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About Biei Blue – Biei Blue Pond and Shirahige Falls

A Whimsical Shade of Cobalt Blue. This mythical shade of blue is referred to by its popular nickname, “Biei Blue”. Let us introduce you to this scenery that you will only find here, in Biei, while we follow the source…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Asparagus, the distinctive food in Biei

Biei is one of the largest producers of asparagus in Hokkaido. Asparagus is available in local restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Biei town produces the biggest shipment volume of agricultural products among all individual agricultural cooperatives in Hokkaido. Asparagus grown…

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…

(Blog) 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…

Spring's Woodland Carpet

After months without greenery, in late April, the first colour emerges in Biei's woodland. Biei's winter is long, lasting from December right through to March. But even when Biei's winter ends, there is still snow on the ground and no…