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Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo

3.9
#2 of 17 in Zoos & Aquariums in Hokkaido
Stroll through the quaint Maruyama Zoo, with enclosures designed to help you get up close to more than 184 species in the park. Despite its relatively small size, you can see many animal favorites, such as bears, chimpanzees, wolves, and various big cat species at the zoo. Winter serves as the most spectacular time to visit, with thick layers of snow helping the snow leopards, penguins, and polar bears feel at home. Kids will have a ball at the petting zoos, with plenty of farm animals and even kangaroos to meet. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sapporo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Maruyama Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There was a lovely selection of animals at the zoo, and a lot of the enclosures were great because you could really get up close with the animals. We also went in the snow and this was just lovely for...  more »
  • Small Zoo easily reachable by public transportation and a short walk. I went during this past winter for the Sapporo ice and snow festival and took a day trip to the zoo, it was snowing and cold but m...  more »
  • Came here despite snowing winter and totally love the experience. Much lesser crowd and still get to see the animals. The place isnt too big with plenty of restrooms and a couple of rest areas/restaur...  more »
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  • Fun trips for kids. The faculty has been well looked after. The staff has created icy slides as an extra attraction for kids. Perhaps a visit in less cold winter weather will have more to see.
  • This place is fairly amazing though it is small. But I don't recommend it for winter travelers and I'd say not to got there until next year. Went there recently and whilst the tiger wa sick, many other animals were NOT in their enclosure such as the giraffes. They are currently renovating the brown bear enclosure and preparing to add in an elephant's enclosure.
  • This was one of my favorite zoos! It's worth it for the red pandas alone. The entrance fee is very reasonable too, and you're able to see the animals pretty closely. I only take a star off because, like many zoos, some enclosures seemed too small/in need of upkeep.
  • Went there and its closed. Perhaps due to snow. But no notice was available in the internet. Or least I did not look hard enough to find it.
  • Very enjoyable visit with plenty to see, even better when the elephant enclosure complete and the elephants are moved in. Well worth a visit.
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