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Once the train elegantly slides into the platform of Asashikawa station, I bet most of you probably can't wait to get out of the train and make a beeline for the zoo shuttle bus. Well, that can wait, because you are going to pause and...More
Vast. Modern. Attached to a huge Aeon Mall and surrounded by hotels and shops, a food court, many restaurants and a pedestrian mall. There is nothing old or quaint about this station, it knows how to welcome tourists.
If you are just passing through, everything you could possibly want is here, and if you are staying you can get food, accommodation, serious shopping, travel advice and tourist information either on site or within 5 minutes' walk. Oh, and the bus station is adjacent...More
Nice and modern train/bus station in the center of Asahikawa. All the signs are in Japanese and English. Helpful staff!
No shops in this building but next door is a big mall where you can wait if necessary and have a cup of (Starbucks) coffee.
The Asahikawa station is operated by JR Hokkaido company and is a large building with the railway platform on the second floor and the staffed / automated ticketing office in the first floor.
There are 4 main lines served here. The Hakodate line, Soya line,...More
The station staffs are very friendly and jovial. They are very helpful and reply with a smile. Though not all the staffs speaks English, one can manage communication here.
There is AEON mall here and other restaurants and shopping places here adjacent to the station....More