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Asahiyama Zoo

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“penguin parade”(65 reviews)
“the bus”(35 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
+81 166-36-1104
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Reviewed 4 days ago

That was my first zoo trip in Japan. I was really impressed seeing the way they keep the animals with great care. Animals look happy compared to other zoos where they live in miserable conditions. Highly recommended and I am sure the kids will enjoy...More

Thank Baloch101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great zoo. Easy to navigate and plenty of healthy animals to see in their large homes. Liked the penguins and giant hippos. Children <15 years visit the zoo for free. Recommended for families. You can buy tickets at the tourist information center at Asahikawa main...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Asahikawa, take the 41, 42, or 47 bus from outside the train station. 440yen one way. The zoo itself is average, very easy to walk but I found the exhibits a tad depressing, and I couldn't help but feel sorry for the animals in...More

Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is clean and well taken care of; in fact every where in Hokkaido is clean and well taken care of. The animals are well fed; There are big & small Penguins running around, so lovely that you feel like one of them! The...More

Thank Gwee L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a lovely well planned zoo. Our kids loved every moment of it! The layout was very interesting where you get to see the animals very upclose. We spent about2-3 hours there at a quite a relaxed place.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I’m not the biggest fan of zoos myself, but this one is really good and certainly worth a trip. I can imagine it being fun for all ages. The layout of the zoo is clear and organised, and it’s especially great that you can view...More

1  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you have children (young and old) who likes animals, do not even think about it... this is a must visit. We visited because my teenage daughter wanted to check out the Zoo and had an enjoyable 1/2 day meandering around the Zoo and checking...More

2  Thank yeetyuens
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was concerned about visiting this zoo as it is an older zoo and I was worried about the size of the animals habitats. We were here on a busy day during Golden Week, and only were able to see about half of the zoo....More

Thank tingirl
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Asahiyama Zoo features animals you would find in colder climates. Polar bears, the red panda, arctic deer, and their signature penguin enclosure where you can get really up close to these incredible animals. The zoo isn't very big so you can get through it in...More

Thank connectedmachines
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Though I am not a Zoo lover...I found myself enjoying this trip to Asahiyama Zoo..I took the JR train from Sapporo to Asahikawa.There's a tourism info office at the Asahikawa Train station.The staff speaks English & are friendly . We were given info to go...More

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Response from DanC1210 | Reviewed this property |
Around 6pm, they have to light it up one by one.