Here it is, the oldest shop in Asahikawa. 3 generations of sons have worked here. I went in at the exact time it opened, so it was just me and the legends.
Keizo recommended this place. This strictly shoyu soup is made from vegetables and fish, and its great.
I made the faux pas of asking if this shop was related to the Aoba in Nakano. They told me no and the topic was changed. Later I found out that there was some sort of drama here, apparently. Such is life in the world of ramen.
The staff here is super nice, if its not too busy have a chat.
I dig the stamped nori seaweed.
Shop info here.