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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came to Hokkaido this time and specially set aside time for the Asahiyama Zoo. Asahikawa is not too far from Sapporo, you can choose a day tour group or go on your own. Its easier with the group, but its a little longer, and Ive missed the penguin walk in the morning when I arrived at the zoo. So I chose the second way. Take the express train from Sapporo Station, arrive at Asahikawa Station in about 90 minutes, then take the route bus for about 30 minutes. Drive to the zoo.
You can buy the tickets for the express and bus tickets at the Sapporo Station Visitor Center in advance, but I lost the return bus ticket when I was at the zoo. I can only buy tickets again...
Also, If you are landing in Hokkaido and the first purpose is the zoo, you can take the bus directly from Shin-Chitose Airport and arrive at Asahikawa City in about three hours. This will give you more time to go to the zoo the next day. The accommodation in front of the station is more affordable than Sapporo.
In addition to the penguin walk, the zoo has many activities. In the summer, there is a special night zoo open day, other photography classrooms, story reading sessions, etc. that lead everyone to take pictures, some need to register early. There are several catering and selling stores in the park, and the content provided is not the same. If you are interested, you can buy it first.
To Hokkaido in winter, Asahikawa is a must-see. The most famous attraction in Asahikawa is the Asahiyama Zoo. The most popular attraction for the Asahiyama Zoo is the penguin walk. There is one at 11 am every day and one at half past two in the afternoon.
The whole penguin walk is about half an hour. Once you enter the zoo, you can see the place where you can watch the penguins take a walk. It doesn't matter where you line up at the beginning. The penguin keeps going until you get back. Your own "home", follow the pace of the penguin to move your position, you can definitely find a good position to watch and take pictures.
In addition to penguins, Asahiyama Zoo and polar bears, raccoons, deer, giraffes and other animals, watching animals in the snow and ice, is also a special experience.
The decoration in the zoo is very love, the material is photographed everywhere, even the vending machine is also animal-themed, so cute, foul!
➡️About tickets: Adults 820 yen
➡️ About admission time (specifically see the official website)
summer: April - October 9
In the past, when talking about Japan's most famous zoo, people will naturally mention the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Today, when it comes to the most popular, it is the Asahiyama Zoo on the outskirts of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, the northernmost zoo in Japan. As the Asahiyama Zoo, in addition to a variety of common animals, there are also creatures in the cold northern regions such as seals and polar bears.
Transportation: Take the Asahikawa Electric Rail Bus from Asahikawa Station and arrive at Asahiyama Zoo in 40 minutes. Tickets are 440 yen. The station is on the side of Asahikawa Station. We bought the ticket for the zoo + snow village at the station in advance, 1800 yen, free for children. The zoo opened at 10:30 and counted the time on the road. We went to the station at 9:00, and there were already many people. The 20-minute bus on the Internet was not. When it was full, it was driven away, and then immediately. Connected to the first, the zoo said that it opened at 10:30, in fact 10
The Asahikawa Zoo is the northernmost zoo in Japan. Every year, there are many tourists from home and abroad. Even during working days, people will line up in advance in order to watch the show. It is a super popular zoo. In the Asahikawa Zoo in the winter, there is an activity to walk with penguins. It is an event that you can't miss if you like a penguin! The penguins at Asahikawa Zoo shook their heads and shook their heads, and they all sprouted, and there was a kind of star that walked the red carpet. It is said that at the earliest time, the zoo's breeders fed these cute penguins with fat heads, so they had to come out to exercise to prevent weight gain every day. Later, when they went out for a walk, they attracted a lot of passers-by. Over time, they became now Asahikawa. The characteristics of the zoo, many people are not far from the afternoon to see these little cute style. In addition to the Penguin Xuchuan Zoo, another star is the polar bear. The way of display here allows visitors to clearly understand the intrinsic behavior and lifestyle of polar bears. You can observe polar bears from the perspectives that have never been experienced before.