Shikisai no Oka 四季彩の丘
Fields of color on the rolling hills of Biei
Shikisai no Oka (Four Seasons Hill) 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.
- Views of the hill from a hot-air balloon
- Cruising around the garden 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.
Entrance is free, but they ask for a donation of 200 yen for maintenance of the garden
Shikisai no Oka 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.