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Helpful information about Asahikawa-city

Transit and transportation
Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan. Asahikawa City is situated nearly at the center of the island. This provincial city boasts the perfect balance of urban life and natural splendor, with the awe-inspiring view of the Daisetsuzan mountain range peaking at almost 6,600 feet. Cars are the primary method of transportation here, so renting one is highly advisable for convenient exploration.
About the airport
A quick 35-minute drive takes you from Asahikawa Airport Terminal directly to the heart of Asahikawa City. Despite its convenient location, the international flights are very limited (only one to Taipei), so most visitors fly into New Chitose Airport and rent a car from there. Embark on a road trip and experience the vastness of Hokkaido! Choose the expressway for a quicker two-hour journey or take the open road and soak in the scenery for three hours and 45 minutes. Take Route 337, then turn on to Route 234 before merging onto Route 12. Known as “the longest straight road in Japan”, Route 12 offers several rest stops, including Roadside Station Hausjärvi Naie, making long-distance driving a breeze.
Sightseeing and activities
Popular locations around Asahikawa are the captivating areas of Furano and Biei. With their convenient proximity to Asahikawa, Furano and Biei are easily reachable within an hour and 20 minutes via Route 237. This allows you to experience the popular sightseeing destinations of all three locations in a single day. In addition, the Sapporo and Otaru areas are only a little over two hours away by car, so even a day trip is enough to fully enjoy the area.
Seasonal information
Asahikawa is a snowy area, so studless winter tires are required in the winter months (around November to April). If you are renting a car, the rental car agency will take care of the tires for you, so no special arrangements are necessary. However, it is always a good idea to check at the counter just in case.