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Tokachi Hills grand opening celebration event “GARDEN PICNIC 2016”

十勝ヒルズグランドオープンフェスタ「GARDEN PICNIC 2016」  
Tokachi Hills celebrated its grand opening on July 9 and 10. They held the event “GRAND PICNIC,” people enjoyed a great weekend with great food in an environment with flowers and greens.


Tokachi Hills grand opening celebration “GARDEN PICNIC 2016”

“Tokachi Hills”, located in Makubetu-Cho Nakagawa-Gun Hokkaido, celebrated its grand opening on July 9 and 10. Some people may wonder, “hadn’t Tokachi Hills already opened?”. In fact, Tokachi Hills has been planning and constructing restaurants, shops, and gardens for seven years. 

And finally finished! So “GARDEN PICNIC”, which was held for two days, was intended to show the fully completed construction of Tokachi Hills.

Workshops were walk-in and first-come-first registered basis

There are full of flowers and greens in Tokachi Hills, the venue of this event! People can enjoy however they want; picnic, reading books or chatting. Many workshops were held as well.
For example, how about making soy sauce using equipment exists everywhere and crops that are naturally farmed in Tokachi?

木村秋則自然栽培研究会による、しょうゆづくり▲Soy sauce making workshop by Akinori Kimura Society for Natural Framing. 

Everything looked interesting! 

ワークショップ「多肉植物の寄植え」( 十勝ヒルズガーデナーチーム)▲Workshop “Group Planting of Succulent Plants” (Tokachi Hills Gardener Team). You can group plant succulent plants that are popular for interior decor. 

ワークショップ「ガーデンツールのお手入れ」(momiji)▲Workshop “How to Maintenance Your Gardening Tools” (momiji). You can learn how to use and maintenance your gardening tools. 

ワークショップ「アウトドアクッキング」(snowpeak)▲Workshop “Outdoor Cooking” (snowpeak). Experience harvesting at Hills Farm and make outdoor food using snowpeak products. 


Delicious Tokachi Food 

Special food area was dedicated to providing all the delicious stuff in Tokachi. The theme was “Tokachi food to eat in the garden”, various menus such as vegetables, meat, fish, cheese and sweets were provided. Delicious beer and drinks were available as well.

チーズ工房 NEEDS▲Cheese Factory NEEDS provided original pizza using Niita Farm’s fresh cheese, which has 100 years of history. 
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トヨニシファーム▲Toyonishi Farm provided delicious “Toyonishi Beef” grew on their own farm. Freshly baked skew was provided with special Toyonishi sauce.
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十勝トテッポ工房▲Tokachi Toteppo Factory is the famous sweets shop using ingredients from Tokachi. They provided freshly baked crepes with full of whip cream from Tokachi.
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ピクニックビアガーデン▲Picnic Beer Garden. The bar counter offered Hokkaido limited SAPPORO CLASSIC and other drinks.


Restaurant in the garden, garden music, and carriage of bamba races

The restaurant “Viz” in the garden features the head chef Moldovan Victor. Special menu mixed Tokachi and Hungary was provided. 

ガーデン内にあるレストランヴィーズ▲Restaurant Viz in the garden.

Other than that, there were also garden music, carriage of bamba races, and “Gluck Zakka Market” which was popular in Sapporo was first held in Tokachi. 

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