The country's northernmost zoo attracts a huge number of visitors, from Japan and overseas, with its unique interactive viewing facilities. Located in Asahikawa City in the middle of Hokkaido, the zoo has created a variety of facilities inducing natural behaviors of each animal, instead of just "showcasing" them.
Visitors in the glass dome in the middle of enclosure can see polar bears rushing toward them. The orangutan trapezes and the walk-through penguin aquarium enable you to watch their active behaviors. The zoo is very clean and barely smells, making "the viewers smile all the time".
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5.0a week ago
It was a special trip to the asahiyama zoo on that snowy day. The place was so quiet due to the weather and very few visitors. The animals were also quiet but they were composted and seemed enjoying the coldness. The place is designed to enable visitors to closely observe the animals and it was amazing to watch the seal and hippo under water. This is a lovely zoo.
5.0in the last week
So many different species of different animals. Very well organized zoo and all of the animals were awake and running around. It is probably one of the best zoos in the world.
5.02 months ago
A must visit place, especially in winter. A nice ambient zoo, with so many different view angle for visitor. A well design cage so visitor can see more of the animal without disturbing the animal itself.
Even the elderly still visited this place in winter, although sometimes the pavement are slippery because of the ice. Just be careful when you walk.
The ticket price is not expensive and easy to reach by bus from Asahikawa station.
5.04 weeks ago
Opportunity to see some rare animals if you have about 4-5 hours to spare. Great for young kids. The zoo has very carefully thought through viewing options and visitors get to see the animals from different angles.
5.0a month ago
The best zoo I have been to and its very special for me as I am from a tropical country. Visiting timing was 1000 to 1500 but it was enough to go to most of the attractions. Perfect experience especially penguin walk
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If you are coming to see lavender in furano in summer, you can just add this zoo on your itinerary. There you will see animals engaging in various activities. My favorite ones are lesse pandas! Of course, other animals like penguins, pol...
If you are coming to see lavender in furano in summer, you can just add this zoo on your itinerary. There you will see animals engaging in various activities. My favorite ones are lesse pandas! Of course, other animals like penguins, polar bears, spotted seals you cannot miss!Read moreClose