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[Christmas Tree in Biei] Winter View as Well as Summer View Is Beautiful

November 25th, 2016

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree (クリスマスツリーの木) is a spruce tree on a gentle hillside in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city. As for the origin of the name, there are various opinions, for example it resembles a shape of a christmas tree, or the tip of the tree shows the shape of a star. Anyway, the name is related to the christmas tree without decoration. This tree is one of most popular trees in the Biei. Because a direction board is not built, it is hard to find the place, but it is a mark that some tourists often will be there. You will be probably moved if you find it. A parking lot or a restroom are not provided. You should park your car on the shoulder of a road. Admission free. Private Fields No Trespassing !

Christmas Tree
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Winter Christmas Tree
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Private Fields No Trespassing
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Can Be Seen along Road
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Ordinary Road
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree

The distance is around 6 km away from the center of the Biei, and restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are built there. Shinei-no-Oka Observatory Park (新栄の丘展望公園) and Kanno Farm (かんのファーム) are relatively near here, and I think tourists can drop by here while they enjoy a tour of Panorama Road (パノラマロード). By the way, speaking of the tasty restraunts or shops near Biei Station, Restaurant ASPERGES (レストラン・アスペルジュ), Komugikobo (小麦工房), Yoshoku and Cafe Junpei (洋食とcafeじゅんぺい) and Senkakobo (選果工房) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Restaurant ASPERGES, the Komugikobo and the Senkakobo, and those were tasty.

Shinei-no-Oka Observatory Park

Tourists can look over a magnificent scenery with gentle curve of Biei hills. Because it is said that it has the most beautiful setting sun in Japan, it will be worth looking. There are a restroom and a stall as well as a parking lot, too. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. It is closed in a winter. Article is here

Roll-Kun
Biei Panorama Shinei Hill Observatory Park

Kanno Farm

Kanno Farm (かんのファーム) is a sightseeing farm along Japanese national route 237 in Kamifurano town. Tens kinds of flowers such as Lavender, Haze Grass, Poppy, Blue Sage are planted at a flower garden, and tourists can enjoy flowers from June to September. A scenery of blue sky and vivid flowers are impressive. The tourists can look around the flower garden for about 30 minutes because it is not so large. There is a souvenir shop, a parking lot and a restroom in the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Article is here

Colorful Flowers
Furano Lavender Kanno Farm

Restaurant ASPERGES

Restaurant ASPERGES (レストラン・アスペルジュ) is a French restaurant in Biei town located in the southern part 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. Article is here

Salad
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Salad

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 part 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. Article is here

Strawberry Juice
Bieisenka in Biei
Rusk
Bieisenka in Biei

Spruce Tree

A spruce tree with around 8 m in height grows on the gentle small hillside, and is sarrounded by fields. Different views can be seen from a summer to an autumn every year because different vegetables are planted every year. It is not allowed to enter the the private fields, so visitors should enjoy viewing along the road, but the distance is suitable for taking good photos. A conbination of the tree and the sunset is popular, and some photographers seem to take a photo of the tree decorating stars in the sunset. In addition, the winter scenery as well as the summer scenery is very good, too, and a lot of photographers come to take a picture. Ms. Natsuko Nisshoku (日食なつこ), a singer-songwriter, used here as a shooting place for music video of Rogumarōpu.

Movie of Rogumarōpu by Natsuko Nisshoku

Summer Christmas Tree
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Winter Christmas Tree
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Even in Winter Photography Hot Spot
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Early Summer Christmas Tree
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree
Early Summer Christmas Tree
Biei Panorama Road Christmas Tree

Atmosphere of Christmas Tree Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Christmas Tree

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Parking lot is not provided * Pull over to the shoulder of a road
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-166-92-4378
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 349 788 205*66

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Christmas Tree. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Pension COCORIRE(ペンションココリール)
Booking
Pension Jacatra(ペンションジャガタラ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Bibaushi Liberty Youth Hostel(美馬牛リバティユースホステル)
Booking
To-no-Mieruyado Okasenri(塔の見える宿おかせん里)
Booking
Tabi-no-Yado Mr.GNU(旅の宿ミスター・ニュー)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Biei is here

Biei

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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Edson Chase Yap san,
    About 2.3km distance from the Bibaushi Station to the Christmas Tree.
    It takes about 30 minutes on foot.

  2. Edson Chase Yap says:

    How far is the Christmas Tree from Bibaushi Station?

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