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Like several other places in Hokkaido, Asahikawa is famous for its ramen. Whereas Sapporo is known for its miso based broth and Hakodate for its salt based broth, Asahikawa is known for its shoyu (soya sauce) based broths. Shops serving shoyu based ramen can be found throughout the city.

The broth of Asahikawa Ramen (ˆฎ์ƒ‰[ƒƒ“) is also known for being quite oily, and there is often a thin layer of oil on top of the soup. Another characteristic of the local ramen is the generally thin, hard and wavy noodles. The range of toppings is quite typical and includes green onions, pork, bamboo shoots and eggs.

On the outskirts of the city there is an interesting collection of ramen shops called the Asahikawa Ramen Village. Eight famous ramen restaurants from Asahikawa have opened small branch stores besides one another in the complex alongside a gift shop and a small ramen shrine.

Getting there and around

Ramen shops can be found throughout downtown Asahikawa.

The Ramen Village is about five kilometers northeast of JR Asahikawa Station and not conveniently accessed by public transportation. It can be reached by infrequent trains (10 minutes, 300 yen from Asahikawa Station, get off at Minami-Nagayama Station from where the village is a five minute walk) or by bus (35 minutes from Asahikawa Station, get off at Nagayama-Jujo-yonchome bus stop from where the village is a five minute walk). It is more easily accessed by car.

