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  • Asahikawa Shopping District Park
    Asahikawa Shopping District Park
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  • White Birch in Winter, Asahikawa Japan
    White Birch in Winter, Asahikawa Japan
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  • Asahikawa Shopping District Park
    Asahikawa Shopping District Park
    by aukahkay

Asahikawa Things to Do

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    Otokoyama Sake Museum 3 more images

    by aukahkay Written May 27, 2008

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    Hokkaido has ideal climate and water conditions needed to make superior sake.
    Otokoyama brews high quality sake on the island and is the most famous brand of sake in Hokkaido. In 1977, Otokoyama won the gold medal in The Overseas Wine and Spirit Competition, the first time for "Nihon-Shu", and has since continued to win gold successively for 28 years. By participating in global events such as The International Wine and Spirit Competition, The World Selection of Wines, Spirits and Liquers, The International Gold Medal for Quality to Wine and Spirits, etc, Otokoyama products have achieved high appreciation throughout the world as exhibited by the awards received.
    The Otokoyama Sake Museum tells about not only the 340 year history of Otokoyama, but also about the history of sake making. There is free sake sampling for visitors.

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    by aukahkay Written May 27, 2008

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    Asahikawa's Shopping District Park is located in front of the JR Station and runs perpendicular to it. It is a pedestrian only mall and there are shops and restaurants on both sides. The side lanes of this mall has many gourmet restaurants. Ramen is the speciality of Asahikawa and there are numerous ramen shops scattered throughout the city.

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    Polar Bear looking into the moat, Asahikawa, Japan 1 more image

    by RoseAmano Written Feb 20, 2008

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    There is a glass-wall moat for them to dive in if they wanted to, but I suppose it was way too cold this day for them to even consider about getting wet. Can't blame them.

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Asahikawa Local Customs

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    Asahikawa

    by RoseAmano Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is sushi rice topped with sea urchin, crab, salmon roe and scallop with a side of pickled red ginger, picked aubergine/eggplant, boiled green leaf veggie, and shredded scrambled egg. Nice colour balance and nutritional food group balance!

    I vote this one to have the sturdiest packaging. Shame to bin the package, so I've saved it and can repack it with my own home-made box lunches!

    Generally, it is available for purchase only in this area, primarily at Asahikawa Station.

    Manufactured by local company Asahikawa Tachiuri KK which was founded in the year 1951, starting out its operations from within the train station, and more recently enjoying general catering sales outside Japan.

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    Asahikawa Zoo, Japan

    by RoseAmano Updated Feb 20, 2008

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    Most of the people here on this day were also visitors to the Sapporo Snow Festival, as part and parcel of the all-inclusive tours.

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    • Aquarium
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    Asahikawa in the distance, Japan

    by RoseAmano Written Feb 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Looking into the distance, you can see that it's not a large town (population 2007 360,000).

    http://www.city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp/top/foreign/foreign.htm

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