Hokkaido BIEI 北海道 美瑛, special cottage to stay, canyoning, natural blessings

Beautiful hidden town of rolling hills with so much to see and do. An amazing vacation for your family

Hokkaido BIEI 北海道 美瑛, special cottage to stay, canyoning, natural blessings

Japan is full of picture-perfect, beautiful towns, waiting to be discovered.  BIEI is already famous with the Japanese, as it has become the filming locations for many ads, TV programs and so on.  However, aside from the breath taking scenary, there is so much for the entire FAMILY to enjoy!  Here are some recommendations for you and your family.

1 Hokkaido and Biei

2 Cottage, not to be missed in Biei

3 Outside activity-Canoeing, Canyoning, Rafting, Horseback riding?  Lots of choices!

  • 3.1 Asahiyama zoo

  • 3.2 Canyoning

  • 3.3 Hiking in Daisetsuzan

4 Special Hidden Away accomodation and surrounding highlights


beautiful flower fields


2 Cottage, not to be missed in Biei!

  1. COTTAGE in SPOON VALLEY ざわざわ村: Hand made cabins with breath taking scenary, just outside your cabin.  Home made cooking at its best, using local produce.  Modern comfort with the warmth of a country cabin.  Your family will love this place.

From a visitor`s instagram-beautiful pictures!

北海道美瑛 #スプウン谷のザワザワ村 コテージの内装も良い雰囲気で、部屋からは美瑛の丘の壮大で美しい景色が望めました。

halo Akiraさん(@halo1expo)がシェアした投稿 –

For reservation policy in English, there is an official page.  As this place is very small and family run, it is not easy to reserve.  But, it is worth it!


3 CANYONING, rafting, horse back riding, hiking, visiting the famous zoo  Lots of choices!


3.1  ASAHIYAMA ZOO is now very famous for its innovative ways to show case the animals!  Check out the hippo from below…it is fascinating!

Below is the official home page.  The translation is automatic/machine, so it is not good.




Canyoning was a lot of fun for the entire family!  Very exciting as well as refreshing in the summer.  Our tour was with this company.  Very experienced guide (he was from Nepal!)


There are many choices, so check out the other sites as well.

Horseback riding is fun, too!  Popular in Hokkaido.



I recommend this route, as it is easy to get up there with the Asahidake Ropeway!  Then, the route is 1.7km, just the right scale, but you get to enjoy the magnificent views with over 2000km elevation, clear glacier fed lakes and lots of alpine plants and flowers.  Mt. Asahi 2291 km is the highest peak of Daisetsuzan National Park and thus the whole of Hokkaido.

4 Special, hidden away accomodation and some surrounding highlights

Mori no Ryotei Biei

Hidden away Japanese style hotel, or Ryokan, with private hot spring bath in your own room.  Food is served with lots of Hokkaido local produce and seafood.  Trully a memorable stay.


Shirohige fall or White beard fall, beautiful and worthy of a visit!


Blue Pond

Go early in the morning as it does get very crowded during the day.

Any questions or comments?











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