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Asahiyama Zoo

Address: Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 166--36-1104
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Type: Playgrounds, Colleges & universities, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Fun & Games, Zoos & Aquariums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Playgrounds, Colleges & universities, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Fun & Games, Zoos & Aquariums, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Value for money zoo trip. Go there early in the winter where the zoo starts at 10;30am and close around 3pm ish to cover as much animals as possible at a comfy pace

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

there is a bus ride from the asahikawa JR station direct to the Zoo we went there in the morning while the day were -13 Celsius although it was sunny but it's still very cold the Penguins walk was really lovely and cute which was one the "must-go" if you travel Hokkaido in the Winter. Polar bear was great too.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the zoo in Feb, 2015 and intended to see Penquins' parade. It's so fun and amazing. Penguins are so nice and friendly. Be warned to come early to see penguins show. With -12C, the winter animals are so alert and enjoy with the snow. I also like polar bears. With a good management of the zoo staff, seeing... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

love the penguin walk, so much better when it was snowing.So funny watching the giraffe eating the snow

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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was visited this zoo on 2 February 2015. -6 Celsius at that time, very beautiful view and good weather. It was snow everywhere. Go to the second floor to have a better view of the Polar bear. Come earlier to have more change for the Penguin attraction, as it was so crowded. Don't be sad if you are in... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

we went there twice, still love it. First time in Summer, and this time in Winter. You must see the penguin walk, really great experience, very lovely animal. highly recommend for those who travel to Hokkaido. mind you that Asahikawa city is very cold indeed, much colder than Sapporo, prepare yourself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There are 2 timings for the penguins parade/walk each day. The zoo personnel were very efficient in ensuring that everyone got together in an orderly manner which not only ensured that the parade started on the dot but also everyone got a good view of the cute penguins. The only down side was the long drive from our hotel in... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Much of this zoo is excellent, with displays of cold-climate animals (especially the penguins) a delight. However, it was very sad to see animals from warm climates looking miserable in the snow. I believe zoos have a responsibility to provide animals with adequate accommodation in settings they are comfortable in, and some of the displays in this zoo are just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went in mid winter as day trip from Sapporo. My advise is check the train schedule ahead. We missed the early train and only had 3 hours by time we got there (place shuts early in winter). If that happens to you, take the cab there although bus is extremely convenient as bus stop is literally at JR station... More 

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Perth, Australia
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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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