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Five Things to Do in Asahikawa

There is plenty to do in the second largest city of Hokkaido. The city is always bustling with energy and this is especially true in the summertime when Asahikawa is constantly hosting festivals and firework shows, whilst the winter provides its own unique charm. One thing is for sure, you will not be bored in Asahikawa. Here are our top five recommended activities for having the best time in this beautiful city.

  • Visit the Ramen Village

    Visit the Ramen Village

    Visit the Ramen Village

    There is nothing like a fine bowl of high quality ramen whilst enjoying the vibrant sights and sounds of one of Hokkaido’s most beautiful cities. Asahikawa is famous for its ramen and no trip to the city would be complete without some time spent filling your belly with some of the best ramen the region has to offer at its very own ramen village.

  • Spend the day at Asahikawa Zoo

    Spend the day at Asahikawa Zoo

    Spend the day at Asahikawa Zoo

    Japan’s best zoo can be found in Asahikawa, and there is no wonder it is always full to the brim with excited visitors. The zoo provides guests with a unique experience as far as most other zoos in Japan go, by allowing visitors to get well and truly close up to the action. Bears, wolves, deer, and even goats – there’s something to please every animal lover at Asahikawa Zoo.

  • Expand your mind at the Ainu museum

    Expand your mind at the Ainu museum

    Expand your mind at the Ainu museum

    The Ainu are the native people of Hokkaido. Since the Japanese occupation of Hokkaido, there has remained very little obvious evidence of their existence in the land, and this is why places like the Ainu museum are so important in preserving the history of a culture lost to modernity. The small museum is run by real Ainu, and is the perfect place to learn about a very important slice of Hokkaido’s history. The museum is English friendly and built in the traditional Ainu style, and is actually the oldest historical museum about Ainu, running since 1916 when it was built by Kawamura Kaneto, an Ainu chief.

  • Escape into some nature at Ueno Farm

    Escape into some nature at Ueno Farm

    Escape into some nature at Ueno Farm

    Sometimes the body just craves some natural greenery, and after so much time spent exploring new places, Ueno Farm provides the perfect natural escape for one to rest and recharge in one of the most beautiful organic settings in Hokkaido. The English style farm is a tranquil wonderland full of new things to discover even after multiple visits. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

  • Try some delicious sake at Otokoyama Brewery

    Try some delicious sake at Otokoyama Brewery

    Try some delicious sake at Otokoyama Brewery

    Last but certainly not least is the world famous Otokoyama Brewery – a sake lover’s paradise. Here guests are invited to enjoy some of the best sake the world has to offer in the lovely free tasting rooms. And once you’re done trying all the delectable sake you can handle, head on over to the on-site sake museum to learn about the history of the traditional art form that is sake production.

    Asahikawa
    Address
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Miyamaedorinishi
    Phone
    Asahikawa Ramen Village
    Address
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nagayamajuichijou 4-119-48
    Phone
    0166482153
    Asahiyama Zoo
    Address
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Kuranuma
    Phone
    0166361104
    Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum
    Address
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Hokumonchou 11
    Phone
    0166512461
  • Ueno Farm
    Address
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nagayamachou 16-186
    Phone
    0166478741
    Otokoyama Sake Museum
    Address
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nagayamanijou 7
    Phone
    0166477080
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