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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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Description: 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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Good Zoo for half a day

Good selection of outdoor and indoor exhibits. There are some renovation for new exhibits during our visit. Agree some improvement in ventilation for the indoor exhibits but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Dom W
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Good selection of outdoor and indoor exhibits. There are some renovation for new exhibits during our visit. Agree some improvement in ventilation for the indoor exhibits but it was winter with 5C outside and the heating inside make the smell worse. My son loves the close encounter with the tiger and other 'large cats'. There is also a petting farms... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited this Zoo with our two children (5 + 7). The Zoo is quite small and run down. Each exhibit is too small for the animals that that live there. There are many indoor enclosures but they smell so bad that we left before our third breath. The Giraffe was stuck in a tiny pen inside a dpressing brick... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The polar bear exhibit was till closed due to the birth of a baby polar bear:( Other than that it is a good visit for a few hours. You can get up close to some of the animals. Most have an indoor habitat so if it is cold outside, you can view from inside, but be prepared for the animal... More 

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Bangkok
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We decided to visit the zoo as our young daughter loves animals. Because it was snowing the atmosphere was quite nice as the zoo is located in Maruyama park. However to me the facilities were a bit dated and needed refurbishment. They have the usual lions, monkeys, giraffe, sheep, marine and tropical animals. Overall plan to spend 1-2 hours walking... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ticket fee is 600yen. Free for kids below 4yr. A very small and simple gift shop. Restrooms are easily found. It was winter, so it was freezing cold while walking ard. But consolation is, they have indoor observatory. No many animals as compared to Singapore Zoo. But upclose view of the tiger, wolves and most animals. My li'l girl wanted... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This zoo was really fun. It was snowing heavily when I visited the zoo, so I was very pleased to find that all the viewing areas were indoors. Highly recommended!

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is perhaps due to the timing, but we didn't have a great experience here. Now, we are comparing this zoo to smaller size zoos like Perth for instance, but even that, it's not really up to par. The polar bear wasn't available. All the African animals like Lions were kept in small rooms since it was winter, and the... More 

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New York
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This zoo is simply depressing. The overwhelming majority of the animals live in their cages alone with no chance to socialize. They sleep all day and some of them, such as a leopard that paces back and forth in his cage, are visibly mentally ill. Additionally, some of the animals should not be kept in zoos at all! An eagle... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

First of all this is Japan. Do not expect a huge zoo like the one in San Diego. Property are expensive/ sparse and the zoo here is no exception. I was surprised how inexpensive it was for the entree fee. The parking was ample and only cost 700yen. My girls are 7 and 5 and grandma in tow, it was... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Currently a lot of construction work ongoing and also a lot of empty cages. Did enjoy the polar bears!

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