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Address: Miyagaoka 3 Banchi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 11-621-1426
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An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for...

An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for children.

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We went in winter. A totally new experience visiting a zoo in winter. Got to see the tiger, snow leopards, wolf and brown bear real close. The polar bears were mostly sleeping on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit for the young ones as they get to see the animals up close. The enclosures allows the visitors to get a close views of the animals.

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Thank Violetferrari
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in winter. A totally new experience visiting a zoo in winter. Got to see the tiger, snow leopards, wolf and brown bear real close. The polar bears were mostly sleeping on the day of our visit. Only got to see one. We didn't get to see the lion though. We skipped the tropical enclosures as we have seen... More 

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Thank Nirmalahk
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31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a zoo located in maruyama park and beside hokkaido shrine. The zoo is small but lot to see. The wolf's and bears was active when we arrive, maybe be due to the cold weather. We arrived at 2pm, unable to finish the whole zoo before 4pm, missed out lots of spot. Prefer not to visit during winter cause lots... More 

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Thank Brenda S
Singapore
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148 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had nothing much to do on a wintery day and decided to bring the kids (they are in their teens) to the zoo in Maruyama Park. Entrance fee was reasonable - JPY600 per person - and the kids and us had a surprisingly good time. Mainly looking at the cute animals, chasing the sheep around and getting really up close... More 

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1 Thank Shrek-loves-Fiona
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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162 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky since everyone who visited on New Year were granted free entry. The zoo overall was quite maintained but there are still lots of improvements to be made. I enjoyed my time here despite the cold weather. It was really exciting to see the polar bears, snow leopards, wolves and snow monkeys.

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1 Thank Norli85
Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in the winter. The polar bears, the penguins and the wolves looked energetic and happy. The children had fun petting the sheep. The enclosures for the lion, hippo & giraffe were small & looked rather sad, I suppose due to heating costs & such? I felt my satisfaction would not have been affected if these exhibits were left... More 

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Thank TehTorng
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

There are a lot of animals in this zoo a lion, a tiger and a flamingo. A child below the junior high school student puts it in this zoo for free of charge.

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Thank Kazuhiko S
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Being an animal lover myself, please give the zoo a miss. Coming from Australia as a contrast point, the animals are not treated well with their habitats consisting more of concrete than a natural habitat. Treatment of animals seems poor and none of them look happy, contented or even healthy. Please do not encourage the zoo and give it a... More 

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3 Thank bullerboy21
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This is really not too bad a zoo as opposed to some feedback I read online. I had only allocated 30 minutes for this zoo for the purpose of verifying the negative remarks I read and also to see how a zoo could be like in winter and how the animals live and react to the cold weather with their... More 

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2 Thank WinterPassion
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Normally I research zoos before I visit to make sure the animals are treated well but didn't before visiting Maruyama zoo. I wish I had because the housing conditions of the animals was terrible. A giraffe in a tiny pen and lions in a glass cage with a concrete floor. The jungle animal section looked like a converted cow shed... More 

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