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Small White Flowers with About 6 mm Are Covered with Japan's Largest Buckwheat Fields of 3,200 ha Exhaustively -Buckwheat Field in Horokanai-

August 21st, 2014

Neighborhood of Horokanai Buckwheat Fields

Horokanai (幌加内) is one of the most coldest town in Japan and has recorded -41.2 degrees Celsius in the past. It is a heavy snow fall region, and snow cover with the ground exhaustively. However, that is a winter. The ground is covered with pure white buckwheat flowers exhaustively in a summer. Therefore viewing spots that tourists can admire buckwheat flowers are specified. There are 4 famous viewing spots, Soba-no-Hana Observatory (ソバの花展望台), Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills (白銀の丘), Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills (純白の丘) and Shirojutan-no-Hatake (白絨毯の畑 * Fields of the White Carpet). Total planted area is the largest area of 3,200 ha in Japan, and the amount of production is the most producer of 2,900 ton in Japan, and the buckwheats have the most high quality in Japan, too. The buckwheat flowers are in full bloom from late July to mid August. In addition, Horokanai Buckwheat Noodles are very tasty, too, and I ate those at Seiichi (せい一) and Yauemon (八右ヱ門).

Handemade Horokanai Buckwheat Boodles
Horokanai Seiichi

Soba-no-Hana Observatory

Soba-no-Hana Observatory is located along the National Route 275 and has only sightseeing facilities in the 4 viewing spots of the buckwheat fields. A observatory is built, too, and tourists can look over buckwheat flowers in Seiwa dictrict. Soba Museum (そば博物館), Soba Shrine (そば神社), a buckwheat noodles restraunt, a parking lot and a restroom are established, and the Horokanai buckwheat noodles or a soft serve icecream can be eaten at Kitamura buckwheat noodles restraunt. A gazebo is built on the buckwheat fields, and there is the only viewing spot that tourists can enter the buckwheat fields. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Handmade Observatory
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Arbor on Buckwheat Fields
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Small Buckwheat Flowers Bloom Innumerably
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Photographer and Buckwheat Fields
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Soba Shrine and Soba Museum
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Combine and Tractor Are Displayed, too
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Visitors Can Enter Driver's Seat Freely
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai
Kitamura Buckwheat Noodles Restraunt
Soba-no-Hana Observatory in Horokanai

When I read Tweets, Soba-no-Hana Observatory seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Soba-no-Hana Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Soba-no-Hana Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours * Buckwheat noodles restraunt 11:00-14:00
Regular closing day Open all year round * Buckwheat noodles restraunt From late August to mid July
Telephone number +81-165-35-2380
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 701 858 851*36

Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills

Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills are a viewing spot that tourists can look over buckwheat flowers in Shinnariue district. There is no facility. Visitors stop their cars on the road shoulder, and admire the buckwheat flowers blooming on gentle hills. Admission free.

Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai
Magnificent Scene
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai
Both Sides of Buckwheat Fields along Road
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai
North Side of Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills in Horokanai

When I read Tweets, Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills seem to be popular.

Atmosphere of Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hakugin-no-Oka (Silver) Hills

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot parking lot is not provided
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-165-35-2380
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 701 226 440*28

Shirojutan-no-Hatake (Silver White Carpet Fields)

Shirojutan-no-Hatake (Silver White Carpet Fields) is a viewing point that tourists can look over buckwheat flowers in Shinnariue district and are located along Japanese national route 275. The tourists turn off and a cemetery catch our eyes, and a side road changes a gravel road on the way. A scenery is nice there. But many bee fly, beware of bee. There is no facility. Visitors stop their cars on the road shoulder, and admire the buckwheat flowers blooming. Admission free.

Shirojutan-no-Hatake (Silver White Carpet Fields)
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields and Solitary House
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Both Sides of Buckwheat Fields along Side Road
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Road Changes Gravel Road on Way
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Shirojutan-no-Hatake(Silver White Carpet Fields) in Horokanai

When I read Tweets, Shirojutan-no-Hatake(White Carpet Fields) seem to be popular.

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is not provided
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-165-35-2380
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 701 167 677*86

Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills

Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills are a viewing point that tourists can look over buckwheat flowers in Shinnariue district and are located along Japanese national route 275. There is a parking lot and a bench, and visitors can stop their cars freely there. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills
Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills in Horokanai
I Look over Buckwheat Flowers
Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills in Horokanai
Buckwheat Fields
Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills in Horokanai
Parking Lot
Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills in Horokanai

When I read Tweets, Junpaku-no-Oka(Snow-white) Hills seem to be popular.

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-165-35-2380
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 701 168 555*25

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Horokanai.

Yoshinoya Ryokan(吉野家旅館)      
Chirorinmura(チロリン村)      

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