Obihiro, Hokkaido

Obihiro (Japanese帯 広 市, -shi) is a city in the Japanese sub-prefecture of Tokachi in the center of the island of Hokkaidō.

The city is the seat of the 5th Division of the Japanese ground self-defense forces. In addition, the city is the venue of the Japanese rally championships.

History

The appointment was for Shi on April 1, 1933.

Traffic

  • Obihiro Hiroo highway
  • National road 38, 236, 241

The Doto Expressway also has the runs Obihiro and Otofuke- Obihiro, however, are located in the municipality of Memuro or Otofuke.

Twinning

  • United States Madison (Wisconsin )
  • United States Seward (Alaska), since 1968

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Shinobu Aota, curler
  • Natsuki Ikezawa (* 1945), writer and translator
  • Kotomi Ishizaki ( born 1979 ), curler
  • Miyuki Nakajima, Musician
  • Hiroyasu Shimizu ( born 1974 ), speed skaters

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Niikappu
  • Hidaka ( Hokkaido )
  • Makubetsu
  • Otofuke
  • Memuro
  • Sarabetsu
  • Nakasatsunai
  • Biratori