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Furano Biei
  • July 15th, 2014
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[Furano and Biei] Hills and Flowers Create Beautiful Scenery

I introduce about the lavender on the first page, and introduce about the hills of the Biei on the second page, and introduce about Shirogane area, From the North Country, other tourist attractions, foods and onsen on the third page.

Shirogane Region

Shirogane region is located in the southeastern part of the Biei. Visiotrs arrive at the Shirogane region while seeing white birches along a gentle straight line road. Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) was famous once, but Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) have became famous sightseeing spot at present.

Shirakaba Road
Biei

Shirahige Falls

Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) are one of rare waterfalls that groundwater flow out in Japan. Flowing waterfalls looked like the white mustache, so it was named. There are Shirahige Falls near Shirogane Onsen Resort and tourists can look at those from Blue River Bridge. Read More

Shirahige Falls
Biei Shirogane Area Shirahige Waterfall

Blue Pond

Blue Pond (青い池) is a man-made pond near Shirakaba Road (白樺街道 * Hokkaido Road 966) in Shirogane district, Biei town located in the southeastern direction of Asahikawa city, and is surrounded by trees at about 500 m above sea level. The depth of water is from 2.5m to 5m. An unpaved parking lot and unpaved walks are built on the site, too. There are not a food stall and a restroom. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. The walks are rough, so you should wear comfortable shoes. Please drive slowly not to raise a thick cloud of dust on the parking lot. The Shirakaba Road is often a traffic jam on consecutive holidays or weekends. By the way, Shirogane Dam (白金ダム), Shirogane Fudo Falls (白金不動の滝), Road Station "Biei Biruke" (道の駅びえい「白金ビルケ」), Bogakudai (望岳台), Shirahiige Falls (白ひげの滝) and Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) are relatively near here. Read More

Blue Pond
Biei Shirogane Area Blue Pond

Bogakudai

Bogakudai (望岳台) is a lookout in the middle between Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) and Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) linked by Hokkaido Road 996 in Biei town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. In the Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園), There are a trailhead for Tokachidake Mountain Range, a large parking lot, walks and a shelter in the mountainside at about 930 above sea level. A observation deck is not built. The shelter built in 2016 has a resting place, too, and a restroom is provided for free, too. The walks are built around the Bogakudai, but there are some places closed to the public because a bridge is broken. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. * The road between the Bogakudai and the Shirogane Onsen is closed to traffic from mid October to mid May. Read More

Bogakudai
Biei Mt.Tokachi Obeservatory

From the North Country

Rokugo (麓郷) region is a shooting place for famous drama, "From the North Country (北の国から)", televised for 22 years from 1981. The Rokugo region that a main character, Goro Kurosaka (黒板五郎), lived in is far away from Furano Station. The distance is around 20 km. There are "Rokugo Forest (麓郷の森)", "Goro's Stone House (五郎の石の家)", "Goro's House Made of Picked up Used Things (拾ってきた家)", "Rokugo Observatoion Deck (麓郷展望台)", "Tree of Fairy Tale (メルヘンの木)". There are facilities that tourists can see only the appearances, and the visitors must pay admission to enter. All parking lots are free of charge.

Stone House
Furano Rokugo Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things

Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things

Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things is used in the TV Drama "From the North Country 2002 Leave a Will (北の国から2002遺言)". The house was made with scrap woods including a used bus and a used telephone box. Admission fee is JPY 500.

Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things
Furano Rokugo Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things
Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things
Furano Rokugo Goro's house made of picked up used things

Atmosphere of Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Goro's House Made of Picked Up Used Things

Admission fee Adult: JPY 500. Children under 6 years old: Free of charge.
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 Cars)
Business hours From late April to late November 09:00-18:00
From late November to late April 10:00-16:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-167-23-3388
Home page Home page is here
Map Code 550 798 112*20

Rokugo Forest

A log cabin that came up in the earlier work of TV Drama "From the North Country", Morino Photo Studio (森の写真館), Aya-daichikan Hallearth (彩の大地館) and Morino Tea Room (森の喫茶室) are built in the Rokugo Forest (麓郷の森). This place has rich nature, and visitors can get comfortably relaxed. Admission fee of the buildings is JPY 500. Admission fee of the forest is free of charge.

