Getting There and Around in the Asahikawa area

ANA (All Nippon Airways) and JAL (Japan Airlines) operate direct flights from Honshu (The mainland of Japan) to Asahikawa Airport in Hokkaido, and it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours from various cities. You can get to the Asahikawa city area by bus, taxi or rent a car from the airport.

Asahikawa Airport

It is about 15 kilometers away from Asahikawa Airport to the city's center, including Asahikawa Station, and it takes about 30 minutes by car and about 40 minutes by local bus.

By Bus

There is a local bus from Asahikawa Airport to the city, and you can go there with the cheapest fare. Airport to JR Asahikawa Station 630 Yen (One-way).

Bus Timetable

By Taxi

The regular taxi fare is about 5500 yen.
 
There is a flat-rate taxi from the airport to the city center, which costs around 4800 yen to 5200 yen. But you need to make a reservation in advance to use a flat-rate taxi, so I recommend you to make a reservation in advance if you want to use it.
 
Taxi Company:

Car Rentals

There are several rental car companies in Asahikawa Airport, it is convenient to make a reservation in advance.

Toyota Rent a Car, Times Car, Nippon Rent a Car, Nissan Rent a Car, Orix Rent a Car, Honda Rent a Car, Budget Rent a Car, Worldnet Rent a Car

JR Asahikawa Station

Sapporo to Asahikawa

It takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Sapporo Station to Asahikawa Station by a limited express train "Lilac" or "Kamui." The fare is 5220 yen (One-way).

Asahikawa to Furano/Lavender Field

The JR Furano Line takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes, and the fare is 1290 yen (one way). The Lavender bus takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, and the fare is 900 yen (one way from Asahikawa Station to Furano Station).
Lavender Bus Timetable

Norokko Train

If you go to "Farm Tomita," which is famous for the lavender field, you can use the Norokko train. It is a sightseeing train that runs from Asahikawa to Furano every summer and autumn on weekends and holidays. For example, in 2020, it was operated from Saturday, July 18, 2020, to September 22 (Tues. Iwai) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.

Only this Norokko train stops at a temporary station of "Farm Tomita," so it is an option for those who travel on weekends during the season. However, it is a famous train, so it sells out quickly. 
About the Norokko Train

 

Stadiums/Arenas

Furano Municipal Baseball Stadium

Furano Municipal Baseball Stadium is a baseball stadium in Furano City, Hokkaido. It is the stadium where Furano Blue Ridge of the Hokkaido Baseball League play their home games. A …

Starffin Baseball Stadium

The stadium is named after former baseball star player Victor Starffin. Victor Starffin was born in the Russian Empire in 1916. He was the first foreign player and a pitcher who ha …

Stadiums/Arenas

Farm Tomita (Hokkaido)

Farm Tomita, famous for its lavender, is about 45 kilometers from Asahikawa, so it takes about an hour by car (if there is no traffic jam) to get there. If you want to see lavender …

Shirohige Falls (Hokkaido)

Shirohige Falls is located a few minutes drive from Shirogane Blue Pond and can be seen from the top of a well-maintained bridge. The bridge is quite high, so rather than feeling t …

Asahiyama Zoo (Hokkaido)

One of the most famous tourist spots in Asahikawa is the Asahiyama Zoo. Asahiyama Zoo is a zoo where you can see the animals eating and living. I think it is a place where even adu …

Shirogane Blue Pond (Hokkaido)

Shirogane Blue Pond is located about 30 kilometers from Asahikawa Airport, about 40 minutes by car. In this area, Farm Tomita, famous for its lavender, is about 25 kilometers from …


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