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Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa

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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. For Asahiyama Zoo and beyond, use our Asahikawa day trip planning site to get the most from your Asahikawa vacation.
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  • On to tour all facilities on tour was to tourism only in 90 minutes, but I think 3 hours is required. Moreover, it was hard just because winter is covered with snow for the season, the Zoo is on a slope, from the West Gate and East Gate.
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  • Speaking of Asahikawa! Asahiyama Zoo! I is the hotspots. Now winter sales for the gate to free parking is so. From the West Gate seal Museum is close by. I went to see said just Munch time there,. Zookeepers feeding, while straightforward animal ecology, explains. It is also near the entrance is written with animals, so turn fun. Here is their US borders very carefully. Publications also are ingenious, very rewarding. Especially memorable is the posted materials from BRO is not seen from the Zoo's animals are here, living on the same planet as saying it had been written. Not only enjoy but cute, and it got me thinking that the global environment. I think you can see many repeat visitors.
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  • Inside the Park is very large and heavy down than I thought. Round up and around and were pretty tired feet. Entertaining events can be seen near the animal, but adults can enjoy.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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