Maruyama Zoo , about 3km west of the center of Sapporo, is part of Maruyama Park involving primeval forests. The zoo displays some 180 species and has indoor viewing facilities, making it "a comfortable spot both in summer and winter."
Active renovation is going on and new facilities specializing in Asia and reptiles and amphibians are recently added. The zoo has been quite successful in nurturing polar bears and other rare species, and you can see different new-born babies every year. The zoo offers a daily tour to show and experience animal feeding.
Airport/Sta.New Chitose Airport (about 42.2km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
Great zoo with ample amount of space and lots of animals even for a zoo. I recommend seeing the polar bear, which seems to be the most popular. The price is cheap as well.
5.03 months ago
The Maruyama Zoo was very fun with many animals.
I was happy to see the Lesser Panda at close range.
I was moved to see an animal that I couldn't meet easily.
It's cheap too!
5.08 months ago
It was much more than I thought.
It was snowing , freezing cold and windy . Thought my kids will not like my half day plan going to this zoo. BUT it was total fun visit.
Kids wanted to stay for more.
Winter time special indoor cages were the best.
Underwater observing window were awesome. Underwater aquarium was awesome. Carrying zoom lenses would be the best for photography lovers.
It was Friday ( weekday ) and bad weather ( it matters may be).Not much people around .
Big zoo boundary as well parking lots ample.
Polar bear was the famous one out there.
Very playful mood it was that day. Lucky us.
Note : check the pic for the entry fees.
Parking I paid 700¥ for half day.
3.03 months ago
Not really a big zoo, but quite nice for sightseeing and walking, a lot of trees and plants. Animal cage is quite small and narrow in my opinion and I don't know but, most of them look so sad...
4.08 months ago
A fun zoo with a nice selection of interesting animals. The reptile house was particularly cool. Also a very cheap entry price. Some of the enclosures do feel a bit to small for the animals housed in them however.