The use of drones for aerial photography is strictly prohibited in Biei.
However, exceptions can be made in the following cases.
※ Those with permission or recognised approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and permission from the landowner where they wish to film.
※ Some flights are prohibited by the Civil Aviation Law and need to be approved in advance. Violators will be subject to punishment by law.
For more detailed information, please get in touch with the Biei Photography Association.
We have a source of hot spring that is called Shirogane Hot Spring. You can enjoy it without staying overnight(day trip to a hot spring).
Depending on where you are sightseeing, there are a few unpaved areas and in the past we have had wheelchair users participate in the tour.
Unfortunately the bus is not barrier-free, but those who have support / a carer with them and who are able to get on and off the bus or walk a short distance may participate.
If you have any questions about this, then before participating in the tour, please call the Biei Tourism Association at +81(0)166-92-4378 and we would be happy to discuss it with you.
☆We will assist you to the best of our abilities.
Smoking is prohibited on board the Biei View Bus. We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation in this regard.
When getting off the bus, there are also generally no smoking spaces.
When smoking outside the bus, you must use a pocket ashtray. (Please do not litter-- throw away used cigarette butts in designated places only.)
Cancellation fees apply from 10 days before one day prior to participation.
10～8 Days Before・・・20% of the fee
7～2 Days Before・・・30% of the fee
The Day Before・・・40% of the fee
Same Day Cancellation・・・50% of the fee
No-Show / After Tour Commences・100% of the fee
※The above does not apply in instances where we cannot operate the tour due to natural disaster or similar.
For changes to your reservation or for cancellations, please call the Biei Tourism Association on +81(0)166-92-4378.
For those who made reservations using a travel agency, please contact the agency you booked through.
We do our best to be punctual, but there are instances where factors such as road conditions (e.g. traffic jams), the weather and daylight hours can cause us to fall behind schedule.
Furthermore, if we are experiencing severe delays, the time spent at sightseeing spots along the way may be cut short or we may change the planned route.
We ask for your understanding in this regard upon participating.
There is no toilet on the bus.
In addition, if there are facilities at one of the disembarked sightseeing spots, your guide will let you know but they can be very crowded during peak season, therefore you may keep other participants waiting for a long while should you wish to use the facilities at sightseeing spots.
We therefore request that participants please use the bathroom before the tour's departure.
It is possible to store small luggage (e.g. airliner carry-on suitcases) and strollers in the bus's luggage hold.
However, space in the luggage hold is limited so those wishing to store luggage should let us know as soon as possible.
（On occasions where the trunk is at capacity, we regret that we will have to refuse your request.）
In addition, we do have coin lockers available at the tour reception desk area (Shiki-no-Jouhoukan Tourism Information Centre) and the desk can look after larger luggage for a fee of 500yen.
☆We regret that we are unable to look after your valuables (wallets, jewellery, computers etc). Please take these with you.
The child fare applies to elementary school age (6 ~ 11 year-olds).
Children under the age of 5 can participate for free, provided they are accompanied by at least one adult.
However, in the event that the child requires a separate seat to the adult (i.e. they cannot sit on the adult's lap), the child fee applies.
The seating on the bus is non-assigned.
Upon boarding, please sit wherever you like.
We ask you to refrain from switching seats with other passengers once the tour commences.
There are multiple sightseeing courses that go around Biei.
Check here for more information.
For those wishing to use a rental car in Biei, prior reservation is recommended.
Rental Cars at Asahikawa Airport
Lockers (300 and 500 yen) are available in Biei Tourist Center (Shiki no johoukan) which is next to the JR Biei Station. If the luggage is too big and cannot fit inside the lockers, you can put your luggage at our storage counter. One for 500 yen.
You can enjoy its seasonal scenery in four seasons.