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Located in the center of Hokkaido, Asahikawa () is the island's second largest city after Sapporo. The city is not known as a leading tourist destination, but its zoo, Asahiyama Zoo, is among Japan's best and most popular. The local noodle dish, Asahikawa Ramen, is also quite well known.

Top attractions in Asahikawa

Zoo/Wildlife

Asahiyama Zoo

Very popular, unique zoological garden.
4.1 / 5
331
Food and Drink

Asahikawa Ramen

Local noodle dish with a soya sauce based soup.
3.6 / 5
186
Side Trips from Asahikawa

Furano

Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.
4.0 / 5
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Access and Orientation

Page last updated: January 23, 2017