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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Panorama Road (パノラマロード)| Biei

Biei (美瑛)is a small town surrounded by a picturesque landscape of gently rolling hills and vast fields. A pleasant way to enjoy the charm of Biei is by cycling or driving through the hills and visiting some of the flower fields and famous trees along the way. The area northweat of the town center is named the "Patchwork Road" and the area sourth of the town center the "Panorama Road".

After enjoying the "Patchwork Road (パッチワークロード)",
* If you are interested in the the "Patchwork Road", please refer to my other post→.

we moved from JR Biei Station (JR美瑛駅) to JR Bibaushi Station (JR美馬牛駅) to head for the "Panorama Road (パノラマロード)".

If you want to rent a mountain bike, please visit "guide-no-Yamagoya (ガイドの山小屋)" just in front of the station.

It is 200 yen/hr or 1,200 yen/day. Very reasonable, isn't it?

First, we visited Bibaushi Elementary School (美馬牛小学校).

This triangle roof is loved by a lot of people including Shinzo Maeda (前田 真三), a world famous landscape photographer, who uses this school as an object in his art works.

We headed for his photo gallery!

Through this birch forest road...............

How beautiful the Tokachidake mountain range!!!

We were so impressed with the "Panorama Road"!!!

As we used a mountain bike, it was very easy to stop and take pictures of our favorite objects like this!

We arrived at the entrance of his photo gallery.

Located near a birch forest, Takushinkan (拓真館), his photo gallery, displays about 80 art works.

Visitors are not allowed to take his pics in his gallery, and I borrowed some of his works from his website.

* If you want to know the details, please refer to my other post→

We headed for the third destination, using the same road.

Although we used the same road, the scenery looked different. It seems the landscape changes every minute!

Next, we visited "Shikisai-no-Oka (四季彩の丘)", a flower park.

We enjoyed outstanding panoramic views of the Daisetsuzan mountain range as well as seven hectrares of pristine flowerbeds.

* If you want to know the details, please refer to my other post→

Last but not least, we visited "Shinei-no-Oka (新栄の丘)" a view park.

This park is known as a popular place for watching sunsets.

See?? It is very beautiful!!

We fully enjoyed this hilly wonderful town today!

When you find the triangle roof, JR Bibaushi Station (JR美馬牛駅) is just around the corner!

How do you like the "Panorama Road (パノラマロード)"?

I'll be back in July again with my tour guests!

■Where is the "Panorama Road (パノラマロード)"?

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■Tour guide information■
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月亮忘记我 said...

Hi KK, if rent bicycle for 1 day, can ride from Bibaushi to Biei?
or need to take train from JR Bibaushi to Biei?
In biei, have to rent another bicycle?

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