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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5.0in the last week
While the Penguin Walk is the biggest highlight of this zoo, there are also many other attractions here too.
Highly recommend the snowy owls. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you would love them a lot.
The time when I was there, they didn't really move much. One was camouflaged in the snow on the ground while the other was resting gracefully on a branch. It was such a peaceful scene and it was fun just to see them turning only their heads with their bodies stationary, scrutinizing the visitors around them.
5.0a week ago
Must go for the penguin walk. Queue up early for the 940am bus cus it's packed! Don't worry if u miss it though. The penguin walk starts at 11am but they take a good 40min to complete their walk so just be there by then. If u can't there's still the afternoon one, though not in late Feb to Mar. Have fun!
5.02 weeks ago
If you are an an animal lover and loves nature, please do visit this place. The operation during winter season is from 1030-1530hrs and the place is big so be sure that you might find the operation hours too short to finish viewing all these adorable animals.
5.0a month ago
This is a must go!!! The penguins are so cute!!! My grown up children love it! Do go to the Asahiyama Snow Village for some rides and learn how to ski or snow boarding, it was the cheapest ever ! The ski is suitable for first timer to learn and for family with children! Food there are cheap too!
5.03 weeks ago
Never have I got the chance get so up close with all the different animals, my wife love the penguin walk and checking out Hokkaido reindeer. Do go there early so you can quickly catch the penguin show at 11am, else you have to wait till 2.30pm.
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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