The Daisetsuzan mountain range consists of 2,000-meter-high mountains, with Mt. Asahidake as the highest peak at 2,291 meters. The Ishikari River, Hokkaido’s largest river, gushes out of the mountains and becomes a single stream, flowing down the Sounkyo to the Kamikawa Basin.
As the second-largest city in Hokkaido, Asahikawa is known as the “City of Rivers” because of the confluence of the Ushubetsu, Chubetsu, and Biei Rivers in the center of the city, where you can enjoy various events and activities such as fishing, canoeing, and cycling throughout the year.
Asahikawa is also dotted with scenic spots such as Kamuikotan, which means “the place where god lives,” and Blue Pond, which many tourists visit.