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Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa
(4.5/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I highly recommend this zoo as one of your key destinations in Hokkaido especially during winter. This is because the penguin parade only takes place during winter when the ground is frosted enough fo...  more »
  • If you're not local, make sure you visit the Tourist information office in Asahikawa Station. They will give you all information you need on how to get there, how much to pay, what bus stop to use, wh...  more »
  • Sky--asahiyama Zoo penguins in the movie later go to asahiyama Zoo, I saw a beautiful zoo. Please go. Penguin winter hiking is so great it is. Any good family alone was just. Please come.
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  • funny zoo. when i visited in summer, chimpanzees were kept in an air-conditioned environment, snow leopard was kept in the hot zone - small caged jungle. fascinating flamingos, giraffes, ostrich, peacock, and lots of birds and aquatic animals. good place for family trip especially kids. try the ice cream. has some kind of eatery inside, look for free parking just outside.
  • On late October, weather is rather cold and many animal gone hibernation or not showing (such as capypara) but it's ok for me. Give 4 stars for cute penguins, red panda, sea lions and polar bears
  • I love the interaction between human and animals. We can see the animal so closely. And they saw seemed happy unlike other zoos. Especially apes and its relatives. You are so humanlike. I noticed there are social behaviour. 大好き!
  • Stopped off here for a few hours as it is near the airport. I understand it's quite a famous zoo but it seemed fairly standard to me. Lots of sleeping animals that you can't quite get a good photo of through the bars. Chimpanzees were the best thing there as you sort if get to walk right up to where they are swinging in the trees vis a glass tunnel. They have attempted to do this with other animal enclosures, such as with the bubbles in the polar bears tank which you can crawl inti to take a look if you are small enough. However, I don't think it really worked as well as with the chimps.
  • There was too much hype all over place before we went there but this place is just okay. There weren't even many animals. I think the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo has more animals than Asahiyama Zoo.