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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Nice zoo

I found this place comparable to the famous Asahiyama zoo if you visit it on summer (as there is no penguin walking in the snow here in summer). There are several native species... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Itthinan A
Bangkok, Thailand

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank kathrynoh
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Kids will love it. Adults will too. Petting zoo area in addition to giraffes, polar bears, monkeys, lions, tigers, etc. Some of the most active animals we have seen at a zoo. Easy viewing. Pretty location. Reasonable snacks and food. Cheap admission. Parking is available or accessible by bus from the train station (could even walk 10-15 minutes). They are... More 

Thank Toruhouze
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Zoo was overall okay. Since we visited on a day when Hokkaido was hit by Typhoon, it was our bad luck that animals could not be displayed as usual. Other than that not a bad facility but can be bettered.

Thank NYHaque
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have been to this zoo twice, and every time the condition of the animals here have deteriorated. The baby Polar Bear is fun to watch. but you might only get to see it if your luck if with you on that day. Certainly not one of my favourite places in Sapporo. For more information on sightseeing spots in Sapporo... More 

Thank Supersilly t
Level Contributor
74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was a nice day out, it was a little empty not sure if that was due to the weather or a school day. Some of the animal enclosures were quite big so the animals were a bit hidden away.

Thank Hamish D
Level Contributor
92 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The zoo is a pretty sad place for the animals. All the enclosures are much too small and cramp, and the animals dont appear to be too healthy. For instance, the lions and leopards are kept in tiny cages and animals like the raccoons had bald patches on their fur. Maintenance is very poor and the enclosures dont look clean... More 

5 Thank WanderlustJournal
Bangkok, Thailand
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114 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I found this place comparable to the famous Asahiyama zoo if you visit it on summer (as there is no penguin walking in the snow here in summer). There are several native species of Hokkaido. We spent half a day there. It is about 10min walk up the hill from maruyamakoen station so it is near the Hokkaido shrine too.

2 Thank Itthinan A
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96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is good and fun for kids. It is not big areas. Don't have so many genre of animals. The star of the zoo is new born polar bear. Cute products (polar bear logo) are available in the shops and convenient stores all over the Sapporo city. The shop near the entrance, there are a lot of games and... More 

1 Thank Mollymoon_26
Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Hi , I recently visited this zoo with my family and 3 year old niece. There was lot of hype all over the news in Sapporo and ads regarding the baby polar bear at the zoo, so wanted to check it out. I will say that everyone in my family was disappointed with the zoo visit , including my 3... More 

10 Thank Sahil J
Kamisu, Japan
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85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Good timing to see baby polar bear. Lots of visitors came to see the baby when I visited.

Thank kazuwox

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