|The Entrance of this area is Asahikawa located
the center of land Hokkaido. Asahikawa is the second biggest city of Hokkaido which has developped at the branch of Ishikari river
and now population is over 360 thousand.
Going parallel with river is common way taking deep into unknown wilder area.
Here was a terminal for early visitor in Hokkaido, since the upstream rivers from here didn't easy to climb.
During the modern history of Japan, A small town Asahikawa had become a base of military act and
provided the step for farming in the north Hokkido. A rail way had been reached yet on early reclamation period in Hokkaido.
The town had got a role of the entrance for visiting the inner lands of Hokkaido.
Now, flights from several airports over Japan are available, although international flights are schudled too.
Frequent direct flights to Asahikawa airport are given for visitors who departs at Tokyo.
Raillways and highways connect to the other cities in Hokkaido.
Asahikawa must provide a convenient base while you planning sightseeing tour in Hokkaido.
Behind the city, volcanic mountains Daisetuzan is sit. The main peak of the mountains called
Asahidake is knwon as the highest point of Hokkaido, although this elevation is only 2290 meters.
Around the mountains,the largest natinal park overspreads.
You will be able to know so many sightseeing resources are over this area.