• July 14th, 2015
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[ASPERGES in Biei] French Restaurant Garnered One Star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition Serves Tasty Vegetables French Cuisine

ASPERGES

Restaurant ASPERGES (レストラン・アスペルジュ) is a popular French restaurant in Biei town located in the southern part of Asahikawa city, and is relatively near Biei Station. ASPERGES means "Asparagus" in French. The restaurant has opened a business since 2007, and is opened as a restaurant of Biei-senka (美瑛選果) run by JA Biei (JA美瑛). Mr. Kazunori Kato (加藤 千典) acts 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 and 2017 Special Edition.

Appearance of Building
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei-

Bieisenka

Bieisenka (美瑛選果) is a local speciality shop based in Biei town located in the southern part of Asahikawa city, and has been opened since 2007. JA Biei (JA美瑛) runs it. The head office is in the Biei, and 2 branches open a business in New Chitose Airport and Yuraku-cho, Tokyo. My visited place is the head office facing National Route 237, and it is relatively near Biei Station. Senkaichiba (選果市場) sold fresh vegetables, Senkakobo (選果工房) sold sweets and light meals, Restraunt ASPERGES (レストラン・アスペルジュ) served vegetables of French cuisine and Komugikobo (小麦工房) sold rusk are built at the site. Each buildings designed by Osamu Suzuki atelier (鈴木理アトリエ) are stylish. Read More

Strawberry Juice
Bieisenka in Biei

By the way, Maccarina (They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition) in Makkari village and Moliere (they garnered three stars in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition) in Sapporo are sister restraunts. A building is stylish, too, and visitors can observe a cooking through glass. This building was designed by Osamu Suzuki Atelier. All seats are table seat, so I guess that family customers also enjoy meals.

Entrance of Restraunt
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei-

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.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Furano and the Sapporo or the Asahikawa, and North Liner, an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the Obihiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Furano
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Furano to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Furano to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Asahikawa to Furano
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Hokkaido Takushoku Bus(北海道拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near Furano Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their offices are at Furano Station and Biei Station.
Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is near Furano Ski Resort Kitanomine Zone.
Jalan
Rakuten

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

French Cuisine

We visited here to have a lunch on a weekday. Because I wanted Mr. O, my friend that visited Hokkaido for the first time, to eat tasty vegetables of the Hokkaido, I took him to the ASPERGES. I reserved the restraunt this time, and visited here, but reservations were almost full. Because visitors without a reservation could not enter the restraunt, so I think that a reservation may be made beforehand. Lunch courses had 3 types, JPY 2,600 course, JPY 3,600 course and JPY 4,600 course, and we chose each JPY 2,600 courses.

Look of Restraunt
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei-

As for the French cuisine, a turn of a dish is decided. It is called Russian style to be served one by one dish on a table. Because the dish got cold in cold Russia, it seemed to become so. I think that it is a suitable style for cold Hokkaido. In addition, I ordered a non-alcoholic beer because drink could be ordered, too. The price is JPY 600.

Look of Restraunt
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei-

Carrot Mousse

The carrot mousse stuck in various beans fulled of container was served. A shape looked like a soft serve ice cream, and a sweetness of the carrot was tasty. A crispy cone resembled a spring roll.

Carrot Mousse
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Carrot Mousse
Carrot Mousse Looks Like Soft Serve Ice Cream
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Carrot Mousse
Carrot Mousse from Top
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Carrot Mousse
Crispy Cone Resembles Spring Roll
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Carrot Mousse

Assortment of "Biei-no-Hatake" 20 Vegetables and Biei "Nanatsuboshi"

It is salad dished up vegetables produced in the Biei. The vegetables were really tasty. Appetizing color was good, too. There were different seasonings around vegetables, so we could enjoy a changing taste when we put vegetables to seasonings, and ate it. In addition, a potato bread was served in the same timing, too.

Salad
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Salad
Broccoli
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Salad
Baby Corn
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Salad
Potato Bread
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei-
Potato Bread
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei-

Potato Puree

The potato puree is a paste potato dish covered with a bubble of egg white. A butter and milk seemed to be used, and were very creamy taste. Wasabi was covered under the potato puree.

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Potato Puree
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Puree of Potatoes
Potato Puree Is Covered with Bubbles
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Puree of Potatoes
Creamy Potato
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Puree of Potatoes

Homemade Jambon of Biei Pig Leg

Jambon means "A uncured ham of the pig leg" in French. Uncured hams, sauce, caviars, marinade of Chinese cabbage were dished up on a plate. That was tasty when I mixed the biei pig leg, sauce and caviars and ate it. In addition, stewed onions were served after having finished eating the jambon. The onion was stewed without probably using all seasonings, and we could feel vegetables original taste.

