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[Sevenstar Tree in Biei] Solo Oak Caused Buzz among People on Package of of Cigarette

November 25th, 2016

Sevenstar Tree

Sevenstar Tree (セブンスターの木) is an oak on Patchwork Hill (パッチワークの丘) in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and was named after Sevenstar (famous Japanese cigarette). The tree was printed on a package of the cigarette in 1976, and has became a famous tourist attraction. A parking lot is provided near the tree. But a public restroom is not provided. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Private Fields No Trespassing !

Solitary Tree
Biei Hill Patchwork Road Sevenstar Tree

The distance is around 6 km away from the center of the Biei, and a convenience store is not built. Restraunt bi ble is near here. Parent and Child Trees (親子の木) is 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.

Parent and Child Trees
Biei Hill Patchwork Road Sevenstar Tree

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. Article is here

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. Article is here

Strawberry Juice
Bieisenka in Biei
Rusk
Bieisenka in Biei

Oak

A solitary oak grows around the hilltop of the Biri at about 260 m above sea level. Its height is around 13 m. In a summer, the vital power can be felt when branches are thickly covered with leaves. But it looks only just the tree with a lot of branches closely, so it is worth seeing at a little distance.

Sevenstar Tree
Biei Hill Patchwork Road Sevenstar Tree
Sevenstar Tree
Biei Hill Patchwork Road Sevenstar Tree

Some visitors only for seeing the tree seem to get discouraged, but if they take notice of scenery around, they will notice a lot of good views. Lined poplar trees along a road are a good view, too, and the tree goes well with colors of fields with Mt. Asahidake (旭岳) or Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) as a backdrop, and a conbination of blue sky and the tree is comforatable, too. Good photographers seem to take a photo with using the difference in elevation of the fields at a distance.

Lined Poplar Trees
Biei Hill Patchwork Road Sevenstar Tree
Biei Scenery around Sevenstar Tree
Biei Hill Patchwork Road Sevenstar Tree

Atmosphere of Sevenstar Tree Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sevenstar Tree

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 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 389 157 154*68

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Sevenstar Tree. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

bi ble(ビブレ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
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
Booking.com

A page of Biei is here

Biei