Would you like to add a little bit of city & cultural experience onto your Asahidake snow holidays? Asahikawa is the second bigggest city in Hokkaido!
All Asahidake guests must transit through Asahikawa anyway. So, you can easily add a couple of nights onto your Asahidake stay.
But, we know that for most of our guests getting the best snow is their no.1 priority! If the snow forecast looks epic when you are booked to stay in Asahikawa you can still do a day trip to Kamui Ski Links (40 minutes) or Asahidake (60 minutes). Just change your plan and go skiing/boarding!!
For your Asahikawa stay, we would suggest to hire a car. If you are flying into Asahikawa, you can hire a car at the airport or there are some car rental businesses near the Asahikawa train station.
There are so many places you can go visit and enjoy in Asahikawa! I have made a few suggestions below.
15:00 Check in at your hotel
15:30 Ice Skating at the Yukki Link in front of the Asahikawa train station (FREE of charge!!)
16:30 Shopping near the hotel
18:00 Dinner! Asahikawa is the second biggest city in Hokkaido with a massive array of dining options!!
21:00 Enjoy the night with the best view of Asahikawa city over some coctails at the Edison Bar in Asahikawa Grand Hotel
9:00 Quick morning skiing at Santa Present Park (15 minutes drive) or Kamui Ski Links (40 minutes)
Left: Kamui Ski Links
A one day lift pass is only 3,100 yen per adult at Kamui (2016-2017 rate).
Right: Santa Present Park
A one day lift pass is even cheaper at Santa Present Park. It is 2,800 yen (2016-2017 rate)!!
13:00 Lunch at Asahikawa Ramen (noodle soup) Village (15 minutes from the city central)
Asahikawa Ramen Village (Japanese only)
15:00 Takasago Sake Brewery
Takasago Sake Brewery (Japanese only)
17:00 Back to the hotel
10:00 Visit Asahiyama Zoo (40 minutes from the city central) and enjoy the lovely penguin parade
16:00 Taste some localy brewed beer at Taisetsu Ji Beer (Lunch & Dinner also available)
Taisetsu Ji Beer (Japanese only)
Enjoy your city & snow holidays in Asahikawa!!