|The lobby of Asahikawa Grand hotel, very old school|
We have never come up close to penguins before. Most of the time in Singapore, they are enclosed. Asahiyama Zoo is famous for their penguin parade which happens in late December onwards during the winter season. (Yup we missed seeing it.)
On to the food!
|When in Japan, one must not miss the takoyaki balls|
Asahikawa station has a massive food court that serves inexpensive yet variety of yummy food.
We also found an awesome place that serves delicious yakitori sticks.
|My first grilled rice on a stick|
Below are some pictures of took of the surrounds at Asahikawa JR Station before taking the train to Sapporo.