Rokugo Forest
Furano Rokugo Rokugo Forest
Log Cabin
Furano Rokugo Rokugo Forest

Atmosphere of Rokugo Forest Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Rokugo Forest

Admission fee Adult: JPY 500. Children under 6 years old: Free of charge.
Parking lot Free parking is provided (150 Cars)
Business hours From late April to September 09:00-18:00
From October to late November 09:00-17:00
From late November to late April 10:00-16:00
Regular closing day From late April to late November Everyday open
From late November to late April Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Telephone number +81-167-29-2323
Home page Home page is here
Map Code 550 830 219*54

Rokugo Observation Deck

Rokugo Observation Deck (麓郷展望台) is a viewing platform on a small hill of about 500 m elevation in Furano Jam Garden (ふらのジャム園), Rokugo, Furano city, and is located in the innermost part of the Rokugo. Here is known as a good place to view Rokugo Field, and has been chosen as one of 100 Selections of Beautiful Japanese Village Landscape (美しい日本のむら景観百選). In addition, here also was a shooting place for a famous drama, "From the North Country (北の国から)". Visitors can reach the viewing platform through an one-way paved road by cars, and can go up on foot, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Lavender Field and Bride
Rokugo Observation Deck in Furano

List of Other Tourist Attractions

The Biei and the Furano have some other tourist attractions, for example, Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス), Garden of Wind (風のガーデン), Senbo Pass (千望峠), Roller Coaster Road (ジェットコースターの道), Heart Hill Park (ハートヒルパーク) and Torinuma Park (鳥沼公園).

Roller Coaster Road
Kamifurano
Torinuma Park
Furano
Torinuma Park
Furano
Heart Hill Park
Furano
View from Heart Hill Park
Furano

Ninguru Terrace

Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス) is a popular tourist attraction at the site of New Furano Prince Hotel (新富良野プリンスホテル) in Furano, and is a village for selling original works using natural materials as a motif. 15 log houses and wooden boardwalks are built in a forest. A lot of couples and families attracted by the Ninguru Terrace such as an atmosphere of a hidden village with the warmth of the wood visit here. Very visionary night light-up and a winter scenery have a good reputation. A wedding ceremony can be held here. Admission free. A parking lot is free of chraged. Read More

Look of Ninguru Terrace
Ninguru Terrace in Furano

Senbo Pass

Senbo Pass (千望峠) is a pass along Hokkaido Road 581 in Kamifurano town located in the southeastern direction of Asahikawa city. A parking park is built at about 330 m above sea level, and is surrounded by fields. There is not a lavender field, But Senbo Pass Parking Park (千望峠駐車公園) is a little-known viewing spot that is a little away from a national route, and here is a starting point and a goal of Senbo-toge Foot Path with 10 km in total length. There are a gazebo, a parking lot and a restroom on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. It is closed in a winter. Read More

Beautiful Fields
Furano Lavender Senbo Pass

Kamigoryo Cherry Tree

Kamigoryo Cherry Tree (上御料の一本桜) is a yezo mountain cherry tree along Hokkaido Route 985 in Furano city, and is near Furano Ski Resort and Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス). At the pasture, only the cherry tree against Mt. Furano Nishidake (富良野西岳) looks beautiful, so it is famous as a good place to see cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Visitors are not allow to enter the pasture because the pasture is a private land. A parking lot and a restroom are not provided. You should watch out for cars because visibilty is poor on the road. Read More

Kamigoryo Cherry Tree
Kamigoryo Cherry Tree in Furano

University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest Lined Cherry Trees

University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest Lined Cherry Trees (東大演習林樹木園桜並木) is a good place to see cherry blossoms in Furano city, and is near Lake Nakayama (かなやま湖). About 300 Yezo Mountain Cherry Trees are planted alng National Route 38 beside University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest (東大演習林樹木園), and a lot of visitors come in cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Although its name suggests, ordinary visitors enjoy cherry blossoms without entering the University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest. By the way, the University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest is allowed to enter for individuals only without an advance reservation. Free of charge. Todai Enshurin Parking Lot (東大演習林駐車帯) and Todai Jumokuen Sakura Park (東大樹木園桜公園) are built along the National Route 38, and a parking lot and a public restroom are provided at the Todai Enshurin Parking Lot , so visitors can use those freely. Read More

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University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest Lined Cherry Trees
University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest Lined Cherry Trees in Furano

Asahigaoka Park

Asahigaoka Park (朝日ヶ丘公園) is a park on Mt. Namako adjacent to Asahigaoka Comprehensive Park (朝日ヶ丘総合都市公園) in Furano city in Furano Ashibetsu Prefectural Natural Park (富良野芦別道立自然公園), and is separated from the downtown of the Furano by Sorach River, and is near Furano Ski Resort and Ninguru Terrace (ニングルテラス). About 3000 Yezo Mountain Cherry Trees are planted at those parks, and those are well-known as a good place to see cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom from early May to mid May. Admission free. Parking lots are free of charge. Read More

Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park
Cherry Blossoms of Asahigaoka Park in Furano

List of Tasty Foods

In the Furano and the Biei, tasty dishes made from fresh farm products can be savored. The Furano is well-known for Wine, Melon and Omelette Curry Rice, and Biei Curry Udon (美瑛カレーうどん) is served as a local dish in the Biei. In addition, those have a lot of tasty restraunts and tasty foods. Speaking of the tasty restraunts in the Furano, Furano French (フラノフレンチ), Furano Hotel (フラノ寶亭留), Kumagera (くまげら), Furano Delice (フラノデリス) and Yuigadoxon (唯我独尊) are popular in particular, and the popular restraunts in the Kamifurano are Mansaku (まん作) and Barbecue Restaurant "Hide" (焼肉秀), and the popular restraunts in the Nakafurano are Auberge erba stella (オーベルジュ エルバステラ), Farm Restaurant Azemichi Yorimichi (ファームレストランあぜ道より道), the Farm Tomita, Yamanaka (やまなか) and Popura Farm (ポプラファーム). As for the the tasty restraunts in the Biei, Valore (バローレ), bi.ble (ビブレ), MERLE (メルル), Restaurant ASPERGES (アスペルジュ) and Aruu-no-Pain (あるうのぱいん) are popular in particular. My eaten foods are as follows.

