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Bring Home Biei - Top Souvenir Picks!

If only I could fit this scenery in my suitcase...! Biei town is beautiful-- it's only natural that you might want to take away something to remember it by! Unfortunately, airline restrictions being what they are often means that you…

Traditional Japan in Biei

Enjoy a sense of Japan in Biei. Historically speaking, Hokkaido has only recently become a part of Japan, officially annexed into the country in the mid-late 1800s. This means that across much of the region, it can be hard to…

The First Sign of Spring - Tractors on the Hills

Biei in early spring... fresh green, and earthy hills. Suddenly, a tractor crests the hill with a rumble. Biei's winter is long. From December to April, snow is piled high on the hills. During this time, Biei's farmers enjoy a…

[Experience Report] So many things to discover in the forest!

The sound of trees swaying in the wind and the chirping of birds gives a moment of healing.   Why not enjoy a walk in a forest in Daisetsuzan National Park, feeling the gentle breeze? This time, we took part…

Hills Painted by Autumn Colours

Creative colours woven by Mother Nature 1Three seasons in one?! Biei's Autumn Foliage When you think of scenery that exemplifies autumn in Japan, you may think of autumn leaves. However, Biei's autumn foliage is distinctively different. First, from late September…

[Experience Report] Biei Photography Tour

Take the perfect shot in the vast land of Hokkaido. Are you always taking simple pictures on your smartphone? Or perhaps you have a camera, but you can't use it too well? There are quite a number of people with…

Daisetsuzan National Park - Playground of the Gods

Just a short drive from Biei lies Hokkaido's largest national park. The Daisetsuzan area in central Hokkaido was declared a national park in 1934. Under the protection of the Japanese government, nature has thrived here for many years and it…

Super Shirogane!

Often overlooked as visitors rush to see the Blue Pond, Shirogane has so much more to offer. Biei's most popular attraction, the Blue Pond, is sometimes known as “the Shirogane Blue Pond”. Why is this? Well, because it's in Shirogane!…

Adventures on Two Wheels - A Guide to Cycling in Biei

The wind in your hair and the scenery sloping away before you... there is nothing quite like cycling in Biei. While you can definitely go much further and faster when using a car in Biei, you may well miss the…

Biei's Blossoms

A Sign of Spring - Cherry Blossoms "Oh no! I can't go to see cherry blossoms in March or April..." Cherry blossoms are Japan's national flower and are loved within the country. They appear in ancient poems and literature and…