Overall Rating

Asahikawa

Asahikawa4/52
Asahikawa4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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Asahikawa - Reviews

Asahikawa - Reviews

Love This City

POWDERHOUNDS.COM16/09/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Visitor Type
    Couple
  • Visitor Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    5

Love This City

POWDERHOUNDS.COM16/09/2018
Cute little alleyways
Takasago Shuzo Sake Brewery
In front of the train station
The pedestrian street
Furariito Alley
We utilised Asahikawa as a base for 4 nights to visit Otoe cat skiing and Pippu Ski Resort, and once again we loved our experience in this city. We’ve visited Asahikawa multiple times in the past 10 years and it’s evolved a little. Other than the train station being completely rebuilt, Asahikawa has become more international friendly, with more restaurants with English menus popping up, and more Asahikawa hotels that have staff that can speak English. Nonetheless it hasn’t lost its Japanese soul, and it’s a nice addition to a Hokkaido ski trip to hang out in a city.

We stayed at the JR Inn Asahikawa, which is a lovely modern hotel next to the station. Whilst we didn’t need to use the train station, the car parking was very convenient and the direct access to the Aeon Mall and its many cheap eateries was a major bonus.

And heading out to explore Asahikawa and its many restaurants was once again a highlight. We visited Furariito Alley and despite one of the restaurants becoming a hit on TripAdvisor, the other little establishments remain very cute and authentic.

A True Japanese Experience

POWDERHOUNDS.COM22/04/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Visitor Type
    Mixed Group
  • Visitor Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    3

A True Japanese Experience

POWDERHOUNDS.COM22/04/2014
Asahikawa makes a great base for exploring a few of the quality Hokkaido ski resorts. Rather than staying at a Japanese ski resort that may have too many Western influences, the city of Asahikawa provides a genuine Hokkaido experience. English is not widely spoken and there are very few Westerners. Those not fluent in Japanese may find this rather tricky to get by, but adventurous travellers will appreciate the benefits that this affords.

Pros of Asahikawa: access to a few ski resorts; an array of interesting restaurants and drinking holes, and hotels that provide great value for money accommodation.

Cons: brrrrrrrr and the commute to the ski resorts each day.