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

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Zoo/Wildlife

Asahiyama Zoo

Very popular, unique zoological garden.
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Food and Drink

Asahikawa Ramen

Local noodle dish with a soya sauce based soup.
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Side Trips from Asahikawa
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Furano

Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.
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Access and Orientation