- November 25th, 2016
[Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park in Biei] Typical Scenery of Hokkaido Can Be Enjoyed along Road
- Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park
- Sanai Hill
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park
Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park (三愛の丘展望公園) is a park on a small hill in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and a beautiful typical scenery of Hokkaido with gentle ridge of hills in the Biei can be seen. A gazebo, a parking lot and a public restroom are built on the small hill at about 310 m above sea level. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Those are closed in a winter. Around Private Fields No Trespassing !
The distance is around 5 km away from the center of the Biei, and Garden Praise (ガーデンプレイズ) and Sanai-no-Oka Cafe Curve (三愛の丘茶屋カーブ) are near here. Red Roof House in Fields (赤い屋根のある丘), Chiyoda-no-Oka Lookout (千代田の丘見晴らし台) and Mizusawa Dam (水沢ダム) 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.
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
A lookout with a steeply pitched roof like the gazebo is built on the Sanai Hill. But a view is hardly to be enjoyed in a summer because trees are planted beside the lookout. So a typical rural landscape of the Hokkaido can be seen from birch trees planted at the boundaries of the fields. Potato flowers are in full bloom from June to July, and its view seems to be beautiful. In addition, a triangle roof of Bibaushi Elementary School can be seen. A lot of good views are along a road rather than the lookout, and it is said that the sunset view is beautiful along the road.
Atmosphere of Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||349 792 476*67|
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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