Biei Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by akikonomu
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by akikonomu
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by akikonomu

Biei Things to Do

  • Farm Tomita

    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...

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  • Fruit and vegetable farms / outlets

    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...

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  • Zerubu no oka

    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...

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  • Patchwork Road

    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...

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  • Biei "Panorama Road"

    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...

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  • The road of the view

    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.

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  • Panaroma Route

    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.

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  • Shinei no oka

    From Shinei no oka, you can get a good view of the surrounding hills. Many photography enthusiasts set up tripods all over to capture memorable scenes.If you are cycling, there are so many stops to set up that tripod around the hill for different views.

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  • Shikisai no oka

    If you like flowers, pay a visit to this farm. Besides colourful flowers (marigolds, dahlias) planted artfully, there are plots of lavendar and sunflower.

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Biei Off The Beaten Path

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    by akikonomu Written Sep 7, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • Road Trip

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