Senbo Pass (千望峠) is a pass along Hokkaido Road 581 in Kamifurano town located in the southeastern direction of Asahikawa city. A parking park is built at about 330 m above sea level, and is surrounded by fields. There is not a lavender field, But Senbo Pass Parking Park (千望峠駐車公園) is a little-known viewing spot that is a little away from a national route, and here is a starting point and a goal of Senbo-toge Foot Path with 10 km in total length. There are a gazebo, a parking lot and a restroom on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. It is closed in a winter.
The distance is around 5 km away from the center of the Kamifurano, and restraunts, cafes and convenience stores are not built 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.
Mansaku (まん作) is a famous buckwheat noodles restraunt in Kamifurano town located in the southern direction 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. 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
Senbo Pass Parking Park
The gazebo like a observation deck is built at the mountain side, but a view is not good. So visitors should see the views along fences on the property line. A pastoral scenery and Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) can be enjoyed at a low place. In addition, here is a suitable place for seeing a night view or starry sky because of a wide view.
Atmosphere of Senbo Pass Can Be Watched on Youtube
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.