Things To Do in Asahikawa, Hokkaido
On our way, we stopped at a wine factory. It's called Otaru Wine Gallery. You can't miss it if you're driving, it's along the way.
In Asahikawa, we stayed at Asahikawa Toyo Hotel. It's a decent hotel, room is decent sized, bathroom is very well equipped. Love their Shiseido Bath Products! Parking is 800 Yen a night and optional breakfast is around 1500 Yen.
Pro Tips : Asahikawa is famous for their Ramen. They even have an entire street dedicated for Ramen, called Ramen Village.
Upon arriving at Asahikawa, we parked our car at the city center and we walked to one the best Ramen stores in Asahikawa, Baikoken Ramen. Food is pretty good for the price. It's here that we learnt that Japanese usually eat their Ramen with Rice on the side. Fuller!
Asahiyama Zoo is a small zoo with not many animals to see, but each and every section in Asahiyama Zoo is very interesting and their animals are well taken care of. The zoo is very well maintained too. In winter, we got to see many winter animals at the Zoo. It's very interesting.
Attractions in the zoo are slightly different Day and Night. We got to see both.
At the snow festival, you'll also notice that people in Asahikawa really treasure their zoo a lot. Most of the sculptures are sculptures of animals from the zoo.
Genghis Khan Daikokuya