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[Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa] About 2300 Yezo Mountain Cherry Tress Are in Full Bloom at One of Most Famous Good Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Asahikawa

June 7th, 2017

Asahiyama Park

Asahiyama Park (旭山公園) is a park at Mt. Asahiyama with 295 m in height in the eastern part of Asahikawa city. There are famous Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園), Asahiyama Miura Garden (旭山三浦庭園) asn Asahiyama Snow Village at the site, too. In a spring, cherry blossoms and blossoms of dogtooth violet can be enjoyed, and hiking can be enjoyed in a summer, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and snow activities can be enjoyed in a winter, so Asahikawa people enjoy those every season, and relax themselves. Especially, the Asahiyama Park is well-known as a good place to see the cherry blossoms, and about 2,300 Yezo Mountain Cherry Tress (エゾヤマザクラ) are bloom. The best time to see it is from late April to early May. Asahiyama Park Night Cherry Blossoms Festival (旭山公園夜桜まつり) is held between 6days in early May. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are public restrooms and a store at the site.

Cherry Forest
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa

Movie of Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park

A direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Asahiyama Park. 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
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Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
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Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
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Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
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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

Asahiyama Zoo

Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園物語) is a zoo in the eastern part of Asahikawa city, and is well-known as the northernmost zoo in Japan, and has the 4th largest visitors after Ueno Zoo (上野動物園), Higashiyama Zoo (東山動物園) and Tenoji Zoo (天王寺動物園) in the Japan, and about 1,400,000 people visit here. A lot of tourists come from oversea countries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as all over the Japan, too. The Asahiyama Zoo originally used to be a loss-making zoo, but they changed ways of exhibitions. One is "Action exhibitions to show original wild life of animals", and other is "Mixed exhibitions to let animals of different types coexist in a near‐natural environment". "Asahiyama Zoo Story -Penguins fly in the sky- (旭山動物園物語 ペンギンが空を飛ぶ)" was broadcasted on a movie and a tv, and the Asahiyama Zoo became one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido. About 150 types of 750 animals are bred at present. Article is here

Penguin Walk
Asahiyama Zoo in 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

Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park

The Asahiyama Park has some hiking courses, and visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms along the hiking courses. The cherry trees crowd around the Asahiyama Zoo and along a road from there to Inari Konpira Shrine (稲荷金毘羅神社). Some large cherry trees are worth seeing. The cherry trees are lit up in the evening during the festival, and some food stalls open. When I visted here in 10th May 2017, unfortunately, the cherry blossoms were already faling. By the way, Asahiyama Observation Deck (旭山展望台) seems to be built, but I have never find it.

Parking Lot
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Asahiyama Zoo and Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Public Restroom and Store
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms Tunnel
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Forest
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms along Road
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Asahiyama Ryubokutaishido Hall
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Go up Hill
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Monument for Asahiyama and Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Inari Konpira Shrine
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Restroom near Shrine
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Small Bridge along Walk
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
Ketsugando Buddhist Temple (結願堂)
Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa

Atmosphere of Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking lot is provided (180 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-166-52-1934
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 79 357 852*22

List of Accommodations

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

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Fukagawa

Irumu-no-Oka Youth Hostel(イルムの丘ユースホステル)
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Rakuten
Fpasio(エフパシオ)
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Rakuten
Neipal Fukagawa(ネイパル深川)
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Rakuten
Ikyuya Ryokan(一休夜旅館)
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Rakuten
Irumukan(イルム館)
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Rakuten
Okashita Ryokan(おかした旅館)
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Rakuten
Hinodeya Ryokan(日の出屋旅館)
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Rakuten
Plaza Hotel Itakura(プラザホテル板倉)

Whole Asahikawa

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
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Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
HP
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Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
HP
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Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
HP
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Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
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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)
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Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
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Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
HP
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Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
HP
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Toukaen(東花苑)
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HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
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Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
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Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
HP
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Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
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Jalan
Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
HP
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Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
Jalan
Rakuten
M's HOME(えむずや)
HP
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Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Asahikawa is here

Asahikawa

A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

Hokkaido Cherry Tree

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