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".
Airport/Sta.New Chitose Airport (about 126.7km) Google Transit
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5.0a week ago
22 Jun 2019. This big zoo is located about 150km east of Sapporo. First time I visit a split-level zoo. My bus is parked at the highest entrance and I have to walk downwards level by level. People on wheelchair must be very careful. Where the slopes are steep, there will be elevators. No worries!
This zoo is divided into animal zones like primates, birds, reptiles etc. In some zones special areas are provided to snap photos even at underwater level. Very clean zoo and the animals are well fed.
Lots of toilets and eateries. There are many seats too.
5.0in the last week
Very famous zoo in Hokkaido, it is a very good place for family with kids and young people. You would learn a lot of knowledge about different kinds of animal and still enjoy walking around. The overall design of the zoo is one of the best I have ever seen in Japan.
3.0a month ago
Despite limited number of animals to see, it is still quite a place to visit. Animals are well taken care of. The place is vast so you need do a lot of walking. If you come during summer you haf better bring along an umbrella. It is quite hot with temperature touching 28®C.
5.0a month ago
If you visit Asahikawa you must definitely come to the Asahiyama zoo, one of the .let famous in Japan. Most of the exhibits are unique in the way they display the animals and allow you to get up close (or under, or on top) to have a look. Feeding time is very popular and if you can, experience the zoo in both summer and winter as they're quite different.
5.0in the last week
Very nice high quality zoo!
They have a very varied exhibition of animals on display including polar bears and penguins 🐧
Bought a 1 year pass so I am definitely going back again~
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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