best access is by the local bus from Asahikawa Station. Go out of the ticket gates and cross the road, go down the road facing the station on the right. Bus Stop Number 5 in front of the Asahi Building is just on the left. There is usually a crowd of people so easy to find. Buses every 20 minutes. Journey takes about 35 mins. Costs Y400. By taxi will cost about Y3,500.