Population 347,427 [Nov, 1 2014]
Asahikawa is located in the north-central of Hokkaido. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes by rapid train and 2 hours by car from Sapporo. The second largest city in Hokkaido, flourished as a biggest city in the north of Hokkaido. Asahikawa is surrounded by mountains and has about 130 large and small rivers in the city. It is hot in summer and freezing cold in winter. There is few windy days such as Typhoon and no Tsuyu, rainy season. You can feel better with dry weather in summer.
On the other hand in winter, the temperature will be under 10 degrees centigrade in the middle of winter.
Places to visit
- Asahiyama Zoo
- Asahikawa City Museum
- Miura Ayako Literature Museum
- Asahikawa Ramen Village
- Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum
- Hokuchin Memorial Hall
- Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Memorial Museum
- Hokkaido Traditional Art Village