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Shikisai no Oka 四季彩の丘

Shikisai-no-oka
Shikisai-no-oka

Fields of color on the rolling hills of Biei

Shikisai no Oka is a flower garden on a hill carpeted with flowers from April to October. This feast for the eye features tulips, lupine, lavender, salvia, sunflowers, dahlia and Japanese anemone.

Don't Miss

  • Views of the hill from a hot-air balloon
  • Cruising around town on the Shikisai Norokko tractor bus
  • Riding snowmobiles through the fields in winter

How to Get There

Shikisai no Oka is accessible by train and then on foot or by taxi.

Catch the JR Furano Line to Bibaushi Station. It is a 25-minute walk there. You can also take the JR Furano Line to Biei Station and catch a 12-minute taxi ride from there.

Quick Facts

Entrance is free, but they ask for a donation of 200 yen for maintenance of the garden

Four Season Hill is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from mid-June to mid-October

Activities in the garden

You can ride around the garden on a tractor bus called Shikisai Norokko and visit an alpaca ranch. During the snow season (December to early April), renting a snowmobile is also popular. Try the snow raft (an inflatable raft for four people) course around the hill as well.

Enjoy Hokkaido's local fare

You can find shops, a restaurant, and produce stands selling local Hokkaido food as well as products from Shikisai no Oka's farm.

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