Furano Biei Norokko Train - Hokkaido

Japan is home to dozens of unique-looking trains. As a matter of fact, there are even people who are obsessed with these trains. They are commonly called densha otaku or train nerds. Some made it a life goal to take pictures of them ( tori-tetsu ) and those vowed to ride all of them ( nori-tetsu ).  Furano Biei Norokko Train Furano Biei Norokko Train details Hokkaido Prefecture is home to one of the "sought after" trains by these densha otakus. The Furano Biei Norokko Train is a seasonal train that runs only in summer (usually around early June to late September).  Furano Biei Norokko Train - Hokkaido The Furano Biei Norokko Train goes from Asahikawa JR Station to Furano JR Station and vice versa. It also stops at Lavander Batake Station which is exclusive to this train. This station is about 7-10 minutes away from Tomita Farm's Lavender Field which is considered the most popular destination in Furano. Furano Biei Norokko Train at Biei Station The name Norokko comes

10 Things to Do in Biei

10 Things to Do in Biei Biei ( 美瑛町 ) is a small town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture of Hokkaido. It is famous for its beautiful nature, particularly the flower fields and the iconic trees. The town is one of "Japan's Most Beautiful Villages". Biei got its name from the Biei River that flows to it. The river got its name from the Ainu word piye which means oily or greasy. This is because the water has a murky appearance. For those planning to visit Biei to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things To Do in Biei : Biei manhole cover 1. Take a picture of Biei's unique manhole cover . So far, I have seen only one manhole cover design. It’s common and can be seen around town. Rent a bike and explore Biei 2. Rent a bike and explore Biei town proper and the nearby scenic spots. There are plenty of rental shops near Biei JR Station. You can also ask the rental shops for a “Biei-by-bike itinerary”. Biei Roadside Station 3. Head over to Biei Roadside Station  formall

Japan Diaries 4: Day 236

  Day 236:  June 25, 2022 Saturday - Asahikawa x Biei It's a beautiful morning here in Rumoi City. However, we won't spend our weekends here. Instead, we'll be going to  Asahikawa City . It's all because Engan bus offered a 2-day " Bus Free Day ". My wife already booked our hotel 3 weeks back so we're all set for this adventure. Engan Bus - Free Bus Day Waiting for the bus at Motokawa-cho Bus Stop We left Rumoi City on the first bus (7:09AM) to Asahikawa City ( 旭川市 ) and luckily, we still got seats when we boarded at the Motokawacho bus stop which was one of the last bus stops in Rumoi. Asahikawa JR Station Baggage drop at Hotel Amanek Relaxed a bit before continuing on our itinerary Upon arriving at the bus stop at Asahikawa JR Station , we immediately went to Hotel Amanek to drop off our baggage since check-in was still at 3PM.  Quick brunch before going to Biei Since we didn't eat breakfast on our way to Asahikawa, we decided to buy some food at

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