• Tourists thoroughly enjoying the all-you-can-eat at Melon Terrace

    All-you-can-eat Yubari melon is being offered at two locations in the city of Yubari, and garnering high praise. Melon Terrace mainly serves individual customers, and has received 1,500 customers i...

  • A pair of premium melons in Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido fetched a price of 2.7 million yen ($24,800) in this year's first auction on Monday, about 23 times higher than the winning bid of last year.

  • On September 6, Yubari City's Kashima area hosted its first walking event. That area is now underneath water in a dam lake at Yubari Shuparo Dam. When the lake waterline drops during the dry summer season, the sunken area emerges from the lake bottom. The walking event took advantage of this, attracting about 1,600 visitors from Yubari City and out-of-town to get a close-up look at ruins such as a bridge at the Former Mitsubishi Oyubari Railway.