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Asahikawa is a popular tourist destination among Japanese tourists for the attractions of the city and its location being a great base for further exploration. There are few foreign visitors here, with most of them hitting the more well-known cities of Japan. However, it still caters to all with plenty to see and do. Domestic flights are serviced at Asahikawa Airport from Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, and Nagoya.

The city’s most notable attraction is the Asahiyama Zoo. It is Japan’s most famous, popular for its well-designed polar bear, penguin, and seal enclosures. The month of February is an attractive time as the second most popular snow festival, the Asahikawa Winter Festival, is held during this time. With this being Japan’s coldest city, there is no better place to celebrate the season. There are several skiing options available for the adventurous, including Biei and Furano. Summers certainly become more comfortable, and this is the time to take advantage of cycling paths that are several kilometers long. Whether in love or not, Romantic Road is a beautiful place to visit in the spring. During this time, the trees lining the road create a tunnel of green, and the two nearby wedding chapels help give its name. Asahibashi Bridge, Asahikawa City Museum, and the Arashiyama Pottery Village are but a few more worthy visits when in the city.

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