- November 25th, 2016
[Shikisai-no-Oka Hill in Biei] Colorful Earth Can Be Enjoyed on Panoramic Flower Fields
- Shikisai-no-Oka Hill
- Panoramic Flower Fields
- List of Activities
- List of Accommodations
Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (四季彩の丘) is a tourist farm in Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and there are fields and flower fields on hillsides, and it is well-known for enjoying typical views of Hokkaido such as colorful flowers with Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) as a backdrop. The flower fields can be savored from a spring to an autumn, and a snow tubing or a snowmobile can be played in a winter. There are Restaurant "Flox Hall" that soup curry has a good reputation, a shop, a souvenir shop, a restroom, Alpaca Ranch (アルパカ牧場) and a parking lot on the site. Admission free. * They accept JPY 200, a donation, for flower field maintenance. The parking lot is charged for JPY 500. As for the Alpaca Ranch, the admission is JPY 500. Flower Fields No Trespassing !
The distance is around 10 km away from the center of the Biei, and Lunch and Cafe Kaze biei (ランチ＆カフェ風 美瑛) is near here. Takushinkan (拓真館) is 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
Panoramic Flower Fields
Roll-Kun (ロールくん) made of hay welcome visitors in the Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (四季彩の丘). There are the fields and the flower fields named Panoramic Flower Fields of 15 ha, and About 30 types of flowers such as Lavender, Cosmos, Marigold, Sunflower can be enjoyed from May to October on the hillsides at about 300 m above sea level, and it is said that July is the best season in particular. The time it takes to look around colorful carpets on the hillsides is around 2 hours. You may be tired because of a difference of elevation, so you should wear comfortable shoes. Touring agricultural motor tractor bus "Norokko-go" (トラクターバス「ノロッコ号」) and a golf cart are provided to look around without walking. A fare of the Norokko-go is JPY 500. A fare of the golf cart is over JPY 1500. In addition, the visitors can drive a dune buggy on a path only for the dune buggy. The fare is JPY 500. But the flower fields can not be looked around.
I think that the visitors must be moved by a conbination of the colorful carpet range, the blue sky and the Tokachidake Mountain Range. People shouted for joy here and there because various views were instagrammable. Especially, I got excited at a heat when I went to the flower fields from an entrance, and those came into sight. Only hill town Biei could be enjoyed. It is not natural beauty but man-made art.
The colorful flowers go well with the sky and trees on the hilltop, and a tree is accent on the hillside, too. Photos with difference of elevation can be taken here and there. I walked a lot so I was very tired, but I was absorbed in taking a photo, and it might be effective for dieting.
Atmosphere of Shikisai-no-Oka Hill Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Paid parking is provided (100 Cars)|
|Business hours||08:30-18:00 * It changes depending on seasons|
|Regular closing day||The year-end and New Year holidays|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||349 701 185*30|
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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