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Wheat Harvesting on a Biei Hill and Bread Made with Biei Wheat

June ~ End of July

A wheat field, expanding as far as the eye can see!
Let's learn more about wheat on a Biei hill.

Wheat-- the crop covering the most agricultural land in Biei.
Wouldn't you like to enjoy a special experience, surrounded by a field of wheat like a scene from a movie?
After you experience cutting wheat with your own hands, have a taste of bread made from Biei wheat!
Enjoy this picturesque experience as you stand in the middle of the Patchwork Hills, gazing out at the wheat fields extending to the sky.

Keep the wheat you cut yourself as a souvenir!

Be amazed by yellow wheat fields, stretching across the hills!

Delicious baked goods, made with 100% Biei wheat.

Accepting Status
Closed
Fee
Adult (Age 12 and above):5,000yen
Children (Age 11 and below):4,500yen
※Solo Travellers:6,500yen
Date
June ~ End of July
Duration
Approximately 2 hours
Language
Japanese,English
Schedule
<Course Content>
 ※Timings in brackets are for the afternoon departure
◆9:00(14:00) Meet at Shiki-no-Jouhoukan Tourism Information Centre (next to JR Biei Station)
◆9:15-9:45(14:15-14:45) Mini wheat-harvesting experience and photography in the what field
◆9:55-10:15(14:55-15:15) Your choice of bread at bi.ble bakery
◆10:30-10:50(15:30-15:50) Shopping at Biei Senka (farm shop and bakery)
◆11:00(16:00) Arrival at JR Biei Station / Tour Disbands

 ※This tour will not be operated on bi.ble's scheduled closure days (every Tuesday, unless Tuesday is a national holiday).
 ※Please come by rental car. The guide's car will drive ahead.
  (For those who do not have a driver's license or have trouble driving, please feel free to discuss with us)
 ※On rainy days, there is a chance that the experience may be cancelled. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
 ※The tour's operational period may be changed depending on the wheat's cultivation status / condition.
Conditions to participate
Minimum number of participants: 1 adult (children must be accompanied by a minor)
 ※For insurance purposes, we require the names as per passport and ages of all participants.
 ※Upon applying, please inform us of a contact phone number we can use to reach you the day before and on the day of the experience.
 ※As we will loan you long boots, please let us know the shoe sizes of everyone in your group.
Things to bring/prepare
・Clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty (we will provide long boots and straw hats)
・Plenty to drink
What's Included?
・A personal guide
・Agricultural experience in farmland
・Bread made from Biei wheat
・Consumption tax
Venue
Shiki-no-Jouhoukan Tourism Information Centre (next to JR Biei Station) Google Maps
Transportation Service
None (For those who do not have a driver's license or who are finding getting about difficult, please inform us in the notes section when submitting your application form)
Payment
Please pay on the day (cash or card)
Terms and Conditions
・In the event of rain, the content of this tour may be changed.
・The tour may be cancelled in the event of rain. In addition, the tour may be cancelled if heavy rainfall the day before the tour causes the earth to become waterlogged, or if, due to the conditions of the field the tour needs to be cancelled even in good weather etc. We ask for your understanding in advance.
・In the event that the tour is cancelled, we will contact you the day before or on the morning of the tour so we request that you inform us of a telephone number or address that it is possible for us to reach you at.
・We regret that we cannot allow participants to just observe. Please inform us of the exact number of participants who will enter the farmland.
・Upon entering the farmland, we will ask you to change into the boots we have provided and they will be disinfected in order to prevent disease-spreading microbes on your shoe soles getting into the soil. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
・When cutting the wheat, you will be using a bladed sickle so please handle with great care. In particular, to avoid injury to children, we ask that parents or guardians confirm safety points with their children during participation.
・There are no shaded areas in the field so we ask that you bring sunhats, a towel to wipe away sweat and plenty of fluids to protect yourself against heatstroke.
・Smoking is forbidden in the fields.
・There are no convenience stores or vending machines around the fields. Please prepare your own drinks to bring in advance.

Cancellation / Changes:
We operate a cancellation fee for cancellations at the request of the client.
Please be aware of the below cancellation fees upon applying to join the program.
Day before: 50%
On the Day: 100%
After tour start time / no show: 100%
Reservation