Omelette Curry Rice (Omu-curry)

Omelette Curry Rice (オムカレー * Omu-curry) is a dish poured curry sauce over an omelette, and is famous as a local dish in Furano, and more than 10 restaurants serve it. Yuigadoxon (唯我独尊) is one of those restraunts. I heard that the omelette curry rice of the Yuigadoxon was very popular, and I visited here. There is a building at a central part of Furano. Read More

Curry Omelette Rice with Sausages of Yuigadoxon
Furano Curry Omelette Rice -Yuigadoxon-

Ramen

Tomikawa (とみ川) is a popular ramen restraunt founded in 1997 in Rokugo, Furano city, and is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. I visited here around 11:00 on weekdays. The restraunt had an atomosphere such as a typical buckwheat restraunt with a warmth of woods. There were 2 tables and family customers seem to enjoy. But lines have to be expected at lunchtime. Read More

Ramen with Noodles Made by Grinding Wheat on Millstone of Tomikawa
Ramen with Noodles Made by Grinding Wheat on Millstone -Tomikawa in Furano-'

Buckwheat Noodles

Mansaku (まん作) is a famous buckwheat noodles restraunt in Kamifurano town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. There is a building near the Miharashidai park (見晴台公園). It was founded in 2004. They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and became more popular. Read More

Buckwheat Noodle with Sliced Duck and Green Onions of Mansaku
Buckwheat Noodle with Duck and Green Onions -Mansaku in Kamifurano-

French Cuisine

Restaurant ASPERGES (レストラン・アスペルジュ) is a French restaurant in Biei town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. ASPERGES means asparagus in French language. It opened a business in 2007 and is open as a restaurant of Biei-senka (美瑛選果) run by JA Biei (JA美瑛). Mr. Kazunori Kato (加藤千典) act as a chef and it is popular restraunt that visitors can enjoy charm of vegetables. They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Read More

Salad of Restaurant ASPERGES
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Salad

Vegetables

Farm Restaurant Azemichi Yorimichi (ファームレストランあぜ道より道) is a popular restaurant near Lavender East of Farm Tomita (ファーム富田のラベンダーイースト) in Kamifurano town. 5 local women farmers wanted visitors to eat their vegetables, and they have opened the restaurant. A characteristic of this restaurant is vegetable after all. Because the visitors can eat the vegetables in a field under Tokachidake mountain range, so the visitors seem to feel having enjoyed Hokkaido. Read More

Vegetables Curry and Rice of Farm Restaurant Azemichi Yorimichi
Vegetables Curry and Rice -Azemichi Yorimichi in Kamifurano-

Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's Beard)

Popura Farm Head Office (ポプラファーム本店) is a store specializing in Santa-no-Hige (サンタのヒゲ * Santa Claus's beard) in Nakafurano town. You may not know what the Santa-no-Hige is. In fact, it is sweets that put soft serve ice cream on a flesh of melon. A smooth curve of appearance would look like santa claus's beard. But it becomes noted sweets of Furano district now. I visited the head store in order to eat such famous dessert. Read More

Santa-no-Hige
Santa-no-Hige (Santa Claus's beard) -Popura Farm in Nakafurano-

Bieisenka

Bieisenka (美瑛選果) is a local speciality shop run by JA Biei (JA美瑛) in Biei town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. There are Senkaichiba (選果市場) that visitors can buy fresh vegetables, Senkakobo (選果工房) that the visitors can enjoy sweets and light meals, Restraunt ASPERGES (レストラン・アスペルジュ) that the vititors can enjoy vegetables of French cuisine and Komugikobo (小麦工房) that the visitors can purchase rusk at Bieisenka (びえいのラスク), and each buildings are stylish. Osamu Suzuki atelier (鈴木理アトリエ) designed the buildings. Read More

