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Biei's Bountiful Beans

Beans-- one of the staples of a Japanese diet, and an important crop for our patchwork hills. How many types of bean can you list? There's green beans, soybeans, azuki beans, kidney beans, jelly beans... (Okay, that last one doesn't…

You say Tomato, I say Biei!

What's round and cute and rosy? Why, it's Biei's delicious tomatoes! Tomatoes are packed full of good stuff! They're bursting with Vitamins A, C and E as well as being a good source of potassium, iron and calcium. Plus, they're…

Fruits of the Earth

When you say "Biei", we say "potatoes"! Hokkaido is by far the number one producer of Japan's potatoes. Biei contributes its fair share, and has grown potatoes for almost as long as the town has existed. If you were to…

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…

Biei Station Handy Lunch Guide

Where should we go for lunch, today? Take a break from sightseeing, and enjoy lunch around JR Biei Station! Even if you're not using a rental car, you don't need to worry. There are plenty of delicious restaurants within walking…

Sweetcorn – The Flavour of Summer

The gold that we treasure in Biei isn't mineral, it's vegetable! What are these tall, green crops with fuzzy antenna? These are sweetcorn plants, another of Biei's main crops! When did sweetcorn come to Biei? Sweetcorn has actually been around…

The Charms of Biei's Wheat Fields

The wind blows, and the golden horizon shimmers… truly, this scenery is the soul of Biei. La, la, lalala la la, la, la lalala…♪ Do you know that tune? It's the song that plays when a certain heroine from a…

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!…

All About Asparagus

Ahh, asparagus... Who doesn't like asparagus? We love asparagus here in Biei. It is one of our top exports and is among the tastiest you'll find in Japan. It has been grown in Biei for an estimated 40 years. In…

Spring in Biei

The snows are melting, polytunnels have come to life and buds are on the trees at long last. Finally, spring has returned to Biei. Biei has a long winter, lasting on average from around November right through to the end…