Date: 9th July 2010 (Friday)
(1) Biei (美瑛) – Hill of Shikisai (四季彩の丘), Furano (富良野) Winery
(1) Departed from Sapporo station via Limited Express Train
(2) Took lunch [bento set] at Asahikawa station stopover
(3) Ride on Norokko Train
(4) Drop by JR Bibaushi Station
(5) Rent a bike and cycled to Hill of Shikisai
(6) Continue ride on Norokko Train to Furano Station
(7) Ride on bus to Furano Winery
Furano Biei Round Tour Ticket (¥5,400)
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(I) Nakajima-koen N09 (Susukino-hotel) ==> Susukino N08 ==> Odori N07 ==> Sapporo N06
(II) Sapporo ==> Asahikawa ==> Biei (美瑛) ==> Bibaushi station (美馬牛駅ride on bike to Hill of Shikisai) ==> Kami Furano ==> Naka Furano ==> Furano – Furano Winery (ride on bus)
The scene took while ridden on Limited Express Train from Sapporo heading to Takikawa.
Very relaxing journey away from busy city ☺
Canon DSLR did a great job that enables me to capture the zoom view clearly while ride on the train
Calm and relaxing environment
Change to Norokko train (there are few more trains we need to change before ride on norokko train – I just follow the crowds else will ask for direction with broken japanese) that enables us enjoys the superb views of nature from the wide windows of the train running slowly. I am feeling great! I can feel the fresh air and winds. No matter how worried and stressed you are, you just can’t get sad at that point of time but to enjoy the great scenes with sweet smiles on every passengers face.
Just for display purposed. They are using this to get the train operated while good old days.
View captured while heading to Bibaushi station.
Ever wonder what will be the feel riding on bicycle on these roads? Try it once and you will forever remember those feel.
Hill of Shikisai (四季彩の丘)
We rent an automatic bicycle (cost ¥2400 for 2 hours) and cycled to Hill of Shikisai (四季彩の丘). We almost thought that we needed to knock on one of the house to ask for the directions as we never expected that it is almost like a village without any map for us to refer nor any pedestrian bypass. Luckily, there is a shop just next to Bibaushi station allowed us to rent a bicycle with clear map provided for us.
I am not purposely to take the picture of the couple. As they are standing there quite long and I don’t want to waste my time waiting for them to go away 😛
While this model purposely stand like this and asked me to shoot the picture of her.
Believed or not, the weather was reaching more than 30 degree Celsius! I almost can’t open my eye.
Bibaushi Station (美馬牛駅)
This is Bibaushi station. You just can’t believe this is a station with just a signboard written “美馬牛駅”.
The house opposite to the station.
Norokko train is coming and we will be heading to Furano Station.
Lavender at Furano Winery. The winery almost it’s time to close. So, we just have a quick walk a round as we need to catch for the last bus after 15mins. We did not plan well so there are many places we have missed out.
Lavender growth here even prettier than at the farm that we visited.
We walk to the bus station to wait for the last bus.
Hanging nearby Furano station while wait for the last train. Very clean street and fresh with less cars.
Lavender growth besides the road at small park
On the train heading back to Sapporo station.
Will return by tomorrow as we missed out the Tomita farm.