Biei(美瑛) is a town in Hokkaido.
Beautiful flowers, trees, and snow are all what astonishes visitors. Biei is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Hokkaido.
Biei is located between Asahikawa and Furano.
The closest airport to Biei is in Asahikawa, about 30 minutes away by bus or car.
- [The Blue Pond]: A beautiful artificial pond that was created as part of an erosion control system, built to prevent damage to Biei in case of an eruption by nearby Mount Tokachidake. Its charm is that, depending on how the light falls, the pond can be a breathtaking turquoise blue color or a stunning emerald green. The blue color of the pond, for which it is known, has not been fully explained but is attributed to the presence of aluminum hydroxide in the water that reflects the shorter wavelength blue light the same way the earth’s atmosphere does.