This time I am writing about the buses that can take you to and from campus. I know a lot about this because I ride buses to and from school every day. (yaaaay = it’s not always run riding the bus every day).
About the Bus System
In Asahikawa we have two kinds of buses, because there are two bus companies.
The one is “Asahikawa Denkikido Bus(旭川電気軌道バス)” (we usually say “ASADEN(あさでん)”)
The other is “Dohoku Bus(道北バス)”. Neither has a good website in English.
There’s way more ASADEN buses, so I am only going to explain how to use ASADEN.
Using Buses Near Campus
There are two main bus stops near H.U.E.A.’s campus.
First , there is the Hokumon-chou 9-choume(北門町9丁目) bus stop is near education building. At this stop, we can catch the ASADEN #23 and #24 buses.
Second, there is the Asahimachi 2-jou 10-tyoume(旭町2条10丁目) bus stop just north of campus. This is near L-building. At this stop, we can catch the ASADEN #5, #6, and #14 buses.
Taking buses in Asahikawa can be a little complicated. Moreover, Asahikawa has many snow and roads are freeze in winter.
So often buses arrive 5-10 or more minutes behind schedule in the winter.
How to get on and off the bus
First , we have to take the numbered ticket (seiri-ken). You can find this right side when you get on the bus.(If you have MARUPASS(マルパス)or ASAKA(アサカ), you don’t have to take the number ticket. You just touch your card on the machine.)
Second, when you want to get off next bus stop, you have to push the purple switch to ask the bus driver to stop the bus.
Third, When you get off the bus, you have to pay the fare. The fare is showed on electric bulletin board. You have to put the number ticket and then the money into the box.(If you have MARUPASS or ASAKA, you don’t need to pay money. you just touch your card on the machine. )
Current Bus Info
The information below is about the bus schedule as of November 15, 2015. They change the bus schedule every six months.