Biei, Hokkaido

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Biei
美瑛町
Town
Biei Hokkaido.jpg
Flag of Biei
Flag
Official seal of Biei
Symbol
Location of Biei in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Biei in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Biei is located in Japan
Biei
Biei
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°35′N 142°28′E / 43.583°N 142.467°E / 43.583; 142.467Coordinates: 43°35′N 142°28′E / 43.583°N 142.467°E / 43.583; 142.467
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
District Kamikawa (Ishikari)
Government
 • Mayor Satoshi Hamada
Area
 • Total 677.16 km2 (261.45 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 10,374
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese White Birch
 • Flower Lily of the Valley
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 4-6-1 Motomachi, Biei-chō, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaidō
071-0292
Website www.town.biei.hokkaido.jp

Biei (美瑛町, Biei-chō) is a town located in Kamikawa (Ishikari) District, Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 10,374 and a density of 15 persons per km². The total area is 677.16 km².

Overview[edit]

Biei is famous for its views of wide fields and hills, and is used as a backdrop for many Japanese commercials and TV programmes. The bright colours of its fields attract thousands of visitors in July and August.

The town also houses the Shinzo Maeda Photo Art Gallery.

Since 1992 Biei has held the "Biei Healthy Marathon", which attracts runners from all around Japan.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biei Healthy Marathon official website Main page (in Japanese)

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