In the center of Hokkaido, Biei is small town known for its lavender field similar to Furano. When summer rolls around and lavender is in full bloom, the gentle hills of Biei become filled with numerous visitors. In addition to the lavender, other flowers can be seen in two areas: Patchwork Road and Panorama Road. Patchwork Road is an area located northwest from the center of the city, while Panorama Road is in the south. The area is called Patchwork Road because of the different crops grown in the square fields. From a bird's eye view, the rolling hills looks like a bunch of patches. The Northwestern Hill Observatory Park is shaped like a white pyramid and is located on top of a slightly sloping hill in Patchwork Road. At the observatory you can see famous trees as well as the surrounding lavender fields. There is also the Hill of Zerubu, which was built in 1998, by the young men of the time and is known for its circular flower field. The name Zerubu comes from the last characters of Kaze (wind), Kaoru (sweet scent) and Asobu (play).