This page is the English page of ASATAN. Introducing sightseeing, meals, events, etc. in Asahikawa.
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Asahikawa's Refreshing Local Sake only available in Summer
Asahikawa is a city of sake breweries where you can enjoy different sake through the seasons. And since we're in summer, refreshing, season-limited sake are available. In this issue, we will be reviewing two sakes from two different companies, both of which are only available in summer.
The best food of Asahikawa Airport - Part 2
Due to the new corona infection, the number of people using the airport has been decreasing. Compared to before, there are so few passengers in the airport that you may even feel a bit lonely. However, it is now or never if you want to enjoy Asahikawa Airport without the dense crowd. And here are our recommended spots!
Fruit Butter is trending and here is where you can buy some in Asahikawa !
Yes, we wrote fruit butter and not fruit jam. Currently, it’s very popular but our author never heard of it. He decided to investigate on this case and was surprised to find that there are so many different kinds of fruit butter available!
There is no better duo! Three shops where you can eat Cheese Curry in Asahikawa
Cheese is a classic ingredient that can be combined with many different dishes, but our reporter personally think it goes best with curry! Here are some curry restaurants in Asahikawa where you can put cheese on your curry! Be careful, all of them are really delicious...
How about a short trip to Obihiro?
It's getting warmer and the weather is starting to feel more like spring. Driving in the snow can be a bit scary, but the roads are now free of snow and it's getting easier to drive. Obihiro is about a 3 hour drive from Asahikawa. Let's enjoy a carefree spring drive !
Delicious Tendon from Soba Restaurants you can eat at Asahikawa’s main public transport stations.
Tempura can be a bit of a hassle when you have to fry it yourself. The best way to enjoy tempura is to eat tendon (tempura on rice) at a soba restaurant. In this article, we will introduce you to some soba restaurants in the food courts of Asahikawa roadside station, Asahikawa Airport and AEON MALL Asahikawa Station.
A journey through Hokkaido Heritage sites II
In this article, we will introduce the second part of our tour of Hokkaido's heritage sites: Nikka Whisky Yoichi’s Distillery, the historical buildings in Mashike, and Ainu place names.
3 Sweets that look good & taste good !
Cute, Instagrammable and delicious sweets are available for take out, and here they are ! *Please refrain from going out unnecessarily during the state of emergency.*
Ice creams you can buy at Asahikawa Airport and its surroundings!
It’s summer, the season when cold food feels delicious. Here are our the best soft ice cream and ice cream shops around Asahikawa Airport. We went for a drive and stopped by 3 ice cream shops by our way. Here they are !
Our 3 recommended parfait to eat after lunch in Asahikawa.
The late-night Parfait is a custom born in Hokkaido. Usually, it's something you eat after a night of drinking, but if you're not a drinker, you may want to enjoy your sweet during the day... This time, we'll introduce our 3 recommended places where you can eat a parfait after lunch.
Japanese cuisine’s pride ! Shops where you can eat an Onigiri with your meal !
An onigiri is just a rice ball made by adding your favourite ingredients to rice. It's nothing special, but a freshly made warm rice ball and miso soup, are a great treat. This time, we will introduce three places where you can eat an Onigiri with your meal.
22 Hokkaido Souvenirs you can buy at Asahikawa Airport!
It's easy to forget to buy souvenirs when you go on a trip or business trip. But if you remember at the airport on your way home, you still have a chance to get a little something for your friends and/or coworkers!
A journey through Hokkaido Heritage sites I
Hokkaido's long winter is finally over ! When the weather is nice, don't you feel like going for a drive? If you're in the mood, why not take a trip to Hokkaido's heritage sites?
Asahikawa in 8 beautiful sceneries!
The "Asahikawa Eight Scenic Spots" were selected based on the citizens opinions in 1997 to represent the city. Each place is a symbol of Asahikawa and a must-see for travellers.
The short but scary stories that actually happened in Asahikawa...!
June is still a bit early for our “summer scary stories” but since we asked our readers to share their scary experiences with us, we got flooded with submissions ! We expected some goosebump-ing spooky stories but we ended up with some seriously scary stories.
Here's our Guide to the Must-Sees at Asahiyama Zoo in Winter.
In these articles, we will present you the winter Asahiyama Zoo as this year’s winter Zoo is until April 7. So we'll let you know what's going on in the zoo and, maybe, give you some useful tips!
Our nosy tour guide at Asahiyama Zoo (indoor habitats)
Don't miss out the fun of the winter zoo (until April 7th) !! Here are our tips to fully enjoy the zoo and some of its many indoor enclosures.
Our nosy tour guide at Asahiyama Zoo (outdoor habitats)
Don't miss out the fun of the winter zoo (until April 7th) !! Here are our tips to fully enjoy the zoo and some of its many outdoor enclosures.
Discover our three perfect parfait shops! ♡
Have you ever had a craving for a parfait? Surprisingly, there are many shops in Asahikawa that have parfaits on their menu. From traditional cafes to new modern cafe and even restaurants, parfaits are everywhere ! This time, we will introduce parfaits from modern cafes.
The Densuke Watermelon from Toma! And its related products
The Densuke Watermelon is a local speciality of Toma, a neighbouring town of Asahikawa. The watermelon itself is very popular and led to several related products.