"Bibai City, Hokkaido" is visited by many tourists for its abundant nature, mild climate, and delicious food.
From now on, I would like to introduce the charm of Bibai City in the Cool Japan Video!
First of all, Bibai City is read as "Bibaishi" and is located between Sapporo City and Asahikawa City, and is located within about one hour from both cities.
Bibai City is served by National Route 12 connecting Sapporo and Asahikawa, and the section from Bibai City to Takikawa City is a straight road that continues all the way, and there is a road that boasts the best straight-line distance in terms of Japan distance.
The weather and climate of Bibai City is refreshing breezes blowing through in spring, cool weather in summer, and beautiful snowscapes in winter.
You can enjoy the atmosphere of the four seasons, and the beauty of each season brings new discoveries every time you visit.
Introducing popular tourist spots in Bibai City!
First of all, Miyajima Swamp is one of the world's leading spots where you can see migrating birds such as geese and swans. Located about 30 minutes by bus from JR Bibai Station, about 70,000 birds come from Russia far north of Hokkaido every year in spring and autumn. Especially in the early morning and evening, when you can see the herd, the sight of the sky and swamps filled with black is a masterpiece.
In addition, the "Coal Mine Memorial Forest Park" is a tourist attraction not to be missed.
Bibai City once flourished from coal mining. In this park, which was created by maintaining the site of the former coal mine, you can see a tower that transports coal from deep underground, and a pocket for storing coal.
As a valuable tourist spot where the memories of past coal miners and the present nature coexist, it was selected as a "modernization industrial heritage" in Heisei 19.
Next is "KAN YASUDA SCULPTURE MUSEUM ARTE PIAZZA BIBAI".
The works of world-renowned sculptor Kan Yasuda are exhibited here.
His works blend in with the surrounding landscape, as if they were one with nature, providing peace and excitement to visitors.
Tomei Park, a vast park located in a hilly area, has 2,000 cherry trees in bloom during the cherry blossom season, and the "Bibai Cherry Blossom Festival" is held, and it is a popular tourist spot where you can enjoy the illuminated cherry blossoms at night.
And at the "Bibai City Experience Exchange Center", even first-time visitors can easily experience pottery making and painting, and can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
The last thing I would like to introduce is "Sorachi Shrine".
This shrine is watched over by an old tree that is over 900 years old, and you can experience "making bangle protection" from natural stone.
On your trip to Bibai City, please enjoy delicious meals.
In particular, Bibai City's "Bibai Yakitori" is a local gourmet that you can't miss.
It is one of the seven major yakitori Japan, and is made by skewering chicken, chicken liver, inner eggs, gizzards, and other motsu and onions.
As a local soul food, it is a popular gourmet for a wide range of generations from children to adults. Please try it when you come to Bibai.
It is a local dish that has been handed down for more than 100 years, and is made by cooking rice, stir-fried meat, and motsu with soy sauce, sugar, and sake, and because it uses almost no other ingredients or seasonings, the aroma and taste have a strong chicken flavor, and it has a taste different from other mixed rice.
We look forward to welcoming you with rich natural scenery, sightseeing spots where you can feel history and culture, delicious food, and warm hospitality!
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