Strawberry Juice of Senkakobo and Biei-no-Rusk of Komugisenka
Bieisenka Biei

Furano Jam Garden

Furano Jam Garden (ふらのジャム園) is a popular jam shop run by Kyosai Farm corp. (共済農場) in Rokugo, Furano city, and is near Rokugo Forest (麓郷の森). Mrs. Yoshiko Okubo (大久保 嘉子) called a jam auntie is a company president, and has opened the shop since 1986. The Furano Jam Garden is well-known for serving noted jam without adding water. Anpanman Shop Rokugo Branch (アンパンマンショップ麓郷店) and Rokugo Observation Deck (麓郷展望台) are also built at the site, and here is famous as a tourist attraction. About 300,000 visitors come. Jam Sampling Area (試食コーナー), Jam Auntie's Sweets Studio Rita (ジャムおばさんのスイーツ工房Rita), Aozora Terrace (青空☆テラス), a resting place and a restroom are on the 1st floor, and a resting room is on the 2nd floor, too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Croissant Crema Catalana Rainbow
Sweets -Furano Jam Garden in Furano-

List of Onsen

Along Tokachidake Mountain Range, hot springs gush out abundantly. There are Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉), Tokachidake Onsen (十勝岳温泉), Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) and Shima-no-Shita Onsen (島ノ下温泉). The Tokachidake Onsen is located at the highest onsen place in Hokkaido, the Fukiage Onsen is well-known as a secret onsen, and a lot of tourists come at present. In addition, Furanui Onsen (フラヌイ温泉) is in the Kamifurano, too.

Shirogane Onsen

Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) is a popular hot-spring resort in Biei town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. Three-hundred thousand people visit here every year. It is a base for sightseeing in the western part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園), and there are trailheads of Tokachidake Mountain Range including Mt. Tokachidake, Mt. Oputashike, Mt. Bieidake and Mt. Furanodake, near the Shirogane Onsen, so a lot of climbers as well as bathers come, too. There are 5 accommodations in a white birch forest, some trail pathes are built around those, too, and the tourists can enjoy great outdoors of Daisetsuzan. In addition, there are Shirogane Tourist information Center (白金観光センター案内所), Rindo Shokudo (林道食堂), Nagai Souvenir Shop (永井商店), Taisetsu Youth Recreation Hall (大雪青年交流の家) and Shirogane Campsite (国設白金野営場), too. By the way, the Shirogane Onsen is not so large, convenience stores are not built. Read More

Biei Guesthouse Shirogane-no-Yu
Shirogane Onsen

Tokachidake Onsen

Tokachidake Onsen (十勝岳温泉) is a hot-spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southernern direction of Asahikawa city. There are 2 buildings, Yumoto Ryounkaku (湯元凌雲閣) and Kamihoro-so (カミホロ荘) at around 1200 m above sea level, and it is said that the Kamihoro-so is a hot spring facility at the highest place in Hokkaido. There is a trailhead to Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) at the end of a road, and a free parking lot and a restroom are built, too. The trailhead is next to the Yumoto Ryounkaku, and the Kamihoro-so is located under there little. The Tokachidake Onsen is famous for enjoying Sunrise, Sunset and Sea of Clouds because of the high place. Fall foliage are beautiful in an autumn, so a lot of tourists come. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Read More

Yumoto Ryounkaku
Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku in Kamifurano

Fukiage Onsen

Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) is a hot spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. There are Fukiage Roten-no-Yu (吹上温泉露天の湯) and Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so (吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘) at 1200 m above sea level. Those are popular for high quality hot springs and a sense of openness. A type of the hot springs is acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and its characteristic is sour taste. That has a lot of the meta-silicic acid content, so it seems to be effective for beautiful skin. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Read More

Fukiage Roten-no-Yu
Fukiage Onsen

Shima-no-Shita Onsen

Shima-no-Shita Onsen is a hot-spring place in Furano city located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. Only Highland Furano Hotel (ハイランドふらのホテル) is built on a hillside. Some onsen ryokan used to open a business in the old days, but they closed down at present. Except the Highland Furano Hotel, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Forest of Lavender (ラベンダーの森) is built as a health resort around the Highland Furano Hotel, and some waking paths are built, and visitors can enjoy forest bathing and birdwatching. The lavenders are full in blossom from mid July to late July. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn. Read More

Highland Furano Hotel
Highland Furano Hotel, Shima-no-Shita Onsen

I introduce about the lavender on the first page, and introduce about the hills of the Biei on the second page, and introduce about Shirogane area, From the North Country, other tourist attractions, foods and onsen on the third page.

