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Asahiyama Zoo

Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 078-8205, Japan
+81 166--36-1104
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Asahikawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Playgrounds, Educational Sites, Gardens
Traveler Description: Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa Why Go? Diving polar bears, waddling penguins and seals that zip thru plastic tubes to evade a thousand camera shutters... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Singapore
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A well kept zoo with a unique way to viewing the animals. The enclosures for the polar bears, foxes, seals, penguins had special glass capsules that allowed visitor to go up close to them. Had a first hand experience with the penguin feeding which was a learning experience. They can easily shallow up to 3-4 fish at a go! Amazing.

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The penguin parade will only be shown in winter. It is better to visit during winter. Besides, after covering with a layer of snow, the whole zoo will become the scene of fairy tale.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited Asahikawa escorting six students on an exchange program and visited the zoo. It was great. The students and I loved the animals. Great day for us all.

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Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited this place on a Sunday so there were relatively more visitors, especially students who were most probably on their school trips. We were able to get up-close with most of the animals through glass panels and cages, so it was a really good experience. There were quite a number of restrooms around too so it was convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited Asahiyama Zoo in June 2014. The weather was good and there were a lot of people there. A lot of students in the zoo. The zoo is small but not crowded. The best part of this zoo is you could watch animal closely, just a glass wall apart. It has a lot of benches for the elderly to... More

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Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We enjoyed trudging through the snow to Asahikawa Station to take a bus to Asahiyama Zoo in December. The one-way bus fare was 400Y for adults and 200Y for children up to 12 years of age (all prices in 2011. I had to select travelled in 2013, as the option for 2011 wasn't there.). Asahiyama Zoo entry charges: adult 800Y,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

wanted to see the Penguin walk but ti was canceled! Too little snow and didn't want the little guys hurting their feets. The rest of the exhibits is quite good though the enclosures is a bit small.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I come from Singapore, where the zoo's supposed to be good, but visiting the Asahiyama zoo was really an experience for me. The zoo was built on a little hill. It was spring time and cherry blossoms were blooming all over the zoo so it was absolutely magical. We travelled by JR and took a bus from the station. I... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The zoo is not very big so you can tour comfortably within 1 day. I like that they try to create an environment where we can see most of the animals up-close. As it's summer when we were there so did not catch the penguin march but we did witness the feeding session. There are specific bus arriving time so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
5 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have many wonderful things to say about this place. The zoo is not very big, making it a good place for a quick stop. They animals look healthy and happy (also fat), and the zoo is very clean (as far as zoo goes). Entrance fee is not expensive for a place where you can see leopard seals, red panda,... More

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