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Hokkaido Region

Hokkaido

Asahikawa

Asahikawa

Asahikawa is the second-largest city in Hokkaido, next to Sapporo, which thrived as a military city before World War II.

In winter, the festival is held at the bank of the Ishikari River, making use of Asahikawa's cold climate and snow.

On 25th January, 1902, a weather station recorded -41°C; , the lowest temperature in Japanese history.(That is why you can find some items written "-41" in souvenir shops.)

Due to its climate and location surrounded by mountains, there are some ski resorts in the outskirts of the city.

Do not miss to taste Asahikawa-Ramen, which is Japanese noodle dish originated in China.