Asahiyama Zoo

Sightseeing information about Asahiyama Zoo in Japan.


Asahiyama Zoo4.9

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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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Airport/Sta.New Chitose Airport (about 126.7km) Google Transit

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5.0a week ago

2019.3.11 me and my wife visited.

this is such a lovely zoo.

penguin walk is a major event and happens 11am and 230pm on 2019 march. recommend to check the time before visiting.

not only the penguin walk, but also its coziness yields adorable vibe of the zoo.

it's a small zoo in a countryside, but to me, experience is better than what you get at bigger zoos in the cities.

totally recommend.

5.0a month ago

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

Very very cute. Love all the animals and exhibits. This dog has a large wound on his side from an operation im guessing. Hope he gets well soon 😘

5.0a month 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

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!

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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!

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