Tokiwa Park

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Tokiwa Park

Find refuge in the middle of Asahikawa by visiting an attraction known for its tranquility. It is always open and ready to soothe the most ragged nerves.

Ranked in the top 100 city parks in the country, Tokiwa Park in Asahikawa on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido envelops its visitors with serenity. The calm feeling is present when standing near one of the park’s two large ponds. Willows along the shore dip their drooping branches into the stillness of the water. Watch golden koi swim lazily in the shallows, while ducks glide above them along the surface.

Walk the tree-lined paths and admire various sculptures throughout the park creating the appearance and functionality of an open-air art museum.

An actual museum, Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, is located in the park, showcasing works from this northern region of Japan. The museum’s theme Shaping Wood demonstrates the choice of this medium from local artists and woodworkers based on the abundance of trees found in this part of the country.

The venue is popular for holding entertainment events. Fireworks occasionally light the sky from the opposite shore and reflect in the Ishikari River that flows past the park. Linking the shores of the river not far from the park is Asahibashi Bridge, one of Hokkaido’s biggest bridges, built in 1932. Come to the park in February when it is the center of attraction during the Asahikawa Winter Festival. Wander around to view the snow sculptures, a very popular feature of the event.

Each season has its own beauty, with cherry blossoms in spring, willows in summer and brilliant and fading colors through fall. September has the culinary event Eating Around. A number of happenings occur in winter as well. Laze past Plover Pond and watch the ducks scurry out of the way of oncoming paddleboats and rowboats. While away the time at Swan Pond when it is festooned with water lilies.

Find Tokiwa Park in the center of Asahikawa, a 10-minute bus ride from Asahikawa Station.

Top Hotels Close to Tokiwa Park

JR Inn Asahikawa
JR Inn Asahikawa
3.5 out of 5
7-Chome 2-5 Miyashitadori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥5,554 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Located in the heart of Asahikawa, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Asahikawa Museum of Art, Tokiwa Park, and Ayako Miura Literature Museum. Kamikawa Shrine ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (952 reviews)
A great find in Asahikawa
"Although it was short, the stay was very good. Staff was there to assist until we arrived late night. The location is great, room was decent, the space was ok, the amenities were at par with other hotels in it's category, the facilities are top notch. The only downside is, they should have at least ..."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

JR Inn Asahikawa
OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts
OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts
3.5 out of 5
9 Chome, 6-jodori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥16,841 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Asahikawa, this spa hotel is 6.2 mi (10.1 km) from Asahiyama Zoo and 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Ueno Farm. Kamui Ski Links and Shikisai no Oka are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (280 reviews)
"The lobby space is top notch, the rooms have been updated, food is excellent. The spa was nice. Sadly the cafe is closed but the bar is open at night with a few options."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts
Dormy Inn Asahikawa Natural Hot Spring
Dormy Inn Asahikawa Natural Hot Spring
3 out of 5
964-1, 6 Chome, 5 Jo-dori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥5,690 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in the heart of Asahikawa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tokiwa Park and Asahikawa Museum of Art. Asahikawa City Museum and Ayako Miura Literature ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (860 reviews)
"The rooms are very small and not clean. Despite we were two, towels and amenities were for one guest. When we asked, they were unfriendly and left them at the door."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Dormy Inn Asahikawa Natural Hot Spring
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Best Lodging Options Near Tokiwa Park

Asahikawa Toyo Hotel
Asahikawa Toyo Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Article 7 7-chome 32-12, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥3,570 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
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JR Inn Asahikawa
JR Inn Asahikawa
3.5 out of 5
7-Chome 2-5 Miyashitadori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥5,554 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
JR Inn Asahikawa
OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts
OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts
3.5 out of 5
9 Chome, 6-jodori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥16,841 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts
Dormy Inn Asahikawa Natural Hot Spring
Dormy Inn Asahikawa Natural Hot Spring
3 out of 5
964-1, 6 Chome, 5 Jo-dori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥5,690 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Dormy Inn Asahikawa Natural Hot Spring
Art Hotel Asahikawa
Art Hotel Asahikawa
3.5 out of 5
6chome 7jo dori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥4,841 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Art Hotel Asahikawa
Premier Hotel Cabin Asahikawa
Premier Hotel Cabin Asahikawa
3.5 out of 5
1 Jodori-7 Chome, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥4,745 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Premier Hotel Cabin Asahikawa
Hotel Wing International Asahikawa Ekimae
Hotel Wing International Asahikawa Ekimae
3 out of 5
7-3112 Miyashitadori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥4,491 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Hotel Wing International Asahikawa Ekimae
Hotel Seline - Adult Only
Hotel Seline - Adult Only
3 out of 5
1-2518, Motomachi, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Hotel Seline - Adult Only
Hotel Crescent Asahikawa
Hotel Crescent Asahikawa
3 out of 5
5-8, Midoribasi-dori, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥4,050 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Hotel Crescent Asahikawa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.