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This is a two-day down-river trip, but I’m adding this extra day here because realistically, it took us the better part of a day getting from Sapporo to Pirika Dam, dropping the canoes off, getting the car to the end point, and busing back to the dam. I was impressed with the bus service from the Setana-kawajiri (瀬棚川尻) bus stop (here), there were buses heading for the dam at 5:47am, 6:21am, 7:53am, 9:31am, 11:35am, 2:24pm, 4:07pm, and 6:34pm. Important: you need to tell the driver you want to go to Pirika Onsen. If you don’t the bus won’t go there, as it is a bit of a detour.
Blog post: 2019 Shiribeshi-Toshibetsu River – Day 1
Accommodation: Pirika Dam Park (ピリカダム公園)
Onsen: Pirika Onsen (ピリカ温泉) | 400yen | 1.3km from accommodation