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[Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park in Biei] Typical Scenery of Hokkaido Can Be Enjoyed along Road

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 !

Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park
Biei Panorama Road Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park

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

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

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. Read More

Strawberry Juice
Bieisenka in Biei
Rusk
Bieisenka 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
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    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Furano to Sapporo
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    Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Furano to Asahikawa
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    Furano Bus(ふらのバス) From Asahikawa to Furano
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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    Biei Scenery
    Biei Hills

    Sanai Hill

    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.

    Observation Deck Is Surrounded by Trees, Not Good View
    Biei Panorama Road Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park
    View from Field Side
    Biei Panorama Road Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park
    View from Field Side
    Biei Panorama Road Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park

    Atmosphere of Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Sanai-no-Oka Observatory Park

    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
    Telephone number +81-166-92-4378
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 349 792 476*67

      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)
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      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
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      Terashima Shokai(松浦商店)
      ASOVIEW
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      Takikawa Cycle(滝川サイクル)
      ASOVIEW
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      Uno Shoten(宇野商店)
      ASOVIEW
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      Gaido-no-Yamagoya(ガイドの山小屋)
      ASOVIEW
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      Catching Stag Beetles Activity

      M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
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      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)
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      Tada Farm(多田農園)
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      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
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      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
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      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)
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      Floating Leaf(フローティングリーフ)
      ASOVIEW
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      Hokkaido Adventure Tours(北海道アドベンチャーツアーズ)
      ASOVIEW
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      Doronko Open-Air School(NPO法人 どろんこ野外学校)
      ASOVIEW
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      Navo(ナヴォ)
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      M Factory Furano(エム・ファクトリーふらの)
      Wokkys(ウッキーズ)
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      Snow Activity

      Movie of Snow Activity


      White Koala(ホワイトコアラ)
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      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)
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      Furano Nature Club(富良野ネイチャークラブ)
      ASOVIEW
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      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)
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        Natsumi-no-Sato(ペンション&ギャラリー 菜摘実の里)
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        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
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        Cottage Spoon Valley(スプウン谷のザワザワ村)
        Booking
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        Tabibitoyado Kyushokushitsu(旅人宿 給食室)
        Booking
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        Farm Pension With You(ファームペンション ウィズユー)
        Booking
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        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)
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        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
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        Unenebatake-to-Kumo-no-Tsuki(うねうね畑とくもの月)
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        Megumiyuki(笑顔咲く宿 めぐみ雪)
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        Pension Hoshigaoka(美瑛ペンション 星ヶ丘)
        Booking
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        Oka-no-Yado Hozuki(美瑛の丘の宿ほおずき)
        Booking
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        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
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        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
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        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
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        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
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          Shirogane Campsite(白金野営場)
          Booking
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          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
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            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
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            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
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            Rakuten
            Pension Kaze-no-Michi(ペンション風の道)
            Booking
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            Rakuten
            Guest House Tabi-no-Tochu(ゲストハウス「旅の途中」)
            Booking
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            Gufo no Mori Kamifurano(Gufoの森・上富良野)
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            Shalom House Kamifurano(シャロームハウス上富良野)
            HP
            Booking
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            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
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            Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
            Booking
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            Hinode Park Automobile Campsite(日の出公園オートキャンプ場)
            Booking
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            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)
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              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
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              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))
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              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)
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              Tsuru Apartments(鶴apartment)
              HP
              Ryokan Furusato-so(旅館ふる郷荘)
              HP
              Brick House Furano(BRICK HOUSE ふらの)
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              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
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              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
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              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
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                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
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                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
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                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
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                        Rakuten
                        Hakuginsomae Campsite(白銀荘前キャンプ場)
                        Booking
                        Jalan
                        Rakuten
                        Booking.com

                        A page of Biei is here

                        Biei

                        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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