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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

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

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. Read More

Penguin Walk
Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa

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. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Asahikawa. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    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
    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
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Asahikawa Station, Shin-asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station, Asahikawa-yojo Station, Chuwa, Higashi-takasu and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Asahikawa Station.
    Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    AG Rent-a-car(AGレンタカー) Their office is near Suehiro.
    Jalan
    World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is near the Asahikawa Airport.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa-yojo Station and the Asahikawa Airport.

    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. Read More

    Downtown of Asahikawa
    ASAHIKAWA

    Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido

    Cherry blossoms begin to bloom from late April in Hokkaido. The cherry blossoms in the Southern Hokkaido including Hakodate begin to bloom from late April, and in case of late blooming, the cherry blossoms in the Eastern Hokkaido and the Northern Hokkaido seem to bloom in early June. The cherry blossoms in Honshu (the main island of Japan) begin to bloom from mid March, and tourists can enjoy the cherry blossoms until too late season. If everybody forget to see the cherry blossoms in the Honshu, please visit the Hokkaido to savor the cherry blossoms. Read More

    Cherry Blossoms and Pink Moss
    Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido Yonesato

    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.

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    Asahiyama Ryubokutaishido Hall
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    Monument for Asahiyama and Cherry Blossoms
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    Restroom near Shrine
    Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
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    Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
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    Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
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    Cherry Blossoms of Asahiyama Park in Asahikawa
    Small Bridge along Walk
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    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 in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

        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)
        Booking
        Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
        Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
        Booking
        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)
        Booking
        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)
        HP
        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
        21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com

        A page of Asahikawa is here

        Asahikawa

        A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here

        Hokkaido Cherry Tree

        By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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        1. good! hokkaido! says:

          Hi, It is probably OK.
          https://twitter.com/ASAHI80

        2. Anonymous says:

          Hello, I would like to ask that, are there Cherry blossom on 11 May (tomorow)?
          We would to see there tomorrow, thank you

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