Biei known as the "Hills town". It looks like a patchwork from a distance, field of different crops have been planted, called "Hills of patchwork". Many photographers gather.
Some hills were used for commercial advertising. Hill of them is named "Hill of Mild Seven", "Tree of Seven Stars", or "Tree of Ken and Mary".
Such as Shirogane hot springs, the eastern part of the town is included in the Daisetsuzan National Park.
phone: +81 166 92-4378address: 1-2-14 HonmachiTourism information center of Biei. Staff speak English.
Biei is located between Asahikawa and Furano.
By planeThe closest airport to Biei is in Asahikawa, about 30 minutes away by bus or car.
By trainBiei Station is served by the JR Furano Line, which connects Asahikawa and Furano. Local train runs 18 round trips to Asahikawa, and 11 round trips to Furano everyday.
By bus"Express Lanebder" (快速ラベンダー号) runs via Biei, from Asahikawa to Furano with 8 round trips everyday.
The town center is easily covered by foot, but a car can be convenient to see the tourist spots. Bicycle can be rented, and bus/train are available as well.
By trainThere are 3 stations by JR Furano line in the town. From north to south,
Biei StationLocated in center of the town.
phone: +81 166 92-2191address: 1-6-26, Honmachi (本町1丁目6-26)Biei has nice hills to ride, and several rental shops are available near Biei station, practicing more or less the same prices, most also have mountain bikes and mopeds. A map of courses can be downloaded from here.
Hokusei no oka tenbō kōen (Outlook park of northwest hill)There is observation deck and flower garden. You hope near by "Hills of pachwork" and Tokachi-dake range mountains in the distance.
phone: +81 166 92-3160address: DaisanTourism garden. In addition to the flower garden, a observation deck, shop, restaurant and a buggy course.
Hill of Mild SevenThe hill that was used in the commercial film of the "Mild Seven" cigarette.
Tree of Seven StarsThe tree that used in cigarettes package of "Seven Stars".
Tree of Ken and MaryThe tree that was used in the commercial film of the Nissan "Skyline".
Hill of Akabaneaddress: Akabane
phone: +81 166 95-2758address: Shinsei-Daisan 新星第三There is observation deck and flower garden.
address: Midori, Sanai 三愛みどりObservation deck on top of the hill.
address: BibaushiObservation deck on top of the hill. The view spot to sight of sunset.
phone: +81 166 92-3355address: Takushin 字拓進Museum of photographer "Shinzo Maeda" who took many pictures of Biei.
Blue pondMade famous by a Mac desktop background, this lake has trees in its blue water. Large parking available. 18km from Biei, 2.5km from the Shirogane hot spring.
Bōgaku-daiObservation deck in the middle Mt. Tokachi-dake. One of the trailhead to the Mt. Tokachi-dake.
Biei train stationA few souvenir shops can be found around the station.
phone: +81 166 92-0920address: 1-9-21, Honmachi 本町1丁目9番21号Road Station. (道の駅) It sell specialty products and agricultural products of Biei, and snacks.
phone: +81 166-92-2210address: 上川郡美瑛町美沢共生Nice view, classy Italian food. Children not accepted.
phone: +81 166 92-3255address: Ōmura-Murayama 大村村山Domitory room (youth hostel), Private room, Cottage, Log house
phone: +81 166 95-2141address: 1-1-24, Bibaushi-Minami 美馬牛南1-1-24B&B style, no dinner. Irregular opened in winter.
phone: +81 166 92-4411address: 1-5-10, Kitamachi 北町1丁目5-10Inn for single use mainly.
phone: +81 166 94-3333address: Shirogane 字白金Bath is hot spring with outdoor bath.
phone: +81 166 94-3041address: 白金温泉Far from the city center, but good to relax. Hot spring. Free shuttle bus to the city once a day at dinner time.