Event Calendar

January - February

Miyasama International Ski Marathon in Biei
Conquer the great outdoors to become a champion of the winter white wonderland!
With the Tokachi Mountain Range in the background, glide smoothly between the white birch and Japanese larch trees and over the gently undulating hills towards the finish line. Participants receive a commemorative badge and the chance to win prizes in a draw, and all finishers receive a certificate.

Miyasama International Ski Marathon in Biei

DateFebruary 21,2016
VenueAssemble at the Biei Sports Centre
Start: Shirogane Information Centre
Contact0166-92-3333 * Please submit entries by phone or via the website
URLhttp://www.biei-skimarathon.jp/ski/

Biei Snow Play Plaza
Introduced in 2008, this is an area in which children and tourists alike can enjoy playing in the snow. (Snow sculpture slides and the like appear along Biei's main street!)
Work on building the slides begins at the end of January. Volunteers are always welcome!
By opening day, there are lots of fun events that everyone can take part in. What's more, visitors can also enjoy rice-cake making, sushi rolls, freshly made rice cakes, oshiruko sweet red-bean soup, and pork broth. We look forward to welcoming you in 2016 . During the event, there is information about sponsor shops where special privileges are available.

Biei Snow Play Plaza

DateFrom 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016
VenuePlaza in front of the entrance of the Biei Okanokura Roadside Station (Honcho)
ContactBiei Snow Play Plaza executive committee Tel.0166-92-4378 (Within the Tourism Association)

June

Oka-no-machi Biei Healthy Marathon
Why not come and run amid the gentle breeze and the aromas and hues of fresh vegetation?
Run along the town streets amid the fresh spring breeze and verdant white birch, and over the gentle hills toward the finish line.

Healthy Marathon

DateSunday, June 12, 2016
VenueVenue: Maruyama Sports and Track & Field Park
Start: Shirogane Onsen
Contact0166-92-3333 Biei Healthy Marathon Organizing Committee
URLhttp://www.biei-healthymarathon.jp/

Opening of the climbing season on Mt. Tokachi-dake
Nothing beats the refreshing feeling and panoramic view!
Every year, in mid-June, the climbing season begins on Mt. Tokachi-dake. And every year, after a ceremony to pray for safety, a celebratory group climb is held.

Opening of the climbing season on Mt. Tokachi-dake

DateFrom 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2016
VenueMt. Tokachi-dake Bogakudai
Contact0166-92-4378 Town of Biei Tourism Association
RemarksNotice regarding the recruitment of participants in the celebratory group climb of Mt. Tokachi on the first day of the climbing season.

July

Nachi Biei Fire Festival
In the hope that this serene town in the foothills of the mountains will continue to evolve!
Large torches are carried in a relay from Mt. Tokachi-dake Bogakudai to the town, where they are lit with sacred flames, which are then placed in Biei Shrine.
The blazing torches stir up primeval images that excite and inspire.

Nachi Biei Fire Festival

DateJuly 24, 2016 (Eve of the festival)
VenueBiei Shrine
Contact0166-92-4321 Nachi Fire Festival Organizing Committee

August

Biei Dokanto Agriculture Festival
Locally grown seasonal vegetables galore!
Scattering of red and white rice cakes, Biei "Yes or No" quiz, crab-eating race, karaoke folk songs, Shirogane-daiko drumming, children's Bon-odori dance
Don't miss the Kamen Rider Decade Show, and the annual live broadcast of the Goro Hidaka show from 12:00 to 12:30.
Lots of things to see and do, including sampling and sales of JA Biei farm produce from 10:00 to 14:00 and a fireworks display from 20:45 to 21:00.

Biei Dokanto Agriculture Festival

DateSaturday AugustLate 2016
VenueSpecial venue in front of Biei Station
Contact0166-92-3333 Town of Hills Festival Organizing Committee

September

Biei Century Ride
The vast, wide-open fields at the foot of the Tokachi Mountain Range and the gently undulating hills provide a welcoming backdrop for cyclists of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced riders.
The suitable balance of ups and downs and the beautiful views that await at the top of each hill invite emotions you've perhaps never experienced before.

Biei Century Ride

DateSeptember 17 & 18 (Sat. & Sun), 2016 (rain or shine)
VenueDepart from Biei Maruyama Stadium & Sports Centre
Contact0166-92-3333 Biei, town of hills Eco Sports Group
DetailsEntries accepted from June 1. See here for details.

Novmber

冬のライトアップ

We are waiting for you to come to The iluuminated Blue Pond!!!
【The illuminated Blue Pond Schedule】
Date : Nov. 1 2016 〜 Feb. 28. 2017
(Starting date could be changed by the weather)
Time : 17:00 〜 21:00
(Time could be changed by sunset time)
※We have a plan to have a temporaly toilet in the parking area.