- November 25th, 2016
[Mildseven Hill in Biei] In Winter, Just Cigarette Poster of Scenery Can Be Seen
- Mildseven Hill
- Japanese Larches Used as Windbreak
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Mildseven Hill (マイルドセブンの丘) is a hill in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and Japanese larches are planted as a windbreak forest along the hill ridge, and was named after Mildseven (famous Japanese cigarette). The trees were printed on posters of the cigarette in 1978. A sales copy was "White Best Sellers", and blue sky with a vapor trail and thw winter Mildseven Hill were designed on the poster. The hill has became a famous tourist attraction. A parking space for about 5 cars is provided, But a public restroom is not provided. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Private Fields No Trespassing ! Unfortunately, the two thirds trees have been cut down in 2018.
The distance is around 4 km away from the center of the Biei, and a convenience store is not built. Hip cafes and restaurants such as Land Cafe (ランドカフェ), Blnac Rouge (ブラン ルージュ), ARUUNOPAIN (あるうのぱいん), Gomu-Marine (ゴムまりん), VILLA e PIZZERIA iLcoVo (ヴィッラ エ ピッツェリア イル コーヴォ) and Ferme La Terre Biei (フェルム・ラ・テール 美瑛) are relatively near here, and I think tourists can drop by here while they enjoy a tour of Pachwork Road (パッチワークの路). 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.
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. Read More
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. Read More
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.
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
Japanese Larches Used as Windbreak
The Mildseven Hill at about 300 m above sea level is one of gentle hills in the Biei, and linded silhouettes of the trees on fields is very good, and the sunset view seems to look beautiful, too. The distance is suitable for seeing a good view because entering the private fields are not allowed. Different views can be enjoyed depending on seasons, too. Good views of some small hills are worth seeing near here, so I recommend finding the good views at other small hills, too.
A lot of tourists visit here in a winter, too. After all, the poster is winter scenery, so they may well see the winter view. But a road for the Mildseven Hill is not removed the snow, so a parking lot for 5 cars is provided along the other road, and the visitors can walk on the beaten snow. An entring fields is not permitted in the winter, too. In addition, I found famous trees finally. That is a little way off from the Mildseven Hill. The tourists can look at it along the road. Another version of the poster using the famous winter trees was designed, too.
Atmosphere of Mildseven Hill Can Be Watched on Youtube
|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|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||389 036 447*55|
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.
A page of Biei is here
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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