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Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions

611 Reviews
Liked by 16
April 28, 2018-October 15, 2018, 9:30-17:15(last admission time is 16:00); October 16-November 3, 9:30-16:30(last admission time is 16:00); November 11-April 7, 2010, 10:30-15:30(last admission time is 15:00), closed on November 4- November 10, December 30-January 1 ; April 27, 2019-October 15, 2019 9:30-17:15(last admission time is 16:00); October 16-November 3, 9:30-16:30(the last admission time is 16:00); November 11-april 7th 10:30-15:30(last admission time is 15:00); closed date: April 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019, December 30 - January 1, please refer to the official website for details.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: Higashiasahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Phone: +81-166-361104

What people are saying:

amaze with lively perform polar bear, hippo, penguin etc not commonly seen at other zoos. all the animaps are arranged and nestled at properly planned areas will surely open each eyes of a lifetime. thumb up!

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  • Suyo W
    Suyo W
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Penguin Parade

    This is a great zoo ! their famous penguin parade, check their penguin parade schedule. The zoo collection is educable and take care well by the staff. I like the way the decorated the ice when wi...

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  • Cyber0515
    東京, 東京都

    Zoo where you can enjoy the animals and the changing of the seasons in the park

    様々な動物を観察できるだけでなく、園内の季節の移り変わりも含めて楽しむことが出来る、動物園と言えば、真っ先に思い浮かべる動物園でしょう。特に降り頻る雪の中でも活発に動き回る動物を観察できるのは貴重な体験と言えます。 大型だったり、他ではあまり見られないような動物が多いため、触れ合える機会が持てるエリアはそう多くありませんが、広めに誂えた区域の中で悠然と過ごしたり、まず見ることのない脚の裏が見える...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602714556000+0800)/
  • LoveKihei
    Los Angeles, California, USA

    A great zoo that’s punching above its belt

    Asahikawa Zoo puts tremendous thought and effort into its conservation efforts and educating visitors about the importance of living with nature. It’s not the biggest zoo, most certainly not he best f...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600445679000+0800)/
  • Nils W
    Nils W
    Stockholm, Sweden


    If you are the sort of person who likes seeing large animals locked into tiny cages, taunted by screaming tourists, this is the place for you. Lions, tigers, polar bears and other animals are either ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596946760000+0800)/
  • Chris S
    Chris S
    Kyoto, Japan

    A sad and shameful place

    The animals were often unable to hide from the direct hot sun, many were panting and their skin looked sore and dry. This was like a zoo from 50 years ago. Little awareness of habitat and space. Rebui...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596448796000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Located in Asahiyama, Asahiyama Zoo is a famous zoo in Japan and a top attraction for many families. The more famous exhibitions include several large Arctic creatures, while spotted seals can be seen at the Seal Pavilion swimming vertically in giant cylindrical tanks. At the Polar Bear Pavilion, polar bears can be seen both wandering the ground and swimming energetically in the water. In winter, visitors can glimpse the parade of penguins, which proves very popular among children.
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