museum was created with the help of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the World. The museum features artwork from mouth and foot artists throughout the world, a collection of over 200 rare butterflies from the world over, and Buddha statues.

PeriodJuly 24, 2018~October 21, 2018
Opening Hours09:00 a.m.~05:00 p.m.
Days closedEvery Tuesday (Tuesday is open until the end of August)
Admission feefor free

Maure Memorial Museum

Maure Memorial Museum

Renewal Open

Through the current renovations, the old gymnasium has been turned into a gallery space, enabling it to comfortably house the museum’s entire collection.
Appreciating creative artworks, seeped in nostalgia, filled with curiosity... Spend a relaxing, healing time in Maruseppu’s natural surroundings.