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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The history of Asahikawa City began in 1890 with the establishment of three villages: Asahikawa, Kamui, and Nagayama, in Kamikawa-gun. During these 130 years, Asahikawa changed a lot. However, some things stayed the same as Asahikawa tried its best to preserve its culture and history.
The snow has now fully melted and Hokkaido is gradually getting warmer! It’s the perfect chance to go for a drive. This time, we will introduce you to some of our favourite places around Asahikawa to go when the weather gets warmer.
It’s well-know: Japan’s vending machine doesn’t sell only drinks. But just why are they selling this in a vending machine !? We've found some interesting vending machines in Asahikawa its surrounding areas that will leave you in awe.
Spring is settled, the snow have melt, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. Speaking of flowers, if you love outdoors and green sceneries, Ueno Farm is the place to be ! The Ueno Farm garden is open and waiting for you! We'll introduce in this article our Ueno Farm’s must-see !
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 !
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!
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!
Biei is a popular tourist destination. Here are some recommended spots you should definitely visit during the first snow.
Crowded every year, the blue pond illumination is changing little by little. Every times, the lights are changed and upgraded. This article will show you the 2020 illumination!
Asahikawa citizens often say, « In Asahikawa there is nothing to see but the Zoo, » but often attractive sightseeing spots are nearby you without being even conscious of. This time, we will introduce three spots that you can enjoy for free.
With the recent opening of "Upopoy", the National Ainu Museum, the interest in the Ainu is increasing. There are several places in Asahikawa where you can learn about the Ainu culture and lifestyle. This time, our reporter looked around Asahikawa to see what we can find out about the Ainu.
Introduced as a military city in the popular comic and anime « Golden Kamuy », many fans are going on a trip to visit the places that appeared in their favorite comic. Here are the spots around Asahikawa from which Golden Kamuy events are inspired.
Summer has ended, we can now see snow bugs (bugs appearing during autumn, few weeks before the first snow) here and there. The trees in the streets and parks are gradually turning yellow and red. The autumn leaves season has begun. Here are three spots in Asahikawa where you can enjoy autumn’s beautiful colours.