Asahikawa & Furano Travel Info

Asahikawa & Furano Travel Info

Overview Going up along Japan’s third-longest river across the agricultural Ishikari Plain, Hokkaido’s second …

Sounkyo Onsen and Kuro-dake

Sounkyo Onsen and Kuro-dake

Set on the upper stream of Ishikari-gawa in the northeastern part of Daisetsuzan National Park, Sounkyo Onsen …

Hiking and Skiing Asahi-dake

Hiking and Skiing Asahi-dake

About 45km east of Asahikawa, the tiny highland village (at 1050m) of Asahidake Onsen (旭岳温泉) is the base for H…

Rural Village Rokugo in Furano

Rural Village Rokugo in Furano

Famed for its rural landscapes and as the main setting of the long TV drama series Kita-no-Kuni-kara (北の国から: F…

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Hokkaido’s most famous countryside on the distinctive undulating hills, Biei (美瑛町) is something like a France’…

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

About 50km north of Asahikawa on Route 40 and JR Soya Line, the city of Shibetsu (士別市) is home to sheep farmin…

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Heading north from Asahikawa, both the JR Soya Line and Route 40 climbing up to the Shiokari Pass and go down …

Pretty Rural Town Kenbuchi

Pretty Rural Town Kenbuchi

Kenbuchi (剣淵町) is one of the prettiest rural towns in Northern Hokkaido but it is not touristy than Furano Reg…

Bifuka and Haruki Murakami

Bifuka and Haruki Murakami

Forestry town Bifuka (美深町) is Japan’s northernmost large-scale rice producing area along Teshio-gawa. Route 27…