Asahikawa Airport is approximately 16km southeast from Asahikawa city - about the center of Hokkaido. This airport is used by not only the visitors to Asahikawa but also many tourists who are sightseeing Furano or Biei area.
It only takes about half an hour by rental car from Asahikawa Airport to the urban area of Asahikawa. You should be able to start sightseeing in the city smoothly if you use the rental car after you arrived at the airport. In Asahikawa city, there is [Asahiyama Zoo] and [Asahikawa Ramen Village] where you can enjoy Asahikawa Ramen. You can overlook the exquisite scenery of the urban area of Asahikawa and the chain of Daisetsuzan at the [Arashiyama Park]. There are various sightseeing spots in the area.
There is Chubetsu River located at approximately 15 minutes from popular Asahikawa Zoo. The Rafting Course is available from the age of 5. This spot is recommended for those who enjoyed the zoo. Furthermore, you can enjoy the drive with the magnificent scenery at [Asahidake] located approximately 50 minutes from Asahikawa Airport. There is Asahidake Onsen at the foot of Asahidake. You can see the flower field of alpine plants when you arrive to Sugataminoike by the Asahidake Ropeway (aerial lift). This is a place for even those who do not have mountain climbing gear, can easily take a walk at this plateau.