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Hotels around Asahikawa

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    • Mimatsuso Ryokan
      Budget-friendly
      Offering affordable Japanese-style accommodations, Mimatsuso Ryokan is a 5-minute drive on the free shuttle from JR Asahikawa Train Station. Traditional souvenirs such as origami and bookmarks are offered to guests for free. Free Wi-Fi is available. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Yukata robes, a TV and a trouser press are included in each. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Guests can store food in the shared fridge and use the free-use launderette. Japanese meals are served at the shared dining room. Guests can reserve a private dining room, which has a capacity of up to 4 people. Ryokan Mimatsuso is a 10-minute walk from Tokiwa Park and a 30-minute drive from Asahiyama Zoo. Various shopping malls are within a 5-minute walk from the Ryokan.
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    • Asahikawa Ride
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring free WiFi and a shared lounge, Asahikawa Ride offers accommodation in Asahikawa, 10 km from Asahiyama Zoo and 600 metres from Tokiwa Park. Around 600 metres from Asahikawa Museum of Art, the property is also close to Asahikawa Science Center. Local points of interest like Kaguraoka Park and Ayako Miura Literature Museum are reachable within 2.3 km and 2.3 km, respectively. All rooms in the guest house are fitted with kitchenette with a kettle, microwave and toaster. Each bed in the dormitory rooms has a reading light and socket. A safety deposit box is provided for each guest. There are storage facilities including ski and snowboard equipment. Guests at Asahikawa Ride will be able to enjoy activities in and around Asahikawa, like skiing, cycling and mountain climbing. The guest house staff can assist guests with local information and tourist destinations. Sutaruhin Stadium is 2.1 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Asahikawa Airport, 13 km from Asahikawa Ride.
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    • JR Inn Asahikawa
      Mid-range
      Open from March 2015, JR Inn Asahikawa offers simple accommodation directly connected to JR Asahikawa Station. A public bath and laundry facilities are available on site. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Featuring a minimalistic design, all rooms are fitted with original pillows and a flat-screen TV. Shower facilities are provided in all rooms, while only some rooms come with a bathtub. Asahikawa JR Inn is a 35-minute drive or airport limousine ride from Asahikawa Airport. Asahiyama Zoo is a 30-minute drive away. There is an Aeon shopping centre adjacent to the hotel. The hotel offers various facilities and services including free luggage storage. Parking is available on site for a fee. A buffet breakfast is available at the on-site restaurant.
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    • HOTEL AMANEK Asahikawa
      Mid-range
      Set in Asahikawa, Hokkaido region, HOTEL AMANEK Asahikawa is situated 2.2 km from Kaguraoka Park. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 48 km from Azumamachi Hall. At the hotel, each room includes a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. All units at HOTEL AMANEK Asahikawa include air conditioning and a desk. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Tokiwa Park, Asahikawa Yojo Station and Ayako Miura Literature Museum. The nearest airport is Asahikawa Airport, 15 km from HOTEL AMANEK Asahikawa.
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    • Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Located 48 km from Azumamachi Hall, Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae offers 3-star accommodation in Asahikawa and has a restaurant. The property is set 2 km from Kaguraoka Park. The hotel features a sauna, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae every room comes with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae include Ayako Miura Literature Museum, Asahikawa Yojo Station and Tokiwa Park. The nearest airport is Asahikawa Airport, 15 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Just a 3-minute walk from Asahikawa Station, Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae offers accommodation with private parking on site. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Decorated in natural earth tones, all carpeted rooms feature air conditioning, heating and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. An air purifier/humidifier, electric kettle, hairdryer and refrigerator are provided. The private bathroom comes with a bath, shower, free toiletries and high-tech toilet. Guests can unwind in the public bath on the 17th floor that boasts a city view. Free ironing services are available at the 24-hour front desk. The property offers a drinks vending machine and coin-operated washing machine. Meeting facilities, fax and photocopying services can be arranged for an additional fee. A Japanese and Western-style buffet breakfast including freshly baked bread is provided at the on-site restaurant La Mer. There is a coffee shop and convenience store on the ground floor. Ayako Miura Literature Museum and Asahikawa Museum of Art are 10 minutes by car from the property. Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae is a 35-minute drive away from Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa Airport.
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    • Dormy Inn Asahikawa
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Asahikawa is a 10-minute walk from JR Asahikawa Train Station. It offers modern accommodation with a large public hot-spring bath and free in-room wired internet. Guestrooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, an electric kettle with green tea, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A humidifier and a trouser press are also provided. Guests can enjoy a relaxing bath at the natural hot spring bath located on the hotelfs top floor. Sauna facilities are also available. Other facilities include a coin-operated laundrette. Complimentary Japanese Yonaki (Ramen) noodles are available from 21:30-23:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Hot coffee is also served from 15:00-23:00 to guests arriving to the property. Asahikawa Dormy Inn is a 40-minute drive from Asahiyama Zoo and about a 10-minute drive to Kamikawa Shrine.
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    • Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa
      Mid-range
      Set in Asahikawa, 47 km from Azumamachi Hall, Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa features a spa and wellness centre and views of the city. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel offers a sauna and a 24-hour front desk. At the hotel, the rooms include a desk and a flat-screen TV. Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa features some units with mountain views, and every room is equipped with a kettle. At the accommodation all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa. The hotel offers a hot spring bath. Popular points of interest near Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa include Ayako Miura Literature Museum, Asahikawa Yojo Station and Kaguraoka Park. The nearest airport is Asahikawa Airport, 14 km from the accommodation.
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    • 9 C Hotel Asahikawa
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Asahikawa and with Azumamachi Hall reachable within 47 km, 9 C Hotel Asahikawa features a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. The property is set 2 km from Kaguraoka Park. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk, a TV, a shared bathroom, bed linen and towels. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at 9 C Hotel Asahikawa can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese, staff are willing to help at any time of the day at the reception. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Asahikawa Yojo Station, Ayako Miura Literature Museum and Tokiwa Park. The nearest airport is Asahikawa Airport, 15 km from 9 C Hotel Asahikawa.
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    • Lampstand STAY Asahikawa
      Budget-friendly
      Lampstand STAY Asahikawa is set in Asahikawa, 1.8 km from Ayako Miura Literature Museum, 2 km from Tokiwa Park, as well as 1.9 km from Kaguraoka Park. Built in 1909, this 1-star ryokan is within 47 km of Azumamachi Hall and 1.4 km of Asahikawa Yojo Station. The ryokan offers rooms with air conditioning, free private parking and free WiFi. At the ryokan, the units come with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. A fridge and kettle are also featured. There is a coffee shop on-site. During the colder months, guests can enjoy winter sports in the surrounding area. The nearest airport is Asahikawa Airport, 13 km from the ryokan.
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