[Kanno Farm in Kamifurano] Blue Sky and Vivid Color Flowers Can Be Enjoyed at Flower Fields
November 24th, 2016
Kanno Farm (かんのファーム) is a tourist flower garden along Furano National Route (National Route 237) in Kamifurano town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city. Colorful flowers are planted on the hillside of a small hill at about 300 m above sea level. The Kanno Farm is open from mid June to mid October. In addition, 5 Japanese larch trees called Arashi Trees (嵐の木) can be seen from a parking lot. That was choosen as a shooting place for a television commercial, CM of Japan Airlines, because numbers of the trees were same as numbers of the Arashi, a famous Japanese idol group. But a lot of visitors entered private fields, and the owner got angry, so 7 trees are planted for changing the scnery at present. There are a souvenir shop "Kin-kon-Kanno" (きんこんかんの), a restroom and the parking lot on the site. A soft serve ice cream or a boiled corn are sold at the shop, too. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Flower Fields No Trespassing !
The Kanno Farm is closer Biei than the Kamifurano, and the distance is around 8 km away from the center of the Biei. Here is near Bibaushi Station, and Cafe Gosh, La Maruta and LIKKA LOKKA are built around the station. Christmas Tree (クリスマスツリーの木), Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (四季彩の丘), Bibaushi Elementary School (美馬牛小学校) and Shinei-no-Oka Obserbatory Park (新栄の丘展望公園) are relatively near here. By the way, speaking of the tasty restraunts in the Kamifurano, Mansaku (まん作) and Barbecue Restaurant "Hide" (焼肉秀) are popular in particular. I ate buckwheat noodles at the Mansaku, and those were tasty.
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 ! Article is here
Shinei-no-Oka Obserbatory Park
Shinei-no-Oka Obserbatory Park is a park on a small hill in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is well-known for Roll-Kun (ロールくん) made of hay. The park surrounded by fields is built on the hilltop at about 300 m above sea level, and a 360-degree view can be seen. In addition, People says that the most beautiful setting sun in Japan can be seen, too, so it will be worth visiting. There are a parking lot, a public restroom and Shiei-no-Oka Fumisha (新栄の丘風味舎). Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Those are closed in a winter. Around Private Fields No Trespassing ! Article is here
Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (四季彩の丘) is a tourist farm in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and there are fields and flower fields on hillsides, and it is well-known for enjoying typical views of Hokkaido such as colorful flowers with Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) as a backdrop. The flower fields can be savored from a spring to an autumn, and a snow tubing or a snowmobile can be played in a winter. There are Restaurant "Flox Hall" that soup curry has a good reputation, a shop, a souvenir shop, a restroom, Alpaca Ranch (アルパカ牧場) and a parking lot on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. * They accept JPY 200, a donation, for flower field maintenance. As for the Alpaca Ranch, admission is JPY 500. Flower Fields No Trespassing ! Article is here
Mansaku (まん作) is a famous buckwheat noodles restraunt in Kamifurano town located in the south part 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. Article is here
Tens kinds of flowers such as Lavender, Haze Grass, Poppy, Blue Sage can be enjoyed from June to September on the hillside, and it is said that July is the best season in particular. Scarecrows looked like realistic should be noted, too. The time it takes to look around colorful flowers on the hillsides is around 30 minutes without the large site. You may be tired because of a difference of elevation, so you should wear comfortable shoes.
A scenery of the blue sky and vivid flowers are impressive. Trees are good accent. A ferris wheel on Miyama Pass (深山峠) can be seen on the hilltop, but I like composition with the colorful flowers, the trees and the blue sky from the bottom of the hill. This gareden is not crowded with the tourists, so you can enjoy the flower fields to the full.
Atmosphere of Kanno Farm Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (100 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||From mid October to mid June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||349 728 784*06|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Kanno farm. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Bibaushi Liberty Youth Hostel(美馬牛リバティユースホステル)||
A page of Furano is here