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Asahiyama Zoo

Address: Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 166--36-1104
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Ranked #1 of 6 Activities in Asahikawa
Type: Educational Sites, Playgrounds, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Fun & Games
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Educational Sites, Playgrounds, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Fun & Games
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Easy access by public bus from the town. We were there in winter. Entrance fee is surprising cheap and free for kids. The highlight is penguin parade. There is one in morning and one in the afternoon. The Penguins will do a long walk. We went for the second one again but position at the end. Then as the crowd... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not everyone likes zoos - they can be sad places full of stressed animals in small cages. No zoo is perfect, and in an ideal world all animals would be in huge open plan enclosures (safari style). Asahiyama zoo has its share of too small enclosures and animals with repetitive behaviour, however it is clear that some effort has been... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very good layout, loved the penguin parade and the polar bear plus underwater view of the hippo swimming. A good zoo, animals looked healthy all except that there are very few of them being displayed or seen, but the close view makes up for it. The zoo is clean and the facilities are great, clean toilets and canteen for affordable... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went to this Zoo in the dead of winter. I find that animals are locked up in small cages, perhaps reflective that the zoo itself is not very big. The zoo will not be able to handle large crowds. As the animals are in smaller cages compared to other zoos, you can get a closer look at the animals which... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have been to this place in 2010. This is the excellent place to visit if you like animals. They are kept by preparing their natural habitat ARTIFICIALLY. It's a very good experience to see the animals wandering freely. It has got a very spacious area. Souveniers are also very good.

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great experience for wildlife lover!! Love the penguins, polar bears, seals and many more. Was raining a bit on my visit, but still enjoyed the zoo very much.

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Hong Kong, China
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150 reviews 150 reviews
127 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you haven't been to Antarctica for viewing penguins yet, do take your time to visit this zoo as there will be daily penguin parade shows for tourists. There are also other types of animals like polar bear and giraffe etc. and you can spend half a day inside the zoo. Transportation to the zoo is clear and simple and... More 

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Somerset
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305 reviews 305 reviews
166 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Take a bus from the main train station that has its final destination as the zoo. This is not the biggest zoo that I have visited but certainly one that is well laid out given the space as well as good close up viewing of some of the animals. Take you time and wander around.

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Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is a small zoo but a charming one where you can get pretty close to the animals. But if you have been to the zoos in Singapore - Day Zoo, Night Safari & River Safari, you will be disappointed as it is no where near those world class zoos. Guess it is still good for kids below 6 who... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Greetings from Geoffrey Goh. After driving for 180km from the North Fox Farm, we arrived at this famous zoo. In contrast to the foxes at the farm where thry can roam freely, the one fox in this zoo can only move in a 2m by 2m enclosure. This zoo has many unique openings for visitors to view the animals from... More 

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