Higashikawa Town is located in central Hokkaido and is a part of Japan's largest national park (Daisetsuzan National Park) with Higashikawa's eastern part forming a large-scale forest.
The tallest mountain, Mount Asahi (2,290m) is situated in the Higashikawa area. Daisetsuzan National Park was designated as a national park on Dec. 4, 1934. The area is 2,267.64km of which 102.55 km belongs to Higashikawa.
The town is located 13km from Asahikawa city (15mins by car), 7km from Asahikawa airport (8mins by car). Being located in the inland basin of the Kamikawa region, Higashikawa has four distinct seasons. You can enjoy alpine flowers, fresh green vegetation, colorful autumn leaves, and fluffy snow in Asahidake Hot Springs and Tenninkyo Hot Springs.