Asahiyama Zoo is located just outside of central Asahikawa. It is a 40 minute bus ride from Asahikawa Station. Every winter, one of the most anticipated activities at the zoo, is the Penguin Walk. We braved the -20C weather to witness this.
Our first stop in Hokkaido was Asahikawa. Asahikawa is a city roughly an hour north of Sapporo. This is where Japan’s lowest temperature, -41C, was recorded back in 1902.
For the first time since 2017, our Japan trip was one we shared with other people. We decided to experience Hokkaido in winter along with some friends. This whole trip took a year to be finalized and a number of reschedules. It was a great trip that started with a missed flight.
This quarantine has turned me into a picky reader and watcher. I’ve never been the type to stop watching series or stop reading books because the first part didn’t interest me. I’ve accumulated a good list of shows (and a book) that I tried to like but failed at which I’m sharing today.