[POSTPONED] Asahikawa 7-jo Ryokudo Area Walking Tour

This tour has been postponed as a safety measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Located around 15 minutes on foot from Asahikawa Station, the 7-jo Ryokudo Area of Asahikawa City is a friendly neighborhood that features a cafe, a bookshop, a gallery, and other small shops that are full of personality. The shop owners here have formed an association called Sanwa/Ryokudo Shotenkai. This guided walking tour lets you explore the shops, meet the shop owners, join a workshop, and enjoy a delicious meal.

Every shop you will visit is unique, and you can explore them together with a guide/editor from northern style SLOW, a lifestyle magazine that has featured the area in its pages. Experience making your own mini-sacoche bag at Michi-hito, visit an artisan cheesemaker (and get a souvenir) at Japacheese Asahikawa, see the books in the colorful Kodomo Fukido bookshop, admire the artworks in Gallery PuruPuru, and enjoy a meal at Harunire Cafe.

The sacoche bag you will make at Michi-hito is a small but versatile shoulder pouch. You can choose from three different colors: mustard yellow, red, and khaki green.

The walking tour includes free time, so you can explore any shop you find interesting. The shop owners in the Ryokudo Area are all very friendly, and they will gladly share information about the other shops or the local neighborhood.

So come and join this walking tour to experience the warm atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly smiles at the Asahikawa 7-jo Ryokudo Area!

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.


13:00 Meetup at JR Asahikawa Station
13:15 Mini-sacoche bag making at Michi-hito
14:10 Japacheese Asahikawa tour
14:30 Kodomo Fukido bookshop tour
14:45 Gallery PuruPuru art gallery tour
15:00 Free time
15:20 Meal at Harunire Cafe
16:10 Tour finish

Note: Schedule and itinerary may change without prior notice due to weather and other circumstances.

Tour name [POSTPONED] Asahikawa 7-jo Ryokudo Area Walking Tour
Available period 15 November 2020 (Sun) [Registration deadline: 11 November 2020 (Wed)]
Time 13:00-16:10 (3 hours 10 minutes)
Participants Minimum 5 persons, maximum 10 persons
Fee ¥6,500 per person
(for ages 13 and above)
Guide fee, activity fees, mini-sacoche bag making at Michi-hito, meal at Harunire Cafe, tour insurance
Not included Transportation to and from the meetup location, personal expenses
Things to bring Warm clothing (guided tour includes 15-minute walk outside)
Face mask
Meetup Location

JR Asahikawa Station
Address: Miyashita-dori 8-chome 3, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido
Access: From New Chitose Airport, take the Rapid Airport train to JR Sapporo Station (approx. 40 mins). From JR Sapporo Station, take the Lilac or Kamui Line to JR Asahikawa Station (approx 1 hr 30 mins).
Mapcode: 79 343 225*54
Notes ・Registration deadline: 11 November 2020 (Wed)
・The tour itinerary may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.
・Please inquire in advance if you wish to join with a child (age 12 and below).

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare