Is there any other places to visit besides the Daisetsuzan National Park
Any other nice scenerey?
Asahikawa in itself isn't really a place to visit, apart from having the zoo in the city area. Also small Ainu collection and a Snow/Winter Mseum. There's a "ramen vilage" for tour buses there too. Oh...and a sake factory.
Also has a pretty busy nightlife at weekends - when all the farmers from the hinterland come into town for entertainment...big area of adult entertainment etc
But near (1-1.30 hrs) is:
Furano and Biei - farms, flowers, hikes
Asahidake and Tenninkyo - hot springs, cable car to fantastic view
Sounkyou - gorge and cable car to view
Daisetsu is huge - there are days and days of hiking to be done here. Or you can just go and go up the cable cars for a few hours.
MOre info here
JR runs a special Ltd. Exp. Asahiyama Zoo Train from Sapporo to Asahiyama Zoo in the summer. The train is decorated inside-out on an "animal theme", even has a playroom inside one of the compartments. It runs on weekends from June to October, but from late July to end of August, it runs every day.
How about Sounkyo? Any interesting places to visit and how far is it from Asahikawa?
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