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The town of Biei holds a variety of events throughout the year, such as Biei Heathly Marathon, food-themed events, cultural festivals and snow festival in winter. Everyone is welcome to participate.

1月

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.
Holding months 2017年1月28日(土)10時オープン
Places 道の駅 びえい丘のくらエントランス前広場(本町)
Notes Biei Snow Play Plaza executive committee Tel.0166-92-4378 (Within the Tourism Association)

2月

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.
Holding months February 18,2017
Places Assemble at the Biei Sports Centre Start: Shirogane Information Centre
Notes 0166-92-3333 * Please submit entries by phone or via the website
http://www.biei-skimarathon.jp/

6月

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.
Holding months From 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017
Places Mt. Tokachi-dake Bogakudai
Notes 0166-92-4378 Town of Biei Tourism Association

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.
Holding months Sunday, June 11, 2017
Places Venue: Maruyama Sports and Track & Field Park Start: Shirogane Onsen
Notes 0166-92-3333 Biei Healthy Marathon Organizing Committee

URL:http://www.biei-healthymarathon.jp/

7月

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.
Holding months July 24, 2017 (Eve of the festival)
Places Biei Shrine
Notes 0166-92-4321 Nachi Fire Festival Organizing Committee

9月

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.
Holding months September 23 &24 (Sat. & Sun), 2017 (rain or shine)
Places Depart from Biei Maruyama Stadium & Sports Centre
Notes 0166-92-3333 Biei, town of hills Eco Sports Group
Entries accepted from June 1. See here for details.
http://www.enjoy-biei.com/centuryride/entry/index.html/

Attractions in the Hill Town of Biei