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[Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa] Townscape of Asahikawa Can Be View at Night View Spot

May 19th, 2016

Arashiyama Observation Deck

Arashiyama Observation Deck (嵐山展望台) is a viewing platform built in 1965 in Etanbetu cho located in the northwestern part of Asahikawa city, and is close to Asahikawa Takasu Junction (旭川鷹栖ジャンクション). Two-story observatory deck is built at about 250 m above sea level on Mt. Arashiyama, and visitors can view a townscape of the Asahikawa, and here is well-known as a famous place to see a night view, too. The Mt. Arashiyama was named after a view from Mt. Arashiyama like a view from Mt. Arashiyama in Kyoto. This place is famous as a haunted place, too. Arashiyama Park Center (嵐山公園センター) and Northern Wild Plants Garden (北邦野草園) are near here. A gravel path for width of one car leads to the observation deck, Drive carefully. The visitors can go up the Mt. Arashiyama for about 20 - 30 minutes from the Northern Wild Plants Garden to the Arashiyama Observation Deck. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. The viewing platform is closed in a winter.

View from Arashiyama Observation Deck
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
View from Arashiyama Observation Deck
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Northern Wild Plants Garden
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa

Movie of Night View

A direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Arashiyama Observation Deck. But High Speed Asahikawa-go (高速あさひかわ号) and Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), express buses, runs between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, and Taisetsu Liner (たいせつライナー), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the New Chitose Airport, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Kushiro, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)", an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Obihiro.

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro.

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Asahikawa to Kushiro
Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Asahikawa

ASAHIKAWA

Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Article is here

Downtown of Asahikawa
ASAHIKAWA

Look of Arashiyama Observation Deck

A parking lot and a public restroom are built around the top of former Arashiyama Citizen Ski Resort (旧嵐山市民スキー場). It takes about 5 minutes from here to the viewing platform on foot. A path to the viewing platform is wheelchair accessible, and it is easy go up. The downtown and the Asahikawa Takasu Junction can be viewed surely, and Daisetsuzan Mountain Range can be seen if it is fine weather, too. I think this place is popular with local people because some visitors come even on weekdays.

Parking Lot and Restroom. Entrance to Observatory Deck
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Wheelchair Accessible Way
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Slope
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Two-Storied Observatory Deck
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Benches on First Floor
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
View from First Floor
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Stairs to Second Floor
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Second Floor. She Seems to Make Some Experiment
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Townscape of Asahikawa
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Asahikawa Takasu Junction
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Chikabumi Bridge
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Arashiyama Tanka Inscription
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Obserbatory Deck from Arashiyama Tanka Inscription
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa
Resting Place near Arashiyama Tanka Inscription
Arashiyama Observation Deck in Asahikawa

Atmosphere of Arashiyama Observation Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Arashiyama Observation Deck

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A free parking is provided (15 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-166-52-1934
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 79 456 021*04

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa(ホテルWBFグランデ旭川)
JR Inn Asahikawa(JRイン旭川)
Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa(星野リゾート OMO7 旭川)
Jalan
Premier Hotel -CABIN- Asahikawa(プレミアホテル―CABIN―旭川)
Hotel Trend Asahikawa(ホテルトレンド旭川)
Super Hotel Asahikawa(スーパーホテル旭川 天然温泉 大雪山の湯)
Asahikawa Toyo Hotel(旭川トーヨーホテル)
R Hotels Inn Hokkaido Asahikawa(Rホテルズイン北海道旭川)
Jalan
Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand旭川駅前)
Smile Hotel Asahikawa(スマイルホテル旭川)
Hotel Crescent Asahikawa(ホテルクレッセント旭川)
Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae(Y’s HOTEL旭川駅前)
Kuretake Inn Asahikawa(くれたけイン旭川)
Art Hotel Asahikawa(アートホテル旭川)
Dormy Inn Asahikawa(天然温泉 神威の湯 ドーミーイン旭川)
9C Hotel Asahikawa(9Cホテル旭川)
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Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
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Court Hotel Asahikawa(コートホテル旭川)
Asahikawa Park Hotel(旭川パークホテル)
Asahikawa Plaza Hotel(旭川プラザホテル)
Asahikawa Sun Hotel(旭川サンホテル)
Toyoko Inn Asahikawa-Eki Higashiguchi(東横イン旭川駅東口)
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Asahikawa Mongoru-mura(旭川モンゴル村)
Booking
Jalan
Guest House Asahikawa Ride(ゲストハウス アサヒカワライド)
Hotel Tetora Asahikawa Station(ホテルテトラ旭川駅前)
Sora E Hotel Asahikawa(ソラヘホテル)
Jalan
Hotel Route-Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(ルートイン旭川駅前一条通)
Yado Retro House Ginza Asahikawa(宿レトロハウス銀座旭川)
Jalan
Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
Booking
Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
HP
Jalan
Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
HP
Booking
Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
Booking
Ryokan Senshoen(和風旅館扇松園)
Takasago Onsen(高砂温泉)
A-Gate Hotel(えーげーと ほてる)
Booking
Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
Booking
Jalan
Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Toukaen(東花苑)
Booking
Jalan
HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
Booking
Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
Booking
Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
Booking
Jalan
Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
HP
Booking
Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
Jalan
Rakuten
M's HOME(えむずや)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Asahikawa is here

Asahikawa

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