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Flower Wonderland Biei

A meadow of flowers unfolds before you, the Tokachidake mountain range in the background. What a breathtaking sight!

Biei's flower fields are some of the town's most popular attractions. However, did you know that each meadow has its own special characteristics? In today's guide, we'd like to introduce you to Biei's three main flower fields and the highlights of each one!

These fields are sure to provide plenty of photo opportunities so make sure you bring your camera. Let's explore Biei's flower fields!

Important Message: Although Biei's flower fields are beautiful, please stay on any walking paths and do not enter the planted area. Please also do not pick any flowers. Thank you for helping us to preserve Biei's flower fields for other visitors' enjoyment.

1Shikisai Hill

A rainbow of colour waits for you at Shikisai Hill.

Shikisai-no-Oka, or Shikisai Hill, is located in the pretty Bibaushi region of Biei and is probably Biei's most well-known flower field. And for good reason!

Their season usually begins in May, running right through to October. As the seasons change, so too do the beautiful flowers displayed in the meadow.

Shikisai Hill's size is its special point. As it covers several sloping hills, Shikisai Hill is able to display a huge variety of flowers. Regardless of what you want to see, Shikisai Hill will probably be growing it, if the season is right! The most number of flowers in bloom comes in early July, when over 20 different varieties of flower all bloom at the same time. The peak season, where flowers cover the entire surface of the hills, is from July to the end of September. The colours sloping away towards the mountains make it look as though there is a rainbow in bloom on Biei's hills. What a gorgeous sight!

There are fifteen hectares of the flower park to explore... wow! We recommend walking through it and taking your time, but if you would rather spare your legs then there is always the option of hitching a ride in one of the tractor-pulled carts.

Enjoy the ride and the flowers!

Shikisai Hill also sells delicious ice cream in many “Biei” flavours. Why not take a break with fragrant lavender ice cream, sweet melon ice cream or creamy milk ice cream?

Which would you choose?

Shikisai Hill

Address
Shinsei 3, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
TEL
0166-95-2758
Opening Hours
April ~ May & Oct: 09:00 - 17:00
June ~ Sep: 08:30 ~ 18:00
Nov & Mar: 09:00 ~ 16:30
Dec ~ Feb: 09:00 ~ 16:00
Closure Days
None, open everyday

2Zerubu Hill

A sea of lavender and, far away, Mt. Asahi.

Zerubu Hill is located conveniently alongside National Route 237. It's a great place to take a break on a long drive!

Zerubu Hill's shape is its most distinctive characteristic. The garden uses many gentle curves, contrasting beautifully with the jagged Mt. Asahi in the distance. The crescent shape has another purpose besides highlighting the view, however—it means that if you walk through the garden in July, you will be surrounded on almost all sides by beautiful lavender.

Lavender is definitely Zerubu Hill's special point. It might be one of the smaller flower parks, but the way the lavender has been beautifully cultivated and surrounds visitors as they explore the garden is truly unique. If you're keen on seeing beautiful lavender during your time in Biei, then Zerubu Hill is definitely the place to go.

Lillies and roses are also planted in the garden, which really complete the beautiful look.

Pink roses compliment the purple lavender!

Zerubu Hill also has a restaurant selling food made with Biei ingredients, as well as a souvenir shop. Their observation deck on the third floor of the Atom Hill building gives you an amazing view of Biei's hills as well as the famous Ken & Mary Tree.

The popular Tree of Ken & Mary can be seen from far away! (Though this is a picture we took up close!)

Zerubu Hill

Address
Daisan, Biei, Kamikawagun, Hokkaido
TEL
0166-92-3160
Opening Hours
Mid April ~ Early June, 08:30 ~ 17:00
Closure Days
None, open everyday

3Hokusei Hill

The distinctive pyramid of Hokusei Hill in the evening light

Hokusei Hill's special characteristic is the distinctive pyramid-shaped observatory, which has become something of a landmark in Biei's hills. The observatory offers a wonderful view of Biei town far below, the Tokachi Mountain Range towering over it.

Biei Town, and the Tokachi Mountain Range

But the main feature of Hokusei Hill is the lovely walking garden for visitors to enjoy! The garden is about 4.5 hectares big, with a variety of flowers that bloom from May through to October. Pretty lavender grows here, as well as other lovely perennial shrubs. Autumn is also beautiful here, as you can look out across the gold-coloured larch trees that span Biei's hills.

Hokusei Hill is also located next to a small row of shops selling delicious Biei snacks like grilled sweetcorn and baked potatoes. There are also two photo galleries showcasing works by local photographers, capturing the very best of Biei's seasons. Be sure to drop by and take a look!

Hmm... Should I have ice cream? Tasty sweetcorn? What about a crispy croquet? I just can't decide!

Hokusei Hill

Address
Okubo Kyosei, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
TEL
0166-92-4445
Opening Hours
Spring until First Snow. Park is open 24/7 but shops close around 16:00 ~ 17:00
Closure Days
None, open everyday

Flowers all around you and beyond, a breath-taking mountain range. Biei's wonderland scenery is waiting for you.