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Monday, July 18, 2011

Shikisai-no-Oka (四季彩の丘)| Biei in Mid-July

The panoramic flower garden of Shikisai-no-Oka (the Hill of Seasonal Colors) provides spectacular views across seven hectares of land on Oka-no-Machi (hilly town) Biei. It is a paradise of seasonal blossoms from spring through to fall, in which several dozen different species of flowers and grasses flourish.

This is a mascot of the garden named Roll-kun (Little Boy Roll). 

And this is Roll-chan (Little Girl Roll)♪ How cute they are! They are in front of the entrance building of this flower garden.

You can take a tractor bus or a cart (for four persons) or a buggy (for one person) in the 7-ha flower garden.

But we preferred to walk along this garden yesterday.
Let me show you the flowers in the mid-July! This is one of the best season to see the flowers here!!!

■Pansy

■Dianthus
The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios (god) and anthos (flower).

■Gotetia
It is an annual plant growing to 1m tall.

The flowers are on the hillside and you can enjoy the flower rainbow!

■Marygold

■Campanula
I like this light purple flower!!

■Salvia
Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family!


Flowers in July are very beautiful, aren't they?? The combination of several colors is perfect!

■Lupine
Lupine is a genus in the legume family!

■California poppy

■Cosmos

■Sunflower
Sunflowers remind me of Hokkaido!

■Snapdragon
Now is the best timing to see the colorful flowers in Hokkaido! I love snapdragons in this season!!!

Wow! Wow! Wow! How beautiful the flowers are!!!

Look at this color combination! We thought as if we were in the dream world!

Loooooooooooooong flower lines!!!

It's like a flower carpet!


■Celosia
This is commonly known as a woolflower.

■Lavender
We can enjoy lavenders until the end of August!

■Petunia
This flower is a widely cultivated genus of flowering plants of South Amerian origin.



We really enjoyed the beautiful garden!!

Would you like to come here? (Yes, sure!!!) It takes about three and 1/2 hours from Sapporo by car. Or you can walk from the nearest JR station to "Shikisai-no-Oka". It takes about 30 minutes from Bibaushi station to this garden on foot!

After enjoying flowers, we went to a shop at the entrance building!

In July, you can enjoy melons and cherries grown in Biei!

If you like ice cream, I recommend pumpkin or azuki bean ice cream. All of the ingredients including milk are produced in Biei! Biei is such a great agricultural town♪

We really enjoyed this pumpkin ice cream :-) Very rich and very pumpkin!!!! I really recommend it!

The flower combination is different depending on the season. This is a pic taken in the late May↓ 
If you are interested in the garden in the late May, please refer to my previous post→click!

Entering the park garden itself is free - although if you're kind enough, they'd be happy if you donate 200 yen.

■Where is Shikisai-no-Oka?



■Tour guide information■
Do you need a nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide when you travel to Hokkaido?
I'll guide you! Plz click here!

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Flower KK !
Beautiful flowers gardens !!
Do you have a garden ? If yes I suppose that it's more little !
Yves

K.K. said...

>Your v..s..Special!!
The garden is very beautiful, isn't it? Both cities, Biei and Furano, have such great flower gardens like this.
Yes, I have a garden, but as you predict, it is like a miniature garden compared to the 7 ha garden!!!
Your map girl♪

Sharon Kwek said...

Hi, can I see sunflowers in mid-July at this farm?

K.K. said...

>Sharon Kwek
Yes! The pics in this post were taken in mid-July last year!

hsmom said...

Hi! Really appreciate your description and pictures. I'm planning to take my 84 years old mother to Hokkaido this summer. Do you recommend this farm or farm Tomita for senior? My mom can't walk for a long time.

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