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Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa

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#1 of 228 in Outdoors in Hokkaido
Enjoy an outing to Asahiyama Zoo, which makes up for its small size in the variety of animal species sheltered there. Wildlife includes penguins, seals, leopards, polar bears, wolves, and red pandas. You can also step into the role of the "prey" at a glass dome, which puts the observer at eye level with wolves and polar bears. Put Asahiyama Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Asahikawa vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I went on a weekday, but less crowded, happy. I saw all the animals, but attentiveness in 4 and a half hours.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Got a bus tour visited the summer peak, but without worrying about parking, entrance also from private organizations. Stay 2 hours and a half course was lined with dome of the polar bear is just go.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Which is the wish of the sister family, went for a long time. And very crowded in summer, parking's free parking area near the main gate. Ignore the touts 'parking is full and parking covered stands on the side of the road, and now. Free parking at the East Gate and up the Hill, this is relatively easy to stop. Return just to climb the slope, so summer is tough. Guests can enjoy a new exhibition and increases every time you go in the garden and when to go.
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  • July 14, 2017
    The zoo is really big which took us half a day to explore 90% of all the animals, mostly never seen it real before. The design and layout of the zoo are interesting, and the enclosure with the wildlife is significantly near which we were able to experience n seen it up close... There were many local species too. Although it was raining that time (early June) and weather was below 10degree, it still gave us a wonderful and interesting experience. Here are jus some of the pictures taken.
  • June 15, 2017
    Animals are lively, the enclosures are big and nicely designed. First time seeing some animal, especially this close. Very good 3-1/2 hours, and they provide trolley and wheelchairs. Excellent accessibility for wheelchairs. Highly recommend, fun for all ages. Also have multiple food stall or vending machine, price sensible.
  • June 16, 2017
    Love the zoo. Could really get quite close to the of the big cats as they seemed to like walking at the edge of the cages. There is a good variety of animals. There are tigers, leopards, red pandas, deers, polar bears, seals, penguins. There is a large cage with many peacocks and they were active and open their tails in full glory. There's also a children's area with small animals. Go at the right timing you get to hold and pet rabbits and guinea pigs.
  • June 28, 2017
    This is a gorgeous place in winter. The tigers seem attached to the keeper. The penguin walk is the highlight. Animals look healthy and handsome.
  • June 29, 2017
    Great zoo. Lots of opportunities to see animals. Audio guide available in many languages. Staff very friendly.

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A major commercial and industrial hub, Asahikawa has an array of accommodations ranging from three-star hotels to low-budget lodgings. All hotels concentrate in the area between the railway station and Tokiwa Park, with a hotel booking service at the station helping you find the most suitable accommodations easily. With many multiple-story hotels and a number of mid-range traditional guesthouses within walking distance of the station, Asahikawa offers decent, reasonably priced accommodations for visitors.
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