Farm Tomita also features a dried flower exhibition, perfume and distillery workshops, a green house and several gift shops selling lavender goods ranging from lavender soft cream to dried flower bouquets, oils, perfumes and soaps. Farm Tomita stands in Nakafurano Town. During the lavender season, some trains on the Furano Line stop at the...more
All around Biei and along the highway between Biei and Furano, you can find shops selling local produce. Melons, which are a famous local product are available from mid-June. They are not exactly cheap but are extremely sweet and juicy. Best enjoyed whilst you are in the region - don't bother trying to bring it home (it's too cumbersome and loses...more
One of the parks with panaromic views of the area. Local specialties are sold in the shop within the park (nothing spectacular, though there are some quirky souvenirs). There is a dirt road going around the hill where you can rent and ride a buggy. So far, this is the only park with buggy facilities I've come across. I suppose children will enjoy...more
Like the Panaroma Road, there are beautiful spots to rest and take pictures, take in the fresh air and ponder the beauty of nature. Passed by a few cow farms and several restaurants. There are also many "oka-s" or mounts along the way which are essentially maintained parks built at strategic spots that give a panaromic view of the surrounding...more
Biei is a small town surrounded by a beautiful hilly landscape. One of the most pleasant ways to enjoy the charm of the rural region is by walking, cycling or driving through the hills and along the fields. For easier orientation, the area south of the town center has been named "Panorama Road" and the area northwest of the town center "Patchwork...more
It was such a challenge for us who live in Taipei city and don't do any excercise after school. It was also such a wonderful trip with friends, you can rent a bike from the stores in the front of the station of Biei. You would be provided a simple map with 2 different lines. What we chose is the long one, we spent like 2 hours or more to finish it.more
This is an area of fields and farms around Biei which is popular with cyclists and drivers. There are many beautiful scenes of fields, solitary trees and flower farms.Cycling is best done on days with good weather and non-motorised bukes are suitable for cyclists with lots of experience and stamina.more
Deliberating whether this should be a restaurant or off the beaten track tip - think latter's more appropriate. The cafe is situated in the middle of rolling hills and reachable only by car / cycling. The owners bake their own breads and desserts and serve good Western style meals like cheese pots and sausages.
Beside the cafe, there's a tiny shop selling some odd pieces of clothing with no proper shopkeeper or cashier. There is even a sign on the door that asks you to shut it when you leave. Not sure if they are home tailored clothes too, but kind of looks like it.
All along the Patchwork Road, there are similar cafes. There are road signs pointing to them, otherwise they are marked on the local maps. If you cycle, you'd appreciate the hearty meals.