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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2.0in the last week
People come here and says it’s nice only because there is literately nothing to do in this city - so do I.
4.0a month ago
It’s a nice medium sized zoo with lots of animals and exhibits. Times for feedings and special explanations are shown near the entrance.
The only issue I had was seeing the polar bear having to be outside when it was 85F. He had some shade available and a small pool but still, it must have been hot for the bear.
The bus ride from Asahikawa station took about 40 minutes each way.
5.0in the last week
Excellent zoo, they also have the penguin walk at certain times of the day where the penguins are allowed to freely roam a part of the zoo and it is worth seeing!
5.0a week ago
They have a planned schedule so you can see every show they can offer.
5.08 months ago
Can definitely recommend this place. Winter zoo experience is a first for me.
Penguin walk was quite nice. Polar bear feeding was also amazing.
Easy to take photos of most of the animals. All of them were very active during our visit.
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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