Homemade Jambon
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Homemade Jambon of Biei Pig Leg
Homemade Jambon from Top
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Homemade Jambon of Biei Pig Leg
Homemade Jambon and Sauce and Caviars Are Mixed Together
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Homemade Jambon of Biei Pig Leg
Stewed Onions
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Stewed Onions
Stewed Onion Is Topped with Slice of Ham
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Stewed Onions
Taste of Onion
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- 玉ねぎの煮込み

Cremet D'anjou Topped with Haskap Sauce

The Cremet D'anjou is a cake born in Anjou district, France. It was made from a cream cheese, and the outside was fluffy. Cremet D'anjou went well with sweet-and-sour haskap sauce.

Cremet D'anjou
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Cremet D'anjou
I Cut into Cremet D'anjou with Spoon
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Cremet D'anjou
Cream Cheese Is Tasty
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Cremet D'anjou

Black Beans Chocolate

Finally, black beans chocolate and a drink were served. As for the drink, customers can choose among a cup of coffee, a cup of tea and a cup of herb tea. As for this black beans chocolate, half dried black beans were covered with cacao powder. An unique texture and moderate bitterness were good.

Black Beans Chocolate and Coffee
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Black beans Chocolat
Cacao Flavored Black Beans Chocolate
French Cuisine -ASPERGES in Biei- Black beans Chocolat

French Cuisine and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of French Cuisine

Parking lot Free parking is provided (40 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-19:00 * From July to August: 11:00-20:00
Regular closing day Wednesday * November: Close weekdays. From December to March: Close every day.
Telephone number +81-166-92-5522
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 389 009 539*43

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 in the Furno and the Biei. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Biei

Hotel Lavenir Biei(ホテル ラヴニール美瑛)
Minshuku Cress(民宿クレス)
Petit Hotel Pie(プチホテルピエ)
Booking
Phottage inn Biei(Phottage inn Biei)
Jalan
Natsumi-no-Sato(ペンション&ギャラリー 菜摘実の里)
Jalan
Potato Village Biei Poteto-no-Oka(ポテトヴィレッジ 美瑛ポテトの丘)
Booking
Alp Lodge BIEI(アルプロッジ 美瑛)
Booking
Country House KAKI(カントリーハウス KAKI)
Booking
Pension Ken and Mary(ペンション ケンとメリー)
Farm Udokusha(ファーム雨読舎)
Booking
Rakuten
Pension Ki-no-Uta(ペンション木のうた)
Rakuten
Tourist home Cottage Clover(コテージクローバー)
HP
Jalan
Cottage Spoon Valley(スプウン谷のザワザワ村)
Booking
Jalan
Tabibitoyado Kyushokushitsu(旅人宿 給食室)
Booking
Jalan
Farm Pension With You(ファームペンション ウィズユー)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Small Inn Konpeiso(小ちゃなお宿こんぺい草)
Booking
Pension Niji(ペンション 虹)
Pension Baku(ペンション麦)
Booking
Hotel Coro Coro(カントリーハウス CoroCoro)
Jalan
Auberge Kunsthaus(オーベルジュ クンストハウス)
Auberge Adagio(緩.慢 Adagio)
Rakuten
Biei-no-Yado Hidamari(美瑛B&B 陽だまり)
Booking
Oka-no-Yado Shiki(美瑛 丘の宿「四季」)
Booking
Jalan
Unenebatake-to-Kumo-no-Tsuki(うねうね畑とくもの月)
Jalan
Megumiyuki(笑顔咲く宿 めぐみ雪)
Rakuten
Pension Hoshigaoka(美瑛ペンション 星ヶ丘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Oka-no-Yado Hozuki(美瑛の丘の宿ほおずき)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
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
Warakutei(和raku-Tei)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Resort House BIBI(リゾートハウス BIBI)
Auberge Ninguruforêt(オーベルジュ ニングルフォーレ)
Oyado Ichirin(お宿 一凛)
Booking
Kunpusha(薫風舎)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

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

Kami-furano

Furano Hops Hotel(富良野ホップスホテル)
Frontier Furanui Onsen(フロンティア フラヌイ温泉)
Booking
Cosmos Farm(コスモス・ファーム)
Booking
Jalan
Pension Landscape Furano(ペンション ランドスケープふらの)
Tabi-no-Yado Stella(旅の宿 ステラ)
Booking
Rakuten
Daichi-no-Yado Josha(大地の宿 じょう舎)
Booking
Rakuten
woodylife(ウッディライフ)
Kamifurano Dorakukan(かみふらの道楽館)
Booking
Minshuku Hitsuji-no-Uta(洋風民宿 ひつじの詩)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Kaze-no-Michi(ペンション風の道)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Guest House Tabi-no-Tochu(ゲストハウス「旅の途中」)
Booking
Jalan
Gufo no Mori Kamifurano(Gufoの森・上富良野)
Jalan
Shalom House Kamifurano(シャロームハウス上富良野)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Hana Shichiyo Cottage(花七曜コテージ)
Booking
Tabi-no-Yado Mr.GNU(旅の宿ミスター・ニュー)
Booking
Jalan
Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Furano

