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Tokiwa Park - Hokkaido

Tokiwa Park ( 常磐公園 ) is a big public park located in the heart of Asahikawa City. It is located in Asahikawa City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan . Tokiwa Park Tokiwa Park details Also called  常磐公園 ,  Tokiwakoen , Joban Park , and Asahikawa Park , Tokiwa Park was initially built on Nakajima sometime in 1897. It was sandwiched between the Ishikari River and the Ushibetsu River. A pond was then dug in 1919 and was completed after four years. Tokiwa Park - Hokkaido Today, Tokiwa Park has a lot to offer that caters to the different wants of its visitors. For those who want to simply relax and unwind, walk around Chidorigaike Pond while enjoying the view. There is also a wooded part of the park where you can let go of your stress by communing with nature. Tokiwa Park and Central Library Map Asahikawa Kaimura Memorial - 旭川開村記念碑 The bridge goes to a small island behind Kamikawa Shrine Chidorigaike Pond Statue of Toshiyuki Iwamura - 岩村通俊之像 The viewing area of Chidorigaike Pond An open-air

Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street - Hokkaido

Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street ( 平和通買物公園 ) is a pedestrian-only shopping park in Hokkaido Prefecture, located at 41-28, 8-Chome, Asahikawa City. It is notable for its numerous stores, eateries, and artworks. Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street details Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street was built sometime in the 1970s. After its completion, it became the first pedestrian shopping street in Japan . Its name Heiwa ( 平和 ) means peace. Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street -Asahikawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture This shopping street measures a kilometer long and is conveniently located across the JR Asahikawa Station. There are numerous restaurants, shops, and souvenir stores found in Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street or very close to it.  There are a lot of shops here that you might be interested in The map of  Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street Asahikawa Heiwa Shopping Street isn't called a shopping street for no reason. There are several malls here like Feeeal Asahik

Japan Diaries 4: Day 20

Day 20:  November 21, 2021 Sunday -  Asahikawa Road Trip Good morning everyone! It's a wet and cold day today. Regardless, that won't stop me from pursuing my plan to go to Asahikawa today. I left home at around 7:40AM to catch the 8:08AM Engan bus to  Asahikawa City .  Waiting for the bus at Motokawacho bus stop The Rapid Asahikawa Engan Bus bound for Asahikawa I rode the  Rapid Asahikawa Engan Bus  from the Motokawacho-1 platform going to Asahikawa Station.  The trip was 2 hours long and cost 1680 yen. What I enjoyed about the trip was the beautiful scenery along the way. There were places with snow already which made me hopeful to see if Asahikawa City is also covered in snow. Sadly, it was not. Like Rumoi City, it was wet and cold. Arrived at Asahikawa Station Asahikawa Tourism and Local Products Information Center I got a free pen from  Asahikawa Tourism and Local Products Information Center I boarded down at the final stop which is Asahikawa Station. From there, I went i

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