Notice from Biei Tourist Association
【 30 Sep. 2020 】
News of Biei View Bus Service in Summer 2020

--------------Most Recent Update-------------

Summer 2020 Tour Bus Schedule Update - Service Partially Resumed

Biei tour bus, which has been suspended temporarily to contain the spread of coronavirus, will resume service.

Since it was announced that Furano-Biei Noroko Summer Train Line is going to re-open, we have decided to re-open Biei bus tours as well, starting from July 18th.

All the tours will operate with social-distancing rules in mind. Each passenger will be assigned to the space of two seats, instead of one, to keep a safe distance from other passengers. We apologize in advance for any inconvinience this might cause. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Biei Tour Bus Route

Original Schedule

Updated Schedule

Updated Hours

 

A: Shirogane・Flower Field Route

9:45Departure

12:35End of Tour

2020.6.15~10.11

Daily

Resumed Service

2020.7.189.30

 

※No Bus from

10.1 to 10.11

 

B. Patchwork Area

13:25Departure

15:00End of Tour

2020.6.16~8.31

Daily

 Suspended

 

B. Blue Pond and Waterfall

13:30Departure

16:15End of Tour

2020.9.1~10.11

Daily

Resumed Service

2020.9.1~9.30

 

※No bus from 2020.10.1 to 10.11

 

C. Blue Pond and Flower field

14:10Departure

17:05End of Tour

2020.6.15~8.16

Daily

Resumed Service

2020.7.18~8.31

 

※No bus from 2020.6.15 to 7.16

13:30Departure

16:25End of Tour

D. Blue Pond and Flower Field

15:25Departure

18:10End of Tour

2020.6.15~8.31

Daily

Suspended

 

 

<Health and Safety Guidelines>

①Tour bus sitting capacity is limited at 50%.

②Each passenger is assigned the space of two seats.

③Proper ventilation through the bus ventilation system is monitored. 

④All staff must wear masks. Daily temperature checks are conducted.

⑤Alcohol sanitizers are installed at the information counter and bus entrances. 

⑥Please refrain from congregating. The tour guide will speak through a microphone from a distance throughout the tour.

⑦Before you board the bus, please get your temperature checked, disinfect your hands, and wear a mask. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

--------------Earlier Update -------------

Thank you very much for your patronage of Hill Town Biei.

 

In response to the government's declaration of a state of emergency, we have decided to cancel all the bus tours until the end of June and may extend the suspension period further depending on the situation.

 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our customers who have already applied or are planning to apply, as well as to all the travel agencies. Thank you very much for your understanding.

 

We will let you know when it is expected to resume.

 

Contact us

 

Biei Tourism Association (In Shiki-no-Jouhoukan)

 

Telephone Guidance0166-92-4378

Telephone Hours:  8:4517:00 (Everyday including national holidays)

 

Due to the declaration of the state of emergency, our tourist information counter has been shortened as shown below.

Counter Information9001500Time may be extended according to circumstances after the state of emergency is declared.

For those whom have already purchased bus tickets, we will contact you via your registered email.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

Attractions in the Hill Town of Biei