Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Japan 2nd trip 7th day, Sep 23rd Afternoon, Biei - Hokkaido

Biei is famous for its views of wide fields and hills, and is used as a backdrop for many Japanese commercials and TV programs.

However our first impression was a quite surprise as the train station is quite ... modern

Interesting sign for boarding/alighting train

then we saw a hug directions which we don't understand :|

and it's a little bit discouraging when we realized how far and probably lost we are ...

Again, we saw another clear directions

upsss... wrong direction

however we saw some interesting of home gardening by local people

Abandoned school

Nice scenery

Finally after 45 minutes walk, we arrived @ Biei, is a small town surrounded by a picturesque landscape of gently rolling hills and vast fields.

Biei means happiness according to local people so we smileeeee.... :)

First stop, sunflower garden

next ...

continue ...

Local farmers had a break during lunch time
 with an beautiful scene

Foreign investor plans to invest an ...

... ice cream business, Lavender and Melon flavors

Another famous in Biei is the roller coaster road, the steep road of the up and down.

Did we enjoy being here? Let the pic speaks by itself.

Various additional gorgeous countryside