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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido
Asahikawa
# 58   of 179 destinations
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Underwater tunnel of the penguin enclosure at Asahiyama Zoo

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.

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Attractions
Asahikawa City
 1  Asahiyama Zoo
Very popular, unique zoological garden.
User rating: 86/100 (105 votes)
Visited by: 251 users
 2  Winter Festival
Festival with snow and ice sculptures.
User rating: 85/100 (22 votes)
Visited by: 49 users
 3  Asahikawa Ramen
Local noodle dish with a soya sauce based soup.
User rating: 77/100 (48 votes)
Visited by: 130 users
Side Trips from Asahikawa
 1  Daisetsuzan
Hokkaido's largest and wildest national park.
User rating: 85/100 (99 votes)
Visited by: 254 users
 2  Furano
Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.
User rating: 85/100 (251 votes)
Visited by: 653 users
 

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User Rating (by 153 users):
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