"Super - T" Concert Tour 2000 - Asahikawa

[Concert Report] [After the concert...] [My Impression (Part 1)] [My Impression (Part 2)] [My Impression (Part 3)]

My Impression (Part 1)

  • Greetings,

  • Below is the part 1 of the last installment of my Asahikawa report.

  • David, Nick and I flew from Tokyo to Sapporo (New Chitose Airport). From there, we took the train for Asahikawa. It takes about one hour and twenty minutes to go from New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa by train. Taking the train does mean that having large suitcases could be a hassle. Of course, AFAIK there are flights between Tokyo and Asahikawa. However, flights between Tokyo and Asahikawa are not as frequent as the Tokyo/Sapporo route.

  • The layout of Asahikawa is pretty straightforward. If you have a map, then chances are you can navigate very easily. Right across the street from the Asahikawa train station is the Shopping Park (Kai Mono Kou En). There, you will find lots of shops and also a few major department stores such as Seibu. Also, there is a 24-hour convenient store, as well as a Mister Donut coffee shop there (No, I did not see any police officer hanging out there. ;p ).

  • Our first major point of interest in Asahikawa is Harvest Road House, of course. As some of you may know already, Harvest Road House is the location of Anzenchitai's former practice studio before they moved to Tokyo. In fact, the owner of Harvest Road House, Miyashita-san, is the former bassist of Anzenchitai. It used to be an old farm house (as seen in some of Anzenchitai's concert LD's) but has since gone through extensive renovation.

  • Please note that making dinner reservation at Harvest Road House is highly recommended. Also, their lunch hours is from noon to 2:30pm. Dinner hours is from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. There is a caf (Caf des Prs) adjacent to Harvest Road House. I am not sure if it is open all day but the hostess was kind enough to let us in. She seemed to know that we did not go there just for dinner. :)

  • The location of Harvest Road House is absolutely serene. Situated in the middle of the road, it is surrounded by fields. The only tall structure that might be distracting are the light poles, but the poles do not obstruct views. Sitting from the caf looking through the glass window, you can see Daisetu-san (the mountain surrounding Asahikawa where Anzenchitai VII's cover was taken. Thanks, Yamaguchi-san. :) ). Any ski bums around? There are ski runs at Daisetu-san. Also, the Asahikawa airport is not far from Harvest Road House. If it well planned, one can probably fly in from Tokyo for lunch and be back in Tokyo by the evening. :)

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    Written by Anthony Chan
    Organized by Kelvin Tsang
    Last update: November 6, 2000
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