    List of Activities

    In the Furano and Biei, some types of activities can be enjoyed. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Saroma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Hot Air Balloon and Motor Paraglider

    Movie of Hot Air Balloon


    Leisure Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
    Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
    MPG Sorachi(MPGそらち)
    Jalan

    Guided Cycling Tour and Rental Cycling

    Movie of Cycling Tour


    Urespa Furano(ウレシパ・フラノ)
    Guided Cycling Tour Biei(Guided cycling Tour美瑛)
    ASOVIEW
    Terashima Shokai(寺島商会)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Terashima Shokai(松浦商店)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Takikawa Cycle(滝川サイクル)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Uno Shoten(宇野商店)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Gaido-no-Yamagoya(ガイドの山小屋)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Catching Stag Beetles Activity

    M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
    Jalan

    Experience Activities

    Farms Chiyoda Fureai Ranch(ファームズ千代田 ふれあい牧場)
    ASOVIEW
    Furano Jam Garden(ふらのジャム園)
    ASOVIEW
    Yuika(ゆい菓)
    ASOVIEW
    Tada Farm(多田農園)
    ASOVIEW
    Resort Inn North Country(リゾートインノースカントリー)
    Domaine Raison(ドメーヌレゾン)
    ASOVIEW
    Kaiku Kiln(皆空窯)
    ASOVIEW
    Matsuka Farm(松家農園)
    ASOVIEW

    Nature Guided Tour

    Biei Shirogane Nature Club(美瑛・白金ネイチャークラブ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Furano Nature School(富良野自然塾)

    Canoe and Rafting

    Movie of Canoe


    Movie of Rafting


    Little Tree(リトル・トリー)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Lesuire Guide Asobiya(レジャーガイド遊び屋)
    Kawanoko Rafting(かわのこラフティング)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
    ASOVIEW
    Sportpia Furano(スポートピアふらの)
    Gakkeisha(楽渓社)
    Jalan
    Floating Leaf(フローティングリーフ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Navo(ナヴォ)
    Jalan
    M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
    Wokkys(ウッキーズ)
    Jalan

    Snow Activity

    Movie of Snow Activity


    White Koala(ホワイトコアラ)
    Jalan

    Pond Smelt Fishing

    Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


    Guideline Outdoor Club(ガイドラインアウトドアクラブ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations related to onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Shirogane Onsen

      Mori-no-Ryotei Biei(森の旅亭びえい)
      Booking
      Taisestuzan Shirogane Kanko Hotel(大雪山白金観光ホテル)
      Hotel Park Hills(ホテルパークヒルズ)
      Yumoto Shirogane Onsen Hotel(湯元白金温泉ホテル)
      Biei Guesthouse Shirogane-no-Yu(美瑛ゲストハウス 白金の湯)
      Biei Nature Village Campsite(美瑛自然の村キャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Shirogane Campsite(白金野営場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Shimanoshita Onsen

        Highland Furano Hotel(ハイランドふらのホテル)

        Tokachidake Onsen

          Yumoto Ryounkaku(湯元凌雲閣)
          Kokuminshukusha Kamihoro-so(国民宿舎カミホロ荘)
          Furano Shiyuirin(富良野 思惟林)

          Fukiage Onsen

            Fukiage Onsen

            Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) is a hot spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. There are Fukiage Roten-no-Yu (吹上温泉露天の湯) and Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so (吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘) at 1200 m above sea level. Those are popular for high quality hot springs and a sense of openness. A type of the hot springs is acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and its characteristic is sour taste. That has a lot of the meta-silicic acid content, so it seems to be effective for beautiful skin. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Nonstop buses do not run from Sapporo, New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa. Kamirurano town bus from Kamifurano Station to Fukiage Onsen, and here are Tokachidake Line Time Table and Route Map.

            View from Mountainside

            Biei Mt.Tokachi Obeservatory

            Bogakudai

            Bogakudai (望岳台) is a lookout in the middle between Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) and Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) linked by Hokkaido Road 996 in Biei town located in the southern direction of Asahikawa city. In the Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園), There are a trailhead for Tokachidake Mountain Range, a large parking lot, walks and a shelter in the mountainside at about 930 above sea level. A observation deck is not built. The shelter built in 2016 has a resting place, too, and a restroom is provided for free, too. The walks are built around the Bogakudai, but there are some places closed to the public because a bridge is broken. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. * The road between the Bogakudai and the Shirogane Onsen is closed to traffic from mid October to mid May. Read More

            Bogakudai

            Biei Mt.Tokachi Obeservatory

            Daisetsuzan National Park

            Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) in the center of Hokkaido is the largest national park in Japan, the size of 226,764 ha, and has been designed as the national park since 1934, and is the oldest national park in the Hokkaido along with Akan Mashu National Park (阿寒摩周国立公園). A mountain named Daisetsuzan does not exist, and the whole area including the mountains with over 2,000 m above sea level such as Mt. Asahidake (旭岳), the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), Mt. Aibestudake (愛別岳), Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山) is collectively called "Daisetsuzan", and those are called "A roof of the Hokkaido" ,too. Rare nature such as active volcanoes, Lare Columnar joints, a sea of trees and permafrost even in the Hokkaido can be seen. About 250 types of alpine plants grow naturally, and various forms of life such as brown bear, blakiston's fish owl, dolly varden and pine grosbeak inhabit here. By the way, A right notation is "Daisetsuzan", but local people often call "Taisetsuzan". Read More

            Mt. Asahidake

            Daisetsuzan National Park

            Express Bus "Furano-go" (高速ふらの号) runs between Sapporo and the Furano, and Express Bus "Lavender-go" (ラベンダー号) runs between Asahikawa and the Furano. In addition, North Liner, an express bus, is in service between the Asahikawa and Obihiro, and stop in the Furano or Biei, too, so people can move more rapidly than common transportation facilities. In the Furano and Biei, some rent-a-car companies open a business, so tourists can drive a rental car.

