Took a walk from the hotel to Asahikawa station in a pleasant morning. From Hachijo-dori street to Asahikawa Station (north exit), a pedestrian-only road extends straight. The nation's first pedestrian-only road, "Heiwa-dori Shopping Park", was built in 1972, with a range of over 1km and a width of 20m. It's a pedestrian paradise. A view from the station's north exit.
Surprised to see the other side of the station, south exit, there were no buildings and only the banks of the Chubetsu River. A different face from the downtown area of the north exit where hotels and commercial facilities are located, it is rich in nature of Asahikawa. According to the public report, there are about 130 rivers such as the Ishikari River, Chubetsu River, and Biei River, so it is the river city
Asahikawa Station, which has undergone a major renewal in the last 10 years, has a nice design that makes feel the warmth of wood. There is a "station piano" inside the station, and someone was playing the maiden's prayer for a moment of soothing moments.
To Asahikawa Ramen Village for lunch.
Visited "Aoba" which wanted to go.
Soy sauce ramen is a nostalgic Chinese noodle style. As getting matured, happy with this kind of simple ramen.
Miso ramen has garlic, and has a simple and delicious taste. When come to a local city, it is a good opportunity to think about the food culture and history of various parts of Japan.
To today's destination, Asahiyama Zoo. Bought annual passports last time, so looking forward to being back here. Added only 400 yen to the admission ticket for an annual pass.
This is one of Hokkaido's leading tourist destinations, known for its "behavioral exhibition" that shows the natural appearance and life of animals. Can enjoy it in a short time with a reasonable size.
The eastern wolf looks calm today. Even wolves are cute as it is in the canine (dog) family. The yawning mouth is still big, reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother.
Tancho picked up the grass with a beak, washed it with water one by one, and then ate it. She likes clean foods. Crane family.
A lion has the dignity of the king of beasts. The mane, which had stretched out and had a bed hair when came here in the summer, has a beautiful haircut today and a wild and neat look. The aligned front legs are from the polite feline family. There is silence around him and fascinated by it.
Tigers in the feline family. Four tigers played like cats themselves.
A seal climbs the tube in front of visitors. Seal family.
Hippopotamus is a comical figure who swims by showing his ass. Hippopotamus family.
On the way back, stopped by the Otokoyama sake brewery,
After tasting 4 kinds of sake, bought Junmai Daiginjo Seigenshu. The locals come to get water with a plastic tank instead of sake.
Next, to Takasago Brewry, of the Kokushi Musou brand.
After tasting Daiginjo sake, bought Kokushi Musou Junmai Genshu sake.
Asahikawa has abundant underground water and rivers from Taisetsu Mountains, so realized once again that food making using water such as sake brewing is abundant. Beautiful taste.
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