Shikisai-no-Oka, Blue Pond and Biei Tour (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

【Concerning the suspension of ALL Regular Sightseeing Buses due to the Declaration of State of Emergency regarding the prevention of the spread of Novel COVID-19】

We thank our patrons for the continued support and use of the Chuo Bus Company.
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency that encompasses a wider area, as a special revised measure to prevent the further spread of the Novel COVID-19. Hokkaido prefecture has also issued preventative measures against the spread of the virus. In light of these new measures, and for the purpose of protecting the safety and health of our customers, prevention of the further spread of the virus is our priority. For this reason, we have decided to suspend ALL Regular Sightseeing courses until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our patrons and customers, and thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.

●Suspension period
Until further notice
●Suspended courses
All Regular Sightseeing Bus courses scheduled to operate during this period.
The service restart date will be posted on our Regular Sightseeing Bus multiple language website pages.

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • View the Flowers
  • Blue Pond
  • Meal included
Operation Period May 1 - 31, Sep 1 - Oct 18, 2020
Duration 10 hrs 25 min (10 hrs and 20 min during some seasons)
Distance 341km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal / Dep 8:40 Arr 19:00 (Arr at 18:45 between Sept 1 - Oct 14 )

*Includes lunch and admission to the Goto Sumio Art Museum.

※The flower garden along the course may not be visible depending on the season, growth of flowers, or pruning of flowers.

みどころ PICK UP!!

This is our recommended sightseeing course for May, September and October.


Course highlights.
The vast fields of flowers that cover 15 hectares of property in front of the backdrop of the magnificent Taisetsu Mountain Range is a breathtaking feature of Shikisaino Oka. From spring to fall, the area is a floral paradise with its numerous variety of wildflowers blooming in season.

Sumio Goto Art Museum displays the beautiful Japanese block prints by Sumio Goto, a profound Japanese artists. Some of his art includes paintings done with real gold, lapis lazuli, and natural pigments. There are over 130 pieces displayed. For lunch you can enjoy local produce and Kamifurano Pork and dessert while you gaze at the Tokachi Mountain Range and rolling hills of the area.

The Blue Pond is a mysterious and fascinating scenic spot. The color of the pond changes to various shades of blue, depending on the season or the weather that day.



May 1 - 31

8:40 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Sapporo IC
9:25~9:40 Iwamizawa SA(rest)[15 min]
  Mikasa IC
11:00~11:30 Campana Rokkatei [30 min]
12:00~13:35 ※①Goto Sumio Art Museum (lunch and free time)[95 min]
14:00~14:30 Blue Pond [30 min]
14:55~15:50 ※②Shikisai No Oka [55 min]
  Return via Biei Patchwork
  Road to Asahikawa Takasu IC
17:30~17:45 Sunagawa SA (rest)[15 min]
18:50 Sapporo Factory (DO possible)
18:55 Sapporo Clock Tower (DO possible)
19:00 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

Sept 1 - Oct 18

8:20 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Sapporo IC
9:05~9:20 Iwamizawa SA(rest)[15 min]
  Mikasa IC
10:40~11:05 Campana Rokkatei [25 min]
11:35~13:15 ※①Goto Sumio Art Museum (lunch and free time)[100 min]
13:40~14:10 Blue Pond [30 min]
14:35~15:35 ※②Shikisai No Oka [60 min]
  Return via Biei Patchwork
  Road to Asahikawa Takasu IC
17:15~17:30 Sunagawa SA (rest)[15 min]
18:35 Sapporo Factory (DO possible)
18:40 Sapporo Clock Tower (DO possible)
18:45 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • ※① We will have lunch upon arrival. For lunch we will have local dishes featuring Kamifurano Pork, vegetables, and dessert. *Multilingual audio head sets available at the art museum (Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean). [Show your bus ticket stub and rent it for ¥300(supplies are limited]
    For those interested, we will take about 5-10 minutes to explain the background of Sumio Goto after lunch. (Japanese only)
  • ※②
    • Shikisaino Oka Soft Serve Ice Cream is made from fresh milk produced in Biei. Flavors include milk, lavender, pumpkin, melon(summer only).¥300
    • [Norokko]
      The Norokko train will take you through the 15 ha flower fields. (Takes about 15 min) We will stop for photos on the way.
      Adults and high school students ¥500
      Jr. high and elementary school students ¥300
    • [Alpaca Farm]
      A really popular tourist spot! 16 alpacas, 2 males, and 14 females were imported from New Zealand, and welcome you with their irresistible cuteness.
      Adults and high school students ¥500
      Jr. high and elementary school students ¥300
      Feed: ¥100
  • ※The flower garden along the course may not be seen due to inclement weather, the season, slow growth, or pruning.

Schedule Calendar

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※Colored days are operating days.

Special Notes

※Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
※Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
※Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
※Tours may be cancelled due to a disaster (road closure due to marathon race) etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.