Furano Prince Hotel(富良野プリンスホテル)
New Furano Prince Hotel(新富良野プリンスホテル)
Hotel Naturwald Furano(ホテル ナトゥールヴァルト富良野)
Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
Ituka Furano e(バリアフリーの宿 いつか富良野へ)
Jalan
New Furano Hotel(ニュー富良野ホテル)
petit hotel MELON Furano(Petit Hotel MELON 富良野)
Furano Natulux Hotel(富良野 ナチュラクス ホテル)
Furano Shochiku-so(富良野 松竹荘)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Tabi-no-Yado Furarin(たびのやど ふらりん)
Furano Hotel Bell Hills(ホテル ベルヒルズ)
Resort Inn North Country(リゾートイン ノースカントリー)
Minshuku Mutsukari(民宿むつかり(六雁))
Jalan
Furano Hotel(フラノ寶亭留)
Hotel Sunfuraton(ホテル サンフラトン)
Pension Ashitaya(ペンション あしたや)
Hostel Tomar(HOSTEL TOMAR)
Jalan
Tsuru Apartments(鶴apartment)
HP
Ryokan Furusato-so(旅館ふる郷荘)
HP
Brick House Furano(BRICK HOUSE ふらの)
Jalan
Meguminoyu(岩盤浴 慈の癒(めぐみのゆ))
HP
Minshuku Akiba(民宿あきば)
Pension Young House(ペンション やんぐはうす)
Log Yukari(ログ由縁(ゆかり))
Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
Booking
Pension Hoshi Ni Negaiwo(ペンション 星に願いを)
Chalet Fuyuri(CHALET富遊里)
Pension Furanui(ペンション フラヌイ)
Pension Lavender(ペンション ラベンダー)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Shokudo Shojikimura(民宿 食堂 正直村)
Booking
Phytoncide Morinokaori(フィトンチッド森の香り)
Pension Gooseberry(ペンション グスベリー)
Pension Ressha House(ペンション 列車HOUSE)
Hotel Edel Warme(富良野リゾートホテル エーデルヴェルメ)
Cottage Yuyu(コテージゆうゆう(悠遊))
Booking
furano rental house(ふらのレンタルハウス)
HP
Jalan

Naka-furano

Log Cottage Himawari(ログコテージ ひまわり)
Kitaboshi(きたぼし)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Nakafurano-sanso(民宿 なかふらの山荘)
Jalan
Rakuten
FIRST TRACK INN(ファースト トラック(旅篭))
Furano Resort Orika(富良野リゾート オリカ)
Furano La Terre(SPA & HOTEL RESORT ふらのラテール)
Pension Yasuragi(ペンションやすらぎ)
HP
Booking
Rakuten
Petit Hotel Blaneneige(プチホテル ブランネージュ)
HP
Petit Hotel Blanc Fleur(プチホテル ブランフルール)
HP
Pension and Restaurant La Collina(ペンション&レストラン ラ・コリーナ)
Pension Raclette(ペンション ラクレット)
Jalan
Farm Inn Tomu(ファームイン富夢)
Booking
Jalan
Shiki-no-Yado KIZUNA(四季の宿KI・ZU・NA)
Booking
Rakuten
Guest House Kaki no Ie(ゲストハウス 柿の家)
HP
Jalan
Farm Inn Dococa Farm(ファームインどこか農場)
Bungalow Village Chouette(バンガローヴィレッジ シュエット)
Booking
Jalan
Guesthouse Akane-yado(ゲストハウス 夕茜舎(あかねやど))
Element(Element)
Country Cottage Wakiaiai(カントリーコテージ和樹あい愛)
Pension Ayumu(ペンション歩)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Pension Yamasan(ペンションやま山)
Jalan
Rakuten
Hoshinitegatodokuoka Campsite(星に手のとどく丘キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Forest Park Campsite(森林公園キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Minami-furano

Kanayamako Rest Center(かなやま湖保養センター)
Booking
Rakuten
Log Hotel Larch Lake Kanayama(かなやま湖ログホテルラーチ)
Nanputei(旅籠や れすとらん なんぷてい)
Kanayamako Automobile Campsite(かなやま湖オートキャンプ場)
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 Rest Center Hakuginso(吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hakuginsomae Campsite(白銀荘前キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Biei and Furano is here

Biei and Furano

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:

    Hi, Gary!
    I read your blog.
    It looks very tasty!
    My mouth is watering!

  2. Gary says:

    I also went to Asperges as well!!!
    It is truly beautiful restaurant with very good food.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation.
    We wrote our own experience and photos:
    http://garysyayornay.blogspot.com/2016/06/hello-hokkaido-legumes-restaurant.html

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