Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018
2 guests - 1 room
Second largest city in Sapporo, Asahikawa (旭川市) actually has a feel of a very large town as opposed to a small city but it is charming and is known for two of my favorite edible items: sake and ramen!
If you're heading to the island of Hokkaido this is probably the best city to land in. You've got the Asahlyama Zoo right there, and easy access to all the toll roads to get even further north. It is a small town so don't expect big towers and busy sidewalks, english is limited, but the locals are very kind and the prices for food and lodging are all very reasonable.