A drive course doable in half a day!

A drive course doable in half a day!

The weather is nice and the kids are bored. You might think about going on a drive somewhere, but the next day, wouldn’t you get tired for work if you go too far ? If you have little time or are too tired to go to far away, we have some spots for you to enjoy!


Let's do something this Sunday!

Our writer has three children, so she is always under attack on Sundays like: "Mum, Take me somewhere!" or "I wanna go out and play!"

This is how our reporter came up with the "morning driving course" and the "goldfish scooping afternoon" plan.

The children were excited and the family left the house at 9 am.

The first stop is the blue pond in Biei.

The Blue Pond

Source: Goldfish Club Director


When the weather is nice, the colors of the pond are really beautiful.


Unlike today, in the past the parking lots didn’t cost any money.
Our writer stayed here for about 30 minutes.

The children ate soft serves at the blue pond shop and when they were full they head to the next destination...

Fukiage Onsen

Source: Goldfish Club Director

The next stop was Fukiage Onsen.
It is about 20 minutes by car from the blue pond.

The hot spring here is famous because the actress Rie Miyazawa from the drama “Kita no Kuni kara” bathed here.


The family enjoyed the footbath and went to the next place...

Biei Shrine

Source: Goldfish Club Director

The last place is the Biei Shrine, it is also famous for its power spots (spiritual spots).
Water is coming out of the dragon in the Chozuya here, and the children were impressed by how cool this was!

A Chōzuya is a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite. The pavillion contains a large water-filled basin called a chōzubachi (手水鉢, lit. 'hand water basin').
At shrines, these chōzubachi, are used by worshippers for washing their left hands, right hands, mouth and finally the handle of the water ladle to purify themselves before approaching the main Shinto shrine.

Source: Goldfish Club Director


After paying their respect for the god of the shrine, the family looked for hearts!
It is said that if you manage to find a lot of hearts here, your luck in love will improve.

Our reporter is married so the love luck thing doesn’t interest her but decided to look for the hearts nonetheless.
They were hidden in various places and the children enjoyed their hunt.

Source: Goldfish Club Director

Source: Goldfish Club Director

Source: Goldfish Club Director

The family went back to Asahikawa to eat their lunch and headed to the Goldfish house.

The Goldfish House

Source: Goldfish Club Director

This is the Goldfish House, the home of the Goldfish Club, which our writer supervise.

Hokkaido's first facility where you can enjoy goldfish scooping all year round.
It is not an exaggeration to say that this is the world's first goldfish scooping house in a snowy, cold region.

The author is also involved in the revitalisation of the town through goldfish scooping, hoping to become a part of children's emotional education and to connect with people.

Source: Goldfish Club Director

In the goldfish scooping here you can enjoy the same game as you do during festivals.
But there is also an additional rule to create some competition: compete with 1 paper scoop for 3 minutes and see how many goldfish you saved.
Of course, the person who saved the most goldfish win.

Source: Goldfish Club Director

Some people say that from a scientific viewpoint, goldfish scooping is good for the development of children's brains and the activation of elderly people's brains.

Since you are actually scooping goldfish that swim freely in water, you will naturally acquire knowledge about fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, animal ecology, etc., and even increase your dynamic visual acuity.

There is also a time limit, so a strategy may also become necessary.
It's like a sport.

But the fun part of goldfish scooping is that everyone can enjoy it regardless of their age.
The more you practice, the better you will get. This makes a lot of people engrossed in the game.


How about trying the traditional goldfish scooping out when you come by ?

Informations

Name: Goldfish House
Address: Hokkaidō Asahikawa-shi, suehiro higashi, 1-jō 4-chōme
Phone: 090-9757-3107
Business hours: 10: 00 ~ 18: 00
Regular holiday: Irregular holiday
Parking: Yes

この記事のキュレーター

Rin

Hello there!

I am in charge of translating in english some of asatan's articles.
I'm from France and I have been living in Hokkaido for 6 years.
Things I like : drawing, pokemon, online games,
Things I don't like : melon, lags, waking up in the morning

関連する投稿


From Asahikawa to Abashiri, our one-day trip !

From Asahikawa to Abashiri, our one-day trip !

When you want to go out, aren’t your destinations getting a bit repetitive ? Don’t you want to go a little further than usual to change your mind from the usual routine ? If you manage well your time, you can do a round trip to Abashiri. Winter is the drift ice season and they can be seen in the sea of Okhotsk !


Where should I go for the first shrine visit? Here are our Asahikawa shrines guide !

Where should I go for the first shrine visit? Here are our Asahikawa shrines guide !

In Japan, during the first days of January, it is a traditional custom to visit a shrine and pray for a good year. Asahikawa and its surrounding have a lot of shrines and each one have their own particularities. There is even a shrine that will help you to eliminate the fat you got during the end of year festivities!


The rare fortune slips and amulets of Asahikawa’s shrines

The rare fortune slips and amulets of Asahikawa’s shrines

At the beginning of the year, many people go to the shrine and wish for a good year. This year, you don't have visit the shrine within first 3 days of the year. Our writer also avoided crowds and went when there weren't many people. We will present you here some shrines that handle unique amulets and fortune slips.


Our three recommended spots at Asahiyama Zoo

Our three recommended spots at Asahiyama Zoo

Asahikawa is well-know for its zoo: Asahiyama Zoo. However, tourists staying in Asahikawa for a short time, often find the zoo too large and don't know what they should visit in priority. This is why we will introduce here three spots that our writer personally found interesting when she visited the zoo the other day!


The first snowfall on Biei is purely splendid...!

The first snowfall on Biei is purely splendid...!

Biei is a popular tourist destination. Here are some recommended spots you should definitely visit during the first snow.


最新の投稿


いちご好き集まれ〜!美味しいいちごスイーツ紹介!

いちご好き集まれ〜!美味しいいちごスイーツ紹介!

柔らかな果肉のいちごが楽しめる時期になってきましたね〜!旭川市内や近郊で食べられるいちご好きさんにオススメのスイーツを今回は紹介しますよ!※緊急事態宣言中の不要不急の外出はお控えください。


お酒のおつまみは【旭川産】で!家呑みのお供3つ

お酒のおつまみは【旭川産】で!家呑みのお供3つ

自宅でお酒を呑むときの定番おつまみはありますか?主婦は夕飯の残り物が主なおつまみになりますが、時にはとっておきのおつまみを作り置くことも。けれど、旭川のお土産ショップを巡るうちに旭川で作られている商品の中にお酒のおつまみにぴったりなものがたくさんあると気づきました。旭川産の素材を使っていたり、旭川で作られているおつまみをご紹介します。※緊急事態宣言中の不要不急の外出はお控えください。


6人組ガールズブラスバンドのリーダーが出演!

6人組ガールズブラスバンドのリーダーが出演!

5月18日(火)放送分『asatan presents 井上仁志コネクトーク』のゲストは、Music Omotenashi Sistersのリーダー『Erna』さん♪


【旭川市】新型コロナワクチン接種予約について

【旭川市】新型コロナワクチン接種予約について

旭川市の新型コロナワクチン予約システムについてご紹介します。※詳しくは記事内のリンクより旭川市のホームページをご確認ください。


【旭川市】商業&レジャー施設の臨時休業&営業時間変更まとめ

【旭川市】商業&レジャー施設の臨時休業&営業時間変更まとめ

【2021年5月17日(月)更新】新型コロナウイルス感染拡大による緊急事態宣言を受け臨時休業や店舗利用中止の商業施設、そして再開などをまとめました。


万葉の湯
消毒x保湿 マジックハンドクリーム

コープさっぽろの組合員になりませんか?
大雪地ビール館
北海道マイホームセンター
本郷美術骨董館'

人気ランキング


>>総合人気ランキング
HONDAの車で出かけよう
幌加内町に上杉周大がやってきた!
旭川のお部屋さがしは青いリンゴのリアルターアップル
大雪地ビール館
ヒトミの涙
旭川ホテルガイド
グルメクーポン
新店舗情報
旭川を盛り上げよう!キュレーター募集!