The peaceful 5 min walk from JR Asahikawa is popular in Hokkaido.
The peaceful 5 min walk from JR Asahikawa is popular in Hokkaido.
Address767-3, 11-chome, Miyashita-dori, Asahikawa city, Hokkaido
Subway5 minutes walk from JR Asahikawa Station
Bus 1 minute by car from JR Asahikawa station.
15 minutes by car from Asahikawa Takasu Interchange (IC).
About 40 minutes by the shuttle bus from Asahikawa airport to Asahikawa station.
Parking LotParking: 41 cars (First-come-first-served basis)
Rate per night (3:00 p.m. ~ Next day 10.00 a.m.) :
Summer time May ~ October: 500 Yen (incl. tax)
Winter time November ~
April: Free Clearance:
For large sized microbuses, trucks , please contact in advance. If parking is full:
We will guide you to coin parking in the vicinity.
Healthy breakfast / freshly baked bread breakfast
Well balanced and healthy breakfast is offered to guests staying in our hotel.
Introduction to hot springs spa
Asahiyama zoo which has become a typical tourist attraction of Hokkaido is in the northernmost part of the country and was opened in 1967 (Showa 42). As a result of many unique renovations in recent years, the number of visitors in Year 2005 (Heisei 17) exceeded 2 million 67 thousand and it was ranked 2nd among all zoos in the country. Further, the number of visitors during July ~ September exceeded the Ueno zoo of Tokyo and it was recorded as the number one zoo in Japan with its growing popularity as a place of recreation in a country where zoos are not so popular for recreation. Previously, the visitors were from Asahikawa city and surrounding areas but these days it is crowded with tourists and school trips, not only from Hokkaido but from entire Japan. There are also many foreign tourists from Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. and it has become a place that children as well as adults can enjoy.
Heiwa street shopping mall
The "permanent pedestrian road (year round pedestrian mall )" first built in Japan is the Heiwa street shopping mall. This main street starting from JR Asahikawa station and continuing to the north received a lot of attention from all over Japan in 1972 (Showa 47) as Japan's first experimental pedestrian-only shopping mall. It attracts many people as the main street of Asahikawa though its name was changed from Division street to Heiwa street and eventually to Heiwa street shopping mall. There are various shops like departmental stores, all sorts of specialty stores, beauty parlors, Ramen noodle shops etc. standing on both sides of the street and many people or tourists visit this place as a shopping zone or gathering place. This entire street was renovated and transformed in 2002. Not only the fountains, bronze sculptures including "Young Woman" by Sato Churyo" have been installed at intervals on the street but also benches for resting have been installed and has become a street that can be enjoyed from a perspective of culture and art.
The most beloved bridge among the numerous bridges of many people as a symbol of Asahikawa is the Asahi bridge. There are about 130 small and big rivers including the Ishikari, Ushishubetsu, Chuubetsu running through Asahikawa and over 750 bridges. Therefore Asahikawa is also known as the "District of rivers and bridges". Of all the bridges, Asahibashi (Asahi bridge) is the most popular among people as one of the symbols of Asahikawa. Completed in November 1932 (Heiwa 7), it was built as an important traffic route connecting the south and north of the city, with steel imported from Germany. It is a beautiful arch bridge of 225.4 meter length and 18.3 meter width and trams were running on this bridge till 1956 (Showa 31). This historical bridge is admired as one of the major 3 bridges in Hokkaido for the beautiful curve of the arch bridge and in the afterglow of sunset and river mist in the winter etc. Among these, the Asahi bridge reflected in the afterglow of sunset is really a perfect picture. It was registered as one of the Hokkaidō Heritage sites in 2004.
Asahikawa TAISETSU Arena
This was opened in September 1986 (Showa 61) at cost of 25 billion yen (building) as a promotion place for winter indoor sports, health promotion place for large people, multipurpose arena for holding all sorts of events. The arena built near the national forest in Asahikawa city known as the stage of a novel 'Freezing point' by Miura Ayako has a salient feature of semicircular shelter.
Daisetsuzan National Park
Daisetsuzan National Park is Japan's largest national park. The Daisetsuzan mountain range in the center with Hokkaido's highest peak "Asahidake", is about 2300 square kilometers in area and the span of mountains is really magnificent. The elevation is approximately 2000m, but it has a high mountain environment of around 3000m from Honshu because the latitude is high and even Ochotona hyperborean yesoensis which is said to have survived from the ice age is found here. There are rich hot springs at the base of the mountains and people are visiting hot spring places like Sounkyo, Yukomambetsu, Tenninkyo, Nukabira, Shirokane, Shikaribetsuko, Tomuraushi to experience nature and for sightseeing. It is 1 hr 50 minutes by bus from Super hotel.
Lavender garden that spread the Furano lavender all over the country. Gourmet and souvenir etc. can also be enjoyed other than lavender. The lavender blooming period is from early blooming in June end to late blooming in September end. Dozens of flowers like tulip, cosmos, poppy, marigold etc. bloom during May ~ October. The lavender, petunia, impatiens etc. are in full bloom in greenhouse and can be enjoyed even in winter. The in-park-only lavender soft cream (250 yen) or lavender hand cream, lavender scented cute eye pillow shade that gives quite sleep are very popular.
Goro's stone house
The famous long running dramas, 'From The Northern Country' and '89 Kikyo' used this stone house built by Goro Kuroita as the main set in their shows. It is an ecological house formerly built using a large number of stones excavated from Furanodake which is volcanically active. The landscape of red windmills for wind power generation standing alongside can be viewed from the observatory behind the stone house. The house is just as rustic as it looks in the drama series. It is a must visit spot of Furano if you are a drama fan since Goro Kuroita is supposed to be still living in this house.
Biei became famous in 1971, when a landscape photographer returning from a photography trip around Japan accidentally stopped in Biei/Kamifurano hills and was deeply moved by the landscape. Since then he visited Biei continuously for 16 years. Most of the photos taken at that time were not only in photo albums or picture postcards, but also in many posters or films, TV commercials etc. The beauty of Biei thus started spreading in the whole country and 'Maeda Masahiro' became a world famous photographer and opened his photo studio in Biei hills in a closed down primary school and even today makes a great impression on the visitors. Ken and Mary Tree (poplar), Parent and Child Tree (oak), Seven Star tree (oak), Mild Seven Hill (larch), Philosophy tree (modified poplar) etc. are famous. Biei hills spreading over a panoramic scenery is a prominent scenic spot in Hokkaido.