Four Seasons Tower - Hokkaido

The Four Seasons Tower (四季の塔serves as one of Biei's symbols. Additionally, it is the best location to observe Biei from above and from a panoramic perspective. It is located at 4-6 Motomachi in the town of Biei, Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan

Four Seasons Tower

Four Seasons Tower details

Four Seasons Tower (Shiki-no-Tou四季の塔) was completed and opened to the public on Heisei 6 (1994). The tower has an overall height of 44.5 meters. Visitors can go up to the observatory located on the top floor of the tower which is 32.4 meters. 

Four Seasons Tower - Biei, Hokkaido Prefecture

Four Seasons Tower Information

Four Seasons Tower stands 44.5 meters

Shiki-no-Tou (四季の塔)

The Four Seasons Tower is attached to the Biei Town Hall Government Building. What's great about this tower is that it is a free facility. This means you can go up to the observatory area for free. Aside from that, it is open even on Saturdays and holidays when the town hall is closed. 

The parking area as seen from the observation deck

This facility is also PWD-friendly as there is a working elevator and a wide parking area which also has a PWD reserved slot nearby. 

Once in the observatory area, you will be welcomed by an amazing view of the town. Here's what you can see in each direction of the Four Seasons Tower:

Northeast view

Northeast -  You will see the Taisetsu Association For Firefighting Fire Department Hq, Nakamachi Park, and the Biei Municipal Hospital.


Northwest view

Northwest - You will see the hills where the Hokusei-no-oka Observatory Park, Tree of Ken and Mary, and Zerubu Hill are located. 


Southeast view

Southeast - You can spot the torii of Biei Shrine and also the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range in the distance.


Southwest view

Southwest - You will see the Misora Museum and Observatory just below the tower. In the distance, you would also see the Biei Chomon Ski Area. 

Ella enjoying the view





Team Nicerio visits Four Seasons Tower

I got to visit the Four Seasons Tower with my family last June 25, 2022, which was my 236th day here in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) under the JET Programme. My family and I stayed here for about an hour to rest and enjoy the view. Overall, since we've visited the place during summer, we look forward to revisiting it during the other seasons, particularly this coming autumn and winter. 

Four Seasons Tower Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter and go up the observation area of the Four Seasons Tower. Parking is also FREE

Four Seasons Tower Operating Hours

Four Seasons Tower operating hours

Four Seasons Tower is open:

May - October = 8:30AM - 7PM
November - April = 8:30AM - 5PM

Why visit the Four Seasons Tower?

As written, the Four Seasons Tower is the symbol of Biei. It is the best place to visit if you want to see the view of the town. Aside from that, it's also FREE so it won't hurt your budget

Getting to the Four Seasons Tower


The Four Seasons Tower is just about 500 meters away from Biei JR Station. You can simply walk via Maruyama Street to reach it. 

Travel time from Biei Station: 7-10 minutes.

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