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            Furano and Biei

            Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of "From the north country (北の国から)" that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Read More

            Biei Scenery

            Biei Hills

            List of Day Trip Onsen

            Tourists can take a day trip bath at Fukiage Roten-no-Yu (吹上温泉露天の湯) and Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so (吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘).

            View from MountainSide

            Biei Mt.Tokachi Obeservatory

            Fukiage Roten-no-Yu

            Fukiage Roten-no-Yu is mixed bathing open-air baths surrounded by forests. Mr. Sutekichi Marutani discovered the hot springs in 1897. After that, a hot-spring inn was built by Mr. Saburo Nakagawa in 1932. But it was shutted down 1943, and only bathtubs were left. Because Mt. Tokachidake (十勝岳) became active in 1987, a temperature of the hot springs rose, and became the just right water temperature suitable for bathing, so it has became a popular secret onsen for enjoying free flowing hot springs that gush out naturally. Fukiage Ikoi Open Park (吹上いこいの広場) was maintained in 1991, so anyone has been easy to come. Furthermore, it was used as a shooting place of the television drama "From the north country (北の国から)", Mr. Kuniei Tanaka, a famous actor, and Ms. Rie Miyazawa, a famous sctress, took a bath, so a lot of tourists has came. In addition, it seems to be popular for oversea people to visit in a winter.

            Entrance of Fukiage Roten-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            Fukiage Roten-no-Yu Is Seen from Path

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            It takes approximately 5 minutes on foot from a parking lot to the open-air baths. There are 2 baths surrounded by rocks on a cliff along a mountain stream. A stairway is built on the cliff, too. The large open-air bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath. Hot springs that look turquoise blueleave an impression. A hose of spring water is installed, and the water temperature can be adjusted. It is recommended to take a bath in wearing swimsuits or with bath towel covering body, but a lot of Japanese men take a bath withhout wearing anything.

            Open-air Baht along Mountain Stream

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            Large Open-air Bath. This Is Size That About 10 People Take Bath

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            The small open-air bath is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and very hot springs can be enjoyed. The hot springs are very hot in a winter, so bathers take snow in the hot springs with a shovel to adjust the water temperature. Local volunteers always keep the bath clean. A photography seems to be prohibited at the open-air baths, so you should not take a photo if another bathers take a bath. But in a summer, except the bathers, a lot of tourists visit here, so the bathers may feel ashamed of themselves.

            Small Open-air Baht. This Is Size That About 2 People Take Bath

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            Plastic Cups

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            Mug Is Provided for Drinking Hot Spring

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            The hot springs are acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and are clear and colorless and have sour taste and no smell. Unfortunately, the hot springs are not got drinkable permission by a health center. But plastic cups were provided, it was quite good sourness when I drank it. The hot springs are effective for Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes and Gout. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 1.526 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid content is 286.3 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin.

            Restrooms on Parking Lot

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            Simplified Dressing Room

            Fukiage Onsen Fukiage Roten-no-Yu in Kamifurano

            Fukiage Roten-no-Yu is crowded with the bathers in national holidays. Best visit time is early morning. When I visited here at 6 o'clock, there is nobody. An entrance fee to the bath facility and the parking lot are free of charge. There are restrooms on the parking lot. A simplified dressing room is installed beside the large open-air bath. Because an illumination is not installed, the bathers can take a bath in a pitch-dark night while enjoying a starlit sky. But, please be careful about cliffs.

            Atmosphere of Fukiage Roten-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

            Movie of Fukiage Roten-no-Yu


            Types of Hot Springs Acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
            Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 57.8 C
            ph 2.6
            Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Bruise, Tightening of the joint, Sprain, Burn, Arteriosclerosis, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut
            Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Liver failure, Severe heart disease, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Person of the photoallergy, High anemia, Active tuberculosis, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin
            Indications of drinking Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout
            Contraindications of drinking Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general
            Facilities Mixed bathing open-air bath(2)
            Entrance fee to the bath facility Free of charge
            Business hours Open 24 hours
            Regular closing day Open all year round
            Parking lot A free parking is provided (30 cars)
            Telephone number +81-167-45-4126
            Home page Home page is here
            Mapcode 796 031 238*48

            Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so

            Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so is an onsen accommodation repaired from a mountain hut named "Hut Hakugin-so" built in 1933 in 1997, and is famous for open-air baths with a sense of openness. In a winter, those are popular for enjoying snow, too. An entrance fee to a bath facility is JPY 700. A staying without meals is possible, too, and it is used for mountain climbers. A building is adjacent to a camping ground, and a camping fee is JPY 500.

