Maeda Shinzo is a famous landscape photographer especially with his work in Biei. He had moved Biei and spent later in his life for taking photogenic hills. His marvelous colors and well set frame pictures are extensively used for showing the beautiful towm Biei.
Takushinkan museum exhibits his 80 pieces of work. You'll appreciate impression of large size prints showing his impression for making that. There is no admission. Since most of tourists stopped here, I feel a bit crowded while visited in high season.
Diagonal to the Takushinkan, white second floor building is "Shikino kohryukan" in which two souvenir shops. You will get soft drinks although shop selling beer too.
Behind the building, A trail with steps reads the hilltop. Only this place,
It's allowed entering the formers field for sightseeing. You can enjoy looking down the wavy fields rounded there. Also Tokachi mountains is near from.
Going to the road south, A tree little slanted to the right known as "Tetugaku no ki" is stood on the field. It's a photogenic subject makes well contrast to surrounding flowers.
Back to the place of Takushinkan and ascends the hill behind the Takushinkan, You get the direction to Bibaushi. Straight-line road runs through the fields ride on the hill. After interruption with a valley, next hill appears in front of you. Soon, you may notice the mosaic colored surface that made of flowers spreading over the hill. Here is “Shikisai no oka”. An owner of farming field had made a garden sectioned by color. It's growing sightseeing attraction today. No admission is required but must be asked for donations used for maintenance.