- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from Asahikawa Airport -
Furano is famous for its lavender fields, and Biei for its beautiful hilly landscapes. The majestic rural landscape typical of Hokkaido is very photogenic.
(Farm Tomita Irodori Hatake)
Fields of Flowers such as Lavender
Fields of flowers are scattered throughout Furano and Biei. Furano lavender is particularly famous, which is best seen from late June ～to early August. Sweets prepared with lavender such as ice cream are very popular. A variety of other flowers, such as lupine, sunflowers and dahlia, can be enjoyed from Spring to Autumn.
Lavender items such as potpourri and oils make for great souvenirs.
Biei Patchwork Hill
Biei is considered "the most beautiful village in Japan." The fields of various crops such as wheat and potatoes seem to form a patchwork pattern. The scenery is agrarian and more or like Hokkaido. We recommend to take a leisure tour to the area with a rental cycle. Be careful not to enter the fields for photography.
Shirogane Blue Pond
A mysterious pond with a clear blue water surface. In winter the pond is covered with snow, but the illumination at night creates a magical ambiance.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
The early morning hot air balloon ride is also popular, as you can look over the beautiful rural landscape from the sky. You can enjoy tethered flights in summer, and untethered flights in winter.
A local curry with an omelet, cooked with all local ingredients except the spices.
*As of February 2019.
*All photographs are for illustrative purposes only.
Biei Hills, Hokkaido. A 10,000 hectare area with hills where potatoes and wheat are grown. A carpet of flowers will soothe your eyes and heal your heart. It is a flower garden where all sorts of flowers are found. Until autumn season when harvesting begins in earnest, this is one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan.
"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport. Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.