            Appearance of Building

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Camping Ground

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Entrance of Bathhouse

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Dressing Room. Right Door Is Entrance of Mixed Bathing Open-air Baths

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Large public bathhouses for men or women are on the 1st floor, and a resting room is on the 2nd floor. The bathhouse with a high ceiling has wooden walls, and the warmth of the trees are felt. There are 1 cypress bath, 1 bath surrounded by rocks, 1 sleeping bath, 1 cascading bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse, and the sunny bathhouse is feeling good. Hot springs look brown, so those may be oxidized to air.

            Look of Bathhouse

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Look of Bathhouse

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            The cypress bath is the size that about 10 people can take a bath, and the bath surrounded by rocks is the size that about 8 people can take a bath. Each baths are adjacent. A drinking hot spring facility made of rocks is built in front of the cypress bath. I felt slightly sour when I drank it. The drinking hot spring is effective for Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes and Gout. The sleeping bath and the cascading bath seat 2 people.

            Cypress Bath

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Bath Surrounded by Rocks

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Cascading Bath, Sleeping Bath, Cold Bath, Entrance of Sauna from Right Side

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Drinking Hot Spring Facility. Plastic Cup at Stones

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Sauna

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Hot Spring Ingredient Petrified

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            There are 4 open-air baths named Pokapoka-no-Yu (ぽかぽかの湯), Katsuryoku-no-Yu (活力の湯), Nonbiri-no-Yu (のんびりの湯) and Kutsurogi-no-Yu (くつろぎの湯) at the outside of the bathhouse, and a gazebo is built to take a rest. Above all, the open-air baths have a sense of openness very much. The bathhouse for men may be seen from a parking lot. In addition, Starry sky is beautiful at night. The Popoka-no-Yu is the size that about 2 people can take a bath, and the Katsuryoku-no-Yu is the size that about 3 poeple can take a bath, and the Nonbiri-no-Yu is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and the Kutsurogi-no-Yu is the size that about 5 people can take a bath, and all the open-air baths are not so large. Large rocks are good feeling. The water temperature are different in the open-air baths, please enjoy your favorite open-air bath.

            Open-air Baths for Men Is Seen from Parking Lot

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath Named Pokapoka-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath Named Katsuryoku-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath Named Nonbiri-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            View from Open-air Bath Named Kusturogi-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            View from Open-air Bath Named Pokapoka-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            In addition, 4 mixed bathing open-air baths are provided, too. Men and women can go in and out from dressing rooms for men or women. But bathers must take a bath in wearing their swimsuits. For the person that does not bring the swimsuit, the swimsuit is rented for JPY 300. There are a gazebo and 4 mixed bathing open-air baths named Fureai-no-Yu (ふれあいの湯), Asobi-no-Yu (あそびの湯), Nagame-no-Yu (ながめの湯) and Asobi-no-Yu (あそびの湯). For some reason, same names are provided. The water temperature are different in the open-air baths, please enjoy your favorite open-air bath.

            Swimsuit Is Rented for JPY 300

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Mixed Bathing Open-air Baths

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            The Asobi-no-Yu near an entrance is the size that about 10 people can take a bath. The largest Fureai-no-Yu is the size that about 30 people can take a bath, and its depth is 1 m. The open-air bath is like a pool rather than a standing bath. The Asobi-no-Yu at the end has a slide made of a stone. I played like a child, and had a lot of fun. I think that a family can enjoy it all together. The Nagame-no-Yu is the size that about 4 people can take a bath. I think that it is named after a view. But I did not realized it because of bad weather when I visited here.

            Open-air Bath Named Asobi-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath Named Fureai-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath Named Asobi-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Slide Is Very Interesting

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Open-air Bath Named Nagame-no-Yu

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            The hot springs are acidic calcium and sodium chloride sulfate spring, and are clear and colorless and have sour taste and no smell. The sum total of hot spring ingredients are (1)1.459 g/kg and (2)1.381 g/kg. The meta-silicic acid contents are (1)267.2 mg/kg and (2)279.4 mg/kg. It is said that the hot springs including the meta-silicic acid with over 200 mg/kg is effective for beautiful skin. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at the dressing room.

            Dressing Room

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Japanese-style Resting Room

            Fukiage Onsen Hakuginso in Kamifurano

            Atmosphere of Hakugin-so Can Be Watched on Youtube

            Movie of Hakugin-so


            Types of Hot Springs (1) Acidic calcium and sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
            (2) Acidic calcium and sodium chloride sulfate spring (Type: Weak acidic, Osmotic Pressure: Low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
            Water temperature of Hot Spring Source (1)48.4 C
            (2)52.6 C
            ph (1)2.9
            (2)3.0
            Indications (1)(2) Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoids, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Burn, Cut, Arteriosclerosis
            Contraindications (1)(2) Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Active tuberculosis, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally, Sensitive person of the skin, Person of the photoallergy
            Indications of drinking (1)(2) Chronic cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Chronic constipation, Obesity disease, Diabetes, Gout, Chronic digestive diseases
            Contraindications of drinking (1)(2) Diarrhea, Kidney disease, High blood pressure, Diseases accompanied by edema in general
            Facilities Mixed bathing open-air bath(4), Open-air bath(3), Indoor bath(5), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
            Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 700. High and junior high school student: JPY 500. Elementary school student: JPY 300.
            Business hours 10:00-22:00
            Regular closing day Open all year round
            Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
            Telephone number +81-167-45-4126
            Home page Home page is here
            Mapcode 796 032 433*63

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            List of Accommodations

            Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Fukiage Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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            A page of Secret Onsen in Hokkaido is here

            Secret Onsen in Hokkaido

            A page of Biei and Furano is here

            Biei and Furano

            A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

            Daisetsuzan National Park

            Booking.com

            I introduce about the lavender on the first page, and introduce about the hills of the Biei on the second page, and introduce about Shirogane area, From the North Country, other tourist attractions, foods and onsen on the third page.

            By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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            1. good! hokkaido! says:

              I hope you enjoy yourself!

            2. Krit says:

              Thank a lot for your reply, I’m very busy to gather useful info from your site since 18:00 (now is 21:40 already) and thank again for very useful info 😀

              still draft (roughly) my itinerary on 4 Sep. Might think about departure time from Obihiro. Since we might have many destination to stop by.

            3. good! hokkaido! says:

              Hi, Krit san,
              Welcome to Hokkaido!

              If you like flower fields, you may like as follows.

              Obihiro (Tokachi)

              Shichiku Garden
              http://shichikugarden.com/

              Tokachi Hills
              http://www.tokachi-hills.jp.e.ne.hp.transer.com/

              Furano

              Kaze-no-Garedn
              http://hokkaido-garden.jp.e.ua.hp.transer.com/garden02.shtml

              * There is Ningle Terrace (Famous Popular Spot) at the same site, too.
              http://www.princehotels.co.jp/furano-area/summer/ningle/

              Farm Tomita
              http://www.farm-tomita.co.jp/en/
              * Lavender is gone.

              Biei

              Shikisai-no-Oka
              http://www.shikisainooka.jp/en/

              Zerubi-no-Oka
              http://biei.selfip.com/

              Kanno Farm
              http://www.kanno-farm.com/

              Asahikawa

              Ueno Farm
              http://www.uenofarm.net/index.php

            4. Krit says:

              Hi, Greeting from Thailand.

              I will be in Obihiro from 1-4 Sep and will follow your trace about food while in Obihiro. Do you happen to know about it worth the time to drive from Obihiro – Furano – Biei -Asahikawa – Sapporo on 4 Sep? is there any place the should stop by. I heard that at that time lavender filed will be gone so not sure that it have any flower filed or any spot should visit?

              Thank you very much 😀

            5. good! hokkaido! says:

              Hi, Gonzales san,
              Welcome to Hokkaido!

              In reply to your inquiry, I think that Hokusei-no-Oka Observatory, Ken and Merry Tree, Zerubu Hill and Mild Seven Hill can be reached on foot. Another spots are a little far away, and you will get tired.

              There are some rental bicycle shops in Biei and Bibaushi.
              https://www.biei-hokkaido.jp/modelcourse/

              You might want to rent a bicycle to go around many spots.
              Have a nice trip!

            6. eggie a. gonzales says:

              Hi Good Hokkaido!

              I will be in Sapporo this July and I plan to go to Biei via the Lavender Express and then transfer to the Norokko train. Are all the spots like the Shikisai Hill, Shinei-no-oka Observatory, Mild Seven, Parent and Child, etc can be reached just by walking?

              Thanks in advance for your help!

            7. good! hokkaido! says:

              Hi, Zoraida san!
              Thank you for your comment.

              Cherry blossoms in Hokkaido are best viewed around early May every year.
              Probably the cherry blossoms will still bloom.
              The cherry blossoms may begin to fall. But it is very good, too.

              Those are famous cherry blossom viewing spots that I have ever been to.
              https://good-hokkaido.info/en/hokkaido-cherry-blossom/

              Have a nice trip!

            8. Zoraida says:

              Hi I’ll be traveling on mid may
              What will I be seen in that time in Hokkaido or hakodate
              Will it be still cherry blossom?

            9. good! hokkaido! says:

              Hi, Tiffany san!
              Thank you for your comment.

              As you wrote, I think it is too early, too.
              But cherry blossoms are in full bloom in early May.
              A combination of the cherry blossoms and sceneries is good.
              In addition, Onsen at Kamifurano is very nice, too.

            10. Tiffany says:

              Hi! Are all these fields and trees listed here worth a visit during early spring (early may)? I’m worried about being too early- nothing to see.

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