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!
Ramen is, of course, delicious all year round. However, when it gets cold there is nothing better than eating a warm bowl of ramen. So this time, we will introduce our writer, Mattsuan,’s favorite ramen shop! And since she only have eyes for miso ramen, the ramens presented in this article will mainly be miso ramens!
You may think that those kinds of restaurants are luxuries and only used for banquets and dinners. This is partially true. But their lunches and services are top-classes too. I'm sure that you will appreciate your lunch time there.
Takoyaki are a treat that we want to enjoy all year round! Takoyaki is fun to make at home and delicious to eat at the store. At festival stalls and chain stores it usually can be bought for more than 500 yen. Our writer felt that it was kind of expensive and decided to look for cheaper takoyaki.
"Asahibashi Mizuho-dori Shopping Street" that runs from Asahibashi to the Hokkaido Gokoku (a shrine dedicated to martyrs) Shrine. It was once used as an important road connecting the 7th Division to the Asahikawa Station. People used to buy sweets here as a celebration of enlistment or discharge.
Asahikawa's winter is very cold. But the ice creams you eat in a warm, heated room are delicious, right ? Here are some ice creams that you will want to eat in winter (in our writer’s opinion) !
Camping was a huge boom last summer! When the summer camp season was over, our reporter wondered if camping will also be popular next summer. But he underestimated the camping trend... The camping trend went down during autumn but quickly rose again during winter. Winter camp is now a thing, even in Hokkaido.
On cold days, people tend to crave for ramen (some people also crave for ramen on hot days though). The ankake ramen is a thick soup ramen. It is perfect for cold days because the soup stay warm for longer. This time, we will introduce restaurants where we can eat delicious ankake ramen.
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.
This is an introduction of Asahikawa and the hardworking “the salmon and his friends watching over it” society of the Ishikari River. The association's purpose is to grow healthy salmon to repopulate the waters. We will also write about the "Asahikawa light illuminations”. New illuminations appeared this year!
Furariito is a popular alley for citizens and tourists. Various shops and restaurants from the Showa era are established here. This nostalgic place is also home of 4 yakitori shops, once called the yakitori alley, gourmets used to come very often. In this article we will present you 3 yakitori shops.
Since his childhood, our reporter don’t like greasy foods and only ate, once a year at most, katsudon. But lately his passion for katsudon awoke. This is why our writer will be eating around to find out which restaurant's katsudon suits his taste. But since he wanted to eat soba too, he looked for a soba katsudon set.
The soba noodles eaten at new year are called Toshikoshi soba. It says that eating hot soba on new year brings good luck and good health. Sure, you can buy soba at the supermarket and/or make soba from scratch. Soba dishes are simple yet the taste is completely different depending on the person who makes it!
Ramens are known for its usual soy sauce, salt, miso, tonkotsu, curry soup. However, there also are ramen with unusual flavour. In this article we will introduce you three ramen with slightly different flavours.
As Hokkaido is getting colder and colder, people who had lost their appetite in the summer heat have gradually returned. In this article we will introduce you curry shops as soup curry is one of Hokkaido's speciality.
There are too many curry shops in Asahikawa that you don’t know where to go ? Our reporter and curry-lover, ryo, will take you around Asahikawa and tell you about the best curry shops he found!
Every Asahikawa citizen has one or two favourite ramen shops. However, each person has their own taste preference, what would they recommend to people to the tourists staying in Asahikawa for a short time. This article will introduce the ramen shop our reporter would recommend to tourists.
Our writer has lived in various countries and regions, and will tell you how the life is in Asahikawa. We will talk about various information such as housing and job hunting, etc., If you are planning to move to Asahikawa, this article may be useful to you.
There is a Facebook group called "Asahikawa Ramem-bers » (Ramen + members). Our writer was curious about what kind of shops and what kind of ramen fancied ramen-lovers. Among those shops, our reporter picked up some which seemed interesting to him. * It is not a ranking based on the number of posts or likes.
Asahikawa ramen is famous all over the country as a local speciality. Of course, in Asahikawa, there are other specialities that have been loved by